Left mouse click initiats search rather than open folder


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Guest

Double clicking a file initiates a search, rather than opening the folder.
How do I change the default so that a double click opens a folder. Also when
I right click, "explore" is at the top of the menue rather than "open". These
are probably related.
 
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Guest

JBL said:
Double clicking a file initiates a search, rather than opening the folder. -

JBL:

Assuming the double clicking is by the left mouse switch, as indicated by
the title of your post, there was posted a problem which look like yours, in
the Windows XP Performance and Maintenance Group (see list of Windows XP
Newsgroups) under the title "desktop problems", dated 12/29/2006 8:32 AM PST.
A response to the post was given by Ayush, which gives a link to possible
resolution of your problem. Whether it worked out for the poster or not is
not known, as there is not returned any feedback on the response.
Ka2H
 
E

Elmo

stratmatt777 said:
I have the same problem with left click executing the "search" command
instead of "Open". What causes the registry to get corrupted?

I downloaded the file suggested in the first response, but don't
remember how to get into the registry (I knew how to do it years ago on
my Win98 machine but have forgotten). I guess I'll search how to get
into registry.


Any help is appreciated- this really annoys me!


(Yes, this is my first post- I registered expressly to try and resolve
this issue)

You posted a reply to a thread that is so old, I can't see it. You
should always start your own thread so it'll be seen.

- Click Start, Run, type REGEDIT to edit the registry.

- If the file was downloaded from Kelly's XP tweak site, just
double-click the file after downloading it. (The instructions are at
the top of the page.) That should merge it into the registry. If you
got ta display of text rather than a download (didn't read
instructions), right-click the link to the file, and save to your Desktop.
 
R

Ramesh, MS-MVP

Fix "Search" Opens Instead of Explorer:
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_folder_open.htm

-or-

Click Start/Run and type:

reg add hkcr\directory\shell /ve /d none /f

-and-

reg add hkcr\drive\shell /ve /d none /f

Alternately, to fix this manually via a registry edit:

If this problem is seen for Drives:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell
Set (default) to "none" (without ")

If this problem is seen for folders:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell]
Set (default) to "none" (without ")


See also:

Search Companion Starts If You Double-Click a Folder:
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321186

--
Regards,

Ramesh Srinivasan, Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
Windows® Troubleshooting http://www.winhelponline.com



I have the same problem with left click executing the "search" command
instead of "Open". What causes the registry to get corrupted?

I downloaded the file suggested in the first response, but don't
remember how to get into the registry (I knew how to do it years ago on
my Win98 machine but have forgotten). I guess I'll search how to get
into registry.


Any help is appreciated- this really annoys me!


(Yes, this is my first post- I registered expressly to try and resolve
this issue)
 
M

Mick Murphy

Do a system restore.
If using Norton, disable it before attempting SR.

Start>Programs>Accessories>System Tools>System restore> pick a date before
the problem.
 
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Elmo

florbela said:
Hi, I was trying to change things in my folder options and now every time
I open any folder, Search Companion opens up, not my folder. I know
another way to open my folder but I wanted the way it was before where
I could just double-click and I was there. Is there a way of removing
the Search Companion or putting it where I can't see it?

Thank you
Sandy

Search opens when double clicking a folder. See Line #18
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/searchwindow.htm
 

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