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How go I get rid of Search Assistant

by randomidone / January 7, 2008 6:37 PM PST

I have a Toshiba MK8025GAS, 80 gig, external hard drive. The problem is that when I go to my computer, then double click on the external hard drive, instead of the files/folders or whatever is on this hard drive appearing, this search assistant (with this little dog) pops up in the left window pane. How do I bypass that search function and just get the contents of my drive to show up?

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De-select it.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 7, 2008 6:54 PM PST

Open Search, (Start > Search), and select "Change Preferences". Click "Without an animated screen character".


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Maybe I stated problem incorrectly...
by randomidone / January 7, 2008 7:10 PM PST
In reply to: De-select it.

When I double click on my f drive to pull up my external hard drive, it goes directly to a search results page. What I want to happen is for the contents of that drive to appear instead of that search results page. If I left click and select open, I get the desired result but I would like to just double click as with opening any other file, folder or drive.

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Is this when you use My Computer?
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / January 7, 2008 7:38 PM PST

You mentioned my computer in the first post, but I just assumed you were talking about your computer. So, is this when you double click the "My Computer" icon on your Desktop? Then when you double click a drive, (any drive), you get a Search Results display?

If so, I am stumped. What has been searched for in the Search Results page?

Personally, I don't use My Computer for file management. I use XP's Windows Explorer, which can be found at Start > All Programs > Accessories > Windows Explorer. I have copied this as a shortcut to my Desktop for ease of use.


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Re: Maybe I stated problem incorrectly...
by Tufenuf / January 7, 2008 7:53 PM PST

randomidone, Click Start>Run and type in:

regsvr32 /i shell32

Click OK.

Restart your computer.

Note that the spacing is important.

This should correct your ptoblem.


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