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Opening any subfolder in My Documents opens a Search Window

by jasonthrillhill / May 7, 2007 7:30 AM PDT

Upon trying to open any subfolder in My Documents (i.e. My Pictures, My Music, etc.) a Search Window opens as opposed to the contents of the folder. I can right click on the subfolder and select open, but it is rather annoying. The Search option seems to be default for these folders. How do I change it back to Open the folder by default rather than a search window?

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Pick a solution from these.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 7, 2007 7:36 AM PDT
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Re: Opening any subfolder in My Documents opens a Search Win
by Tufenuf / May 7, 2007 11:00 PM PDT

jasonthrillhill, Go to Start/Run and type in:

regsvr32 /i shell32

Click OK.

Note that the spacing is inportant.

This should correct the problem.

Tufenuf

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Thanks...Tufenuf!!!

It worked perfectly. I really appreciate it.
Jason

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(NT) Glad it worked & Thanks for posting back.
by Tufenuf / May 8, 2007 9:46 AM PDT
In reply to: Thanks...Tufenuf!!!
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