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    Strange Problem with Opening a Folder

    I just had a strange problem occur when I tried to open a folder in windows. Instead of opening the folder when I double clicked, it opened up a search screen. The problem can be resolved by right clicking the mouse and selecting open, but I was wondering what caused that problem. I thought it might be a problem in my windows tool selection menu, but I could not find anything out of order.
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    Mike, I have had a few weird things like that happen since service pack 3.5 was installed. Since then when I get updates a weirdness or 2 disappears. Maybe check for updates at the MS site?
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    If you're using XP, try this:

    In Settings, select Control Panel, open Folder Options, File Types tab, select Folder type, click Advanced button, select "explore" and click Set Default button.

    If using Vista, could be different.

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    Did not work

    Thanks for the suggestion but it didn't seem to work. Each time I double click on a folder it opens up with a search screen. I went through all of the Microsoft data I could find and didn't see the solution anywhere.
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    Thanks a lot, that fixed the problem.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EAK View Post
    Fixed me too THANKS

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