'Open with' dialog box

February 4, 2010 at 22:31:51
Specs: Windows XP, 3gig/1gig
Upon clicking the 'Open Folder' in the 'download completed' dialog box, the 'Open with' dialog box comes up instead of the requested folder. Going directing to the folder I can access the downloaded file. However, although I used to be able to, I cannot access it by clicking the 'Open folder' button. Does anyone happen to know why this would be and what I can do to remedy this?

Thank you.


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#1
February 5, 2010 at 05:30:14
KRastro, Give this a try.

Click Start>Run then copy & paste or type in:

regsvr32 /i shell32

Click OK

Restart your computer

Note that the spacing is important.


Tufenuf


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#2
February 5, 2010 at 17:56:51
Tufenuf,

Thanks so much for your reply! I am away from the computer in question right now. However, I will try your solution at my earliest convenience and I will report back on my progress.

Thank you again for taking the time to respond!

KRastro


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#3
February 5, 2010 at 22:06:38
Tufenuf,

I tried your suggestion and I got the message saying the regsvr32 /i shell32 had successfully been changed. I then restarted the computer and tested it out. Unfortunately, the situation has not changed. Do you have any other advice?

Thank you again.

KRastro


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#4
February 6, 2010 at 06:59:09
KRastro, Try the "Folder Association Fix" at the link below. Instructions are at the link below. If that doesn't correct the problem can to do a System Restore to the closest date just prior to when this problem started? Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System Restore.

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_ass...

This is an odd problem that I never saw before.

Tufenuf


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#5
February 6, 2010 at 15:57:21
Tufenuf,

Yes, it really is strange problem and I don't see it mentioned anywhere on the internet.

I downloaded the fix you suggested. However, in the instructions, it says to 'extract the fix' to the hard drive. What does this mean I should do. I have saved the zipped file in My Documents and I opened it. Should I just double click it or do I need to move the fix somewhere before opening it?

Thank you again so much for your kind attention!

KRastro


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#6
February 6, 2010 at 16:24:48
KRastro, Just right click on that file you downloaded and choose "Extract All..." and when yo do that you'll see a wizard screen appear, click the Next button and extract it to the same folder. Then either double click or right click and choose Merge the reg file. This will merge the contents into the registry. After the merge is complete restart your computer and see if the problem is solved.

Tufenuf


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#7
February 8, 2010 at 03:03:10
Thank you. I will try this at my earliest convenience. You have been very helpful!

Thank you so much!


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#8
February 9, 2010 at 00:07:38
When I double click the file after extracting, I got something that just asked if I wanted to add the file to the registry. Would that be the same thing.

Interestingly, the problem seems like it has resolved itself as I was able to open a file directly upon downloading it. I happened to click the open button instead, but that was not working either before. I will try it again using the open folder button to check if it is really working properly as I have only tried it once so far.

I really want to thank you for taking time out of your day to help me out. I really appreciate it!

KRastro


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#9
February 9, 2010 at 07:31:38
KRastro posted, "When I double click the file after extracting, I got something that just asked if I wanted to add the file to the registry. Would that be the same thing."


The simple answer is "Yes".

Maybe the problem corrected itself.

Glad to help.

Tufenuf


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