carter101, Go to Start/Run and type in:
regsvr32 /i shell32
Note that the spacing is important.
If that doesn't correct the issue which it should, use this automated edit:
Search Opens When Double Clicking a Folder or Drive (Line 18-right column)
Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt.
On my laptop, I click a folder and it opens search up and not the folder. Any ideas as to why? I click on drives it does the same thing. I have to right click OPEN to access the files. :-/