Solved Double clicking a folder opens Search Results

June 17, 2012 at 09:31:36
Specs: Windows XP, dunno
Whenever I double click any folder to open it, I get "Search Results" menu as if I had pressed Ctrl F.
Docs, etc open ok on a double click. I have to select Open in dropdown menu to open the folder, which is boring, particularly with my own failing memory !

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#1
June 17, 2012 at 15:42:08
Never seen that before - sounds rather like the registry has got a bit screwed.

If it happened recently I would suggest doing a System Restore (NOT manufacturers restore) to a date/time before it happened. It doesn't touch your own stuff.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#2
June 18, 2012 at 06:43:43
Thank you for your answer. As the problem started a while ago and as I could work round it by right clicking and then "Open", I was reluctant to Sys Restore after some major software changes. I also thought it might have been from some setting I had made and forgotten.
As it happened, having posted my query, the top "Related Posts" with almost the same problem gave a link, thanks to Tufenuf, to www.kellys-korner.xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm. There the reg edit was. I downloaded and all is back to normal again. kellys-korner has about 800 tweaks in two columns.
Tufenuf ought to get Best Ans but I don't know how. Thanks for yours, the next best.
Missed Updater

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#3
June 18, 2012 at 09:58:57
✔ Best Answer
Glad to hear you got it fixed and with a more appropriate solution. Best Answers are "per thread" and cause "Solved" to appear. So you can still select one for this thread if you so wish.

Thx for popping back to let us know. Have you a link to that other thread - I would like to take a look at it?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
June 18, 2012 at 14:42:14
"Tufenuf ought to get Best Ans but I don't know how."

Only the person who started the topic can flag a post as Best Answer. which flags the topic as Solved (even if it hasn't been).
Once a post has been flagged as best answer, that can't be undone by the person who started the topic.

You may be still able to click on the up arrowhead on the right side beside the Score box in his post, though, to mark it as a good post.


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#5
June 18, 2012 at 15:06:56
The link (which is first on the list under Related Posts in the answer to me) takes you the relevant bit of www.kellys-korner.xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm.
Link = When I click anywhere, window open 'search' w

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#6
June 18, 2012 at 15:50:22
I know about "kelly's korner" but I'd never spotted that particular registry fix.
Managed to find it, number 18 on the right. Thanks - worth knowing.


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#7
June 19, 2012 at 13:36:57
Thanks for your advice. I am new to forums, only wanting info to sort out problems about twice in 10 years and that is when the vendors have a self-protected screen up to reduce work or staff more likely by referring every query to FAQs (which I call something else but with the same initials)
( If a web site has FAQs or too many FAQs, then it is the fault of the program's structure, the lack of clarity in the menus or the meaness of the program owners or the overwork or idleness of the Suppoet staff).
I will try to follow the forum "Rules" but it seems to me that these Best Answers, ETC are like badge hunting in the Baden Powell's Scouts. I've got a badge for Breakfast Cooking - ie- I gave them baked beans on toast.
IF, a big IF, I ever was able to give a useful answer to someone's query on some computer problem, I would be content with the satisfaction of having done it !
Yours,
Missed Updater

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#8
June 19, 2012 at 14:06:58
Yeah, I'm inclined to agree on the Best Answers etc. We're here to help as a team, not worry too much about plastic medals and so forth. I don't regard helping others as some sort of competition. It's good when someone takes the trouble to let us know what happened, rather than simply vanishing as so many do.

I also agree about FAQ's. Somebody sits and dreams them up and they mostly bear no resemblence to anything that is frequently asked, and never what I want to know.

Happy computing.


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