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Files Slow to respond after double click or right Click

Q: Files Slow to respond after double click or right Click

It's taking over a minute for a file to open or for the box to appear after I right click. It just hangs with the hourglass cursor until it finally responds. I know this isn't normal. So what's causing it?

Anyone, anyone,

...Bueller, Bueller

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My symptoms are these:
right click hangs on all files but not folders for about 30-40 seconds then works fine for a few moments but once I click away or do anything else the problem comes back
using the keyboard to copy hangs and then once the computer "unfreezes" copy/paste with keyboard works fine
double clicking on a file that would launch a program hangs for a while then opens the program.
using the delete key hangs
Otherwise performance is normal everything runs fine while using all programs.

What I have tried so far:
Running Adaware and AVG to determine if spyware/malware installed
using shellview to disable processes - no results
cleaned temp files and defragmented drives
uninstalled hp easy button keyboard software

Problem does not occur in safe mode.

Code:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 9:41:43 AM, on 6/20/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svcho... Read more

A:Right click hangs, copy/paste, double click on files hang

Bump, please

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In Firefox, a single click used to change tabs, now it requires a double click. This type of change has also appeared in other programs, so it seems to be a system problem not just a Firefox problem.

Is there somewhere in Win 7 settings where I can set programs to respond to single click rather than double click?

A:Set system to respond to single click instead of double

Try control panel>mouse. You can adjust settings.

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my left click doesn't work. even when i touch my touch pad twice to double click it won't either
and then i went to control panel and switched the left function with the right function.
the left clicked worked and did the functions of the right click but the right click didn't do anything

This always happen after like an hour of use and the it will work again after half an hour and then stop working after half an hour.
But then after i restart it it works again!

Thats a simple solution but i hate continually doing this.

This always happens. About 1 hour into using my ACER Aspire E1-522 laptop the left click and the double tap of the touch pad stops working. ARG!
 

A:Left click and double tap doesn't respond occasionally

The Acer Aspire E1-522 laptop/notebook appears to have a Synaptics or Elantech touchpad.

You didn't say which touchpad driver version is installed nor which Windows version is installed in that laptop.

Reinstalling or updating the touchpad driver may resolve the issue.

If there's an unknown hardware issue with the touchpad, connecting and using an external wireless mouse would be the quickest resolution.

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Hello. Using vb.net, I've been trying to figure out how to paste the clipboard into the window your mouse pointer is pointed.

If anyone has used unix you are familiar with what i am asking for; just to double right click or middle click and to paste the content of clipboard to the given window.

Can anyone offer any ideas for .net?

I would use double right click, or middle click, or single right click.

Please respond with your ideas~

Thanks

-Sandra
 

A:Help me paste clipboard text with double right click (or right click, click)

This is kind of confusing but I just wanted code to paste the clipboard by using the mouse.
 

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How do I change from a double left click to open files or Icons to a single left click?

A:Changing from double left click to open files to a single left click

control panel>folder options

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I have recently noticed some odd behavior in my computer, for some reason when I open My Computer and double click on a hard drive (I have 3) it will not open the drive. However I can still right-click and choose Explore to get around it.

At first I thought that this was a virus but after 3 scans with SpyBot I am still clean. Any ideas? It's not critical but I do find it odd.

A:[SOLVED] Baffled again, double-click does not open hard drives but right click will

What happens when you double click? Nothing, or Search opens, or a command prompt, or something else?

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please slove it 
 
 
i am click single time but mouse take double times and files are open 
please slove it
thank you

A:double click problem in mouse i click single time

G'day hassensk, and Welcome to BC.
 
Windows 7 ?    windows XP...? Windows 8 ?......

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Can anyone please help me figure out the solution to this? My Dell 14R 5437's touchpad isn't properly working lately. It's right-click button and double-tap to right click function isn't working as intended; the left-click button and single-tap to left click function is working ok. When plugging an external mouse, however, I can right click as normal.
I tried reinstalling the driver from the Dell website and it's still not working properly. Any suggestions would be appreciated.

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WLM opens emails with a single click rather than just selecting the email. The boxes selecting double click to open are checked. This box is in the folders section and may be for folders ouyside of WLM. I want single click to select and double click to open emails.
TIA

A:How do I change single click to double click to open emails?

