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My File Folders

by slasher2k / March 13, 2007 4:43 AM PDT

All my file folder (documents and settings for ex.) icons have reset to that ugly non-applicable for any of the above blank icon, and now when i do click on a file folder its first action is to open a blank search' window, as oppose to normal default action of 'open'folder, when i right click on it, search is the default action, what is going on?? ive looked at folder options in control panel and haven't been able to find solution.

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Re: My File Folders
by Tufenuf / March 13, 2007 5:48 AM PDT
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Go to Start/Run and type in:

regsvr32 /i shell32

Click OK.

If that doesn't correct the issue gp tp the link below and scroll down to line 18-right column) and click on "Search Opens When Double Clicking A Folder" to download a reg file fix. Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

For the icon problem just start your computer in SAFE mode then restart it in Normal mode. This will rebuild the iconcache.db file.

Tufenuf

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by slasher2k / March 13, 2007 6:35 AM PDT
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Thx for help Tufenuf, all worked perfect, except, for the second part i had to run Activicons repair, that did it, the 'rebuilding iconcache.db file' was the concept i needed brought to my attention, thx.

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(NT) slasher2k, Good job & Thanks for posting back.
by Tufenuf / March 13, 2007 6:41 AM PDT
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crazy windows XP
by Cathie Rademacher / March 13, 2007 8:18 AM PDT
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I have found that when things start going wrong its micro soft I have found 2 excellant programs easy to use and understand and really help. they are advanced windowsV2 professional and it gives you a trial period to see if it helps & you like it it's only 29.99 to buy, they alsogive away programs frequently. I also use Iorbitit defrags your computer.What a difference. They monitor all the tine .I also use Lavasoft for malware


Hope this helps, Rosy

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