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When I double click a folder it goes to search?!

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. :-/

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Easy Fix

carter101, Go to Start/Run and type in:

regsvr32 /i shell32

Click OK

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.


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Thanks, worked!

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(NT) Glad it worked & Thanks for posting back.
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If a mouse your using or the setting in control Panel

for that or other device, check the mouse pproperties, it canbe switched. If I check the square it will reverse the settings. Sounds like someone is playing a game with you.

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