  
Quote: Originally Posted by flyboyo2


WLM opens emails with a single click rather than just selecting the email. The boxes selecting double click to open are checked. This box is in the folders section and may be for folders ouyside of WLM. I want single click to select and double click to open emails.
TIA


Correct. "Folder Options" refers to Windows Explorer. The "folders" within a program, like WLM, are under the control of the program. However I noticed that my version of WLM (2009) behaves the way you want without the "Reading" pane turned on. If I turn it on then a single click shows the email in the reading pane. If I turn it off, it takes a double click to open the email to view it. The reading pane is controlled via the "Layout" Viewing option.

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Lately my pc has been acting a bit weird. I have windows xp. Sometimes when I go to click on something it will jump up or down and I have to scroll back to it and do it again..anyways I ran SUPERAntiSpyware and it detected 114 file threats which it said it got rid of but everytime I do a scan the same ones continue to come back. I saved the scan log to show you. Can you please help me get rid of these once and for all.

SUPERAntiSpyware Scan Log
http://www.superantispyware.com

Generated 12/11/2014 at 12:23 PM

Application Version : 6.0.1164
Database Version : 11645

Scan type : Quick Scan
Total Scan Time : 00:03:21

Operating System Information
Windows XP Home Edition 32-bit, Service Pack 3 (Build 5.01.2600)
Administrator

Memory items scanned : 313
Memory threats detected : 0
Registry items scanned : 16716
Registry threats detected : 0
File items scanned : 4312
File threats detected : 114

Adware.Tracking Cookie
.doubleclick.net [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\CHERYL\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
.adtechus.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\CHERYL\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
in.getclicky.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\CHERYL\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
.adtech.de [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\CHERYL\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICATION DATA\GOOGLE\CHROME\USER DATA\DEFAULT\COOKIES ]
.imrworldwide.com [ C:\DOCUMENTS AND SETTINGS\CHERYL\LOCAL SETTINGS\APPLICAT... Read more

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Hi all. An easy one hopefully. W2K Pro SP4 850, 20gig HD, 384 RAM. I reformatted about a month ago & things have been sweet. I went to black vipers site & did all the tweaks he recommends. Now I have a problem with the time it takes for the context menu to appear after right clicking on an app or on *My computer*. Sometimes it can take 30 seconds for it to appear. Once it has, the next time I want it, it is fine, but only for the same app. If I right click on a different app, it's just as slow as B4. Is there something that I have changed in services that affects this?
Also, I have noticed that after I first boot up, B4 I go online, if I right click an app I get a pop up saying I am working offline, retry?/cancel. This happens mostly when I right click on my *C* drive.
Thanx for your help.
 

A:Right click menu slow to respond

If you have Norton Antivirus software, the problem may be solved by unchecking "Check for publisher's certificate revocation". This is located under Internet Options --> Advanced (tab) --> Security (heading). This worked for me when I was having serious hang time when right clicking to add new folders.

If you want to read up on it, here's a couple of relevant links:

http://pclabs.dns2go.com:90/NAV1-7-4prob

http://zdnet.com.com/2100-1105_2-5138447.html
 

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What I mean is that let's say I am trying to hold and drag a desktop file it will sometimes just click, making me drop the file on the spot. It will also double click when I try to make a single click. I tried to lower the settings for double click timing on the settings menu.

EDIT: Tried out another mouse, it doesn't click out of nowhere but is there a way to fix my old mouse? I can switch the buttons so right click acts as left click so it seems that specific button got practically destroyed

A:Mouse double clicks when I click once and click when I hold it.

Do you mean the other mouse works fine? As far as I know there's no way to fix a mouse other than making sure the trackball or optical lens is clean, whichever your has.

A repair would cost more than a new mouse I suspect. You can get an ordinary one for about $5 or so.

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Info on my PC is below. In many windows such as those opened within Internet Explorer, a right mouse click on the right-hand scroll bar acts like a double click, making the scroll go down much further than wanted. It used to be that a single click on the empty area of the bar would make the screen go down only one screen height. It now goes down two. Please help as this is irritating.
 

A:Mouse Single Click acts like Double click

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Hello,

I came up to a problem that I cannot solve. Using the Explorer (not IE but the plain explorer to organize folders and files) I cannot change the behaviour of an Active Desktop like in WinXP or others.

I am very used to this procedure: single click = mark an object / doubleclick = execute an object.

Unfortunately, the Explorer just uses the option single click = execute. I remembered the option in XP/Vista, that you can go to Extras -> folder options -> Select Elements and tick a radio button for the Active Desktop method or the classic method (execute via doubleclick). Just as described in the tutorial "Single-Click or Double-Click to Open an Item" within this forum.

