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I messed up the file association extentions...Please Help

by darclew7 / March 26, 2006 12:20 AM PST

I was messing around with the icons of the hard drive and file folders. The Icons changed but now each opens to a search window, I got passed that by having each extention open with explorer in the C:\. However, now i can't get the windows to open in the same window. They keep opening up in new windows. Please help me

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RE: messed up the file association extentions...Please Help
by Tufenuf / March 26, 2006 1:47 AM PST

Bmilch25, Go into Folder Options>General tab and choose ''Open each folder in the same window'', click Apply/OK.


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by The Nerd / March 26, 2006 1:47 AM PST

Can't help now be i'll look around

Next time don't mess with what u don't know
and if u do make sure that u can change it back again

I learnt that the hard way and had to get my computer refomated

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Bmilch25: More info
by Tufenuf / March 26, 2006 2:28 AM PST

Bmilch25, If you still have the Search Window opening problem all you need to do is this:

Click Start, Run and type this command:

regsvr32 /i shell32.dll

Note: The spacing is important so you may want to jusr copy & paste the above.


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