Go to Start/Run and type in: regsvr32 /i shell32
If that doesn't correct the issue which it should, use this automated edit:
Search Opens When Double Clicking a Folder or Drive (Line 18-right column).
Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.
I've been running XP Home for years now and this is the first time this has happened to me. When I double click on the "My Pictures" desktop shortcut - or on the "My Pictures" folder in "My Documents", I get a "Search" window instead of all my picture folders and icons. I can still get to my picture folders and icons by right clicking on the shortcut and choosing "Open". But I would like to fix this. When I right click on the shortcut, and the shortcut menu comes up, SEARCH is highlighted and is at the top of the menu, so it is the default action for this shortcut. All my other shortcuts have OPEN highlighted, at the top of the menu, and it is the default action. How "My Pictures" default got changed I don't know and I can't figure out to change it back to OPEN. I've tried deleteing the shortcut and making a new one but that doesn't help. I even get "Search" if I click on the folder icon in "My Documents". Help !! Cliff