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Problem with Windows Explorer shortcut to folder view

by PLC_Guy / February 18, 2008 3:05 AM PST

In Windows Exporer, I select a folder and using the right click context menu, send a shortcut to my desktop. When I double click on the shortcut icon it should open the My Computer folder view window. But in my case it opens the Search Results window instead of the folders view window. It used to work but now it doesn't. What do I need to do to fix it?

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Just links about this common problem.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 18, 2008 3:26 AM PST
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Re: Problem with Windows Explorer shortcut to folder view
by Tufenuf / February 18, 2008 4:05 AM PST
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Solution to "Problem with windows explorer short cut to fold
by basoc / February 27, 2008 5:31 AM PST

A solution for this problem is covered in an article by Scott Dunn - - Windows Tips: A simple fix for window... It was in the August 2005 issue of PC World magazine.
If you are unable to find it, this is the solution. I had the same problem. It is a bug in Windows Edit File type dialog box. Confirmed by Microsoft.
Run regedit. In the tree pane on the left, scroll all the way to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell if the problem occurs when you double-click folder icons - or to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell if it happens when you double-click drive icons. With the shell icon selected in the left pane, double-click the default icon in the right pane. In the Value data box, type none and click OK then exit the registry. Back up the registry before you start. This solution will solve the problem.

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(NT) Will Microsoft be correcting this bug?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / February 27, 2008 6:08 AM PST
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