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Windows 7: Window won't open in same window

30 Oct 2009   #1

Windows 7
Window won't open in same window

Hi.I am running Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit .I have ticked in Folder Options to open windows in same window but it won't work,the windows are opening in new window! Please help! I am searchin for the solution all day and can't find anything working for me!

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31 Oct 2009   #2

Vista Ult 64 bit Seven Ult RTM x64

Hello artasas,

Welcome to Seven Forums.

Might give this a try to see if it finds/fixes anything. SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

Hope this helps.

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28 Aug 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit

Probably you've already solved that or reinstalled the system by now. Anyway, I had the same problem and what did the trick was opening elevated command line - from start menu type "cmd" in the search box, right click on cmd.exe and run as administrator. Once you are in the command prompt type "regsvr32 shell32.dll". You should get confirmation if successful. This will re-register Windows shell library, which is responsible for how windows explorer operates. Remember to restart the system and it folders should open in the same window as you want them to.
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20 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate

^that also didnt solve my problem
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20 Nov 2010   #5

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install

I know that you said you tried, but here is out excellent tut on the subject
Open each Folder in the Same or Own Separate New Window
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20 Nov 2010   #6
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1

If the tute above doesn't work, 2 things to try:

Open Windows Explorer (just open any folder)> Organize> Folder and search options> View tab> Make sure Launch folder windows in a new process is unchecked


Start> In search box type regedit and press enter> Navigate to


On the right pane there should be a value named Default. It's value should be none. Double-click on the Default value and set the value to none. This should restore you default folder options. restart PC and see if you can now set the correct folder option to open in same window.

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