I tried this, and now I'm getting nuts: The radio button is already put on the classic mode (execute by doubleclick, select by single click). The other option is grey, i.e. it cannot be selected.

I guess, there's some tick wrong in the registry or else, but I cannot find out which. Does anyone has an idea what can be done?

A:folder options / single-click or double-click

The checkbox/radio button option is under the View tab in the same dialog.

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I am having this problem since a few months...
Sometimes when I make single click, my computer receives double click...
suppose I try to select a file by double clicking but it gets opened

is there anyway to fix this?
please help
thanx
 

A:Solved: Single click makes double click

If it happens everytime, there is a setting in windows, but if it's only sometimes, it might be time for a new mouse.
 

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Many times when I single click on an item with my mouse, whether it be a program, a shortcut, or whatever, more often than not , it acts as a double click. When I double cliclk, it opens up the program twice more often than mot, also. I have the Folder options set up to double click so I don't know what's going on. I regularly run AdAdware, Spybot, and I have ZoneAlarm Suite running all the time.

Any ideas?
 

A:Mouse single click but double click response

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Just a goofy phenomena that seems to be puzzling me. Each time I single click on a desktop icon, it acts like it was double clicked and opens the file/program. When single clicking on a scroll-bar to the right of a window, it acts like it was double clicked, traveling much further down the screen than expected.

I'm using Windows ME. My mouse is an IBM Scrollpoint II, 3-button mouse with a small scroll pivot-lever. Any assistance to solve this problem will be appreciated. Thanks.
 

A:Single mouse click acts like a double-click

Hi there Amaul,

One thing to check is go into the 'mouse properties' in the 'Control Panel' and under the 'Buttons' tab there will be an option for 'Files and Folders'. Make sure the 'double-click to open an item' is selected.

Hope this helps.
 

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Recently (in the last month) my computer has started giving me a double click on a single click of the left button.  This is very irritating.
It does this with both, a USB Logitech Track Man Wheel and with a wireless HID mouse.
I have tried adjusting the settings for the mouse but that doesn't seem to have any effect.
I have AVAST antivirus.  I have run Microsoft Security Essentials, Malewarebytes Anti-Malware, Spybot search and destroy, Super Anti-Spyware and Junkware Removal Tool.
I have updated all of my drivers and used Drive Booster 3.
When I click to close a window on Firefox it will double click and minimize the browser.
This problem is active in all of my programs that I run, not just the browser.
I have Windows Vista, 64 Bit on a Dell Inspiron laptop.
Does anyone have any suggestions.
I think this has to be a software problem, but I don't know how to correct it or which software is involved..
Thank you
 

A:Mouse will double click on single click of button

Personally I think your problem is an overused mouse. I used to have a mouse that does that, but the problem disappeared when it was swapped for another mouse.Have you tried another mouse to rule out the mouse itself?

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Hello all, from a few days until now I have started experiencing what seems to be a recurrent problem in the P50 laptop touchpad drivers. When using the driver 19.3.4.16 for synaptics pointing device, the left button of the touchpad double clicks most of the times (about 70-80% of the time). If I decide to update my drivers to the latest version, 19.3.4.202, then something even worse happens: the left and right buttons are inverted (and I have checked that the box of inverting the buttons in control panel is unclicked). From what I have been reading this has been an issue that has happened before already, but I don't know if Lenovo fixed it, or it has just been unsolved until now. Maybe someone around here can help me with this?

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ive been trying 2 download my old game i used 2 play on my new PC i just bought and it wont let me double click it or right click 2 open idk wats wrong i turned of the firewall thinking tht may be the problem but didnt work i tried installing the exe file that i saw for .exe files nt working that didn't solve it either any help would be appreciated

A:game not working cant double click or right click 2 open

It would probably be helpful if you actually named both the game and the download source.

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Somehow .cmd files have become associated with Notepad and just open as regular text files instead of running as a command.

How can I fix this?

A:Can't right/double click to run .cmd files

Anyone know what I can do about this?

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I have a new X1 Carbon and am having a terrible time with usability in my Office apps. In PowerPoint when I use shift-click and ctl-click to add or remove from mutliple selection sets the trackpad does not behave as expected.  Ctl-click should deselect any previously selected items yet it doesn't. In Word, dble-click should select a whole word and triple-click should select the whole sentence but this is not the observed behavior.  I'm seeing a double-click behave more like the triple-click behavior. Something must be messed up in my settings but I can't find it. Help please someone!

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The right and left click buttons on the trackpad seems slow to respond, need to press the pad buttons quite firmly for the buttons to respondIs this normal with the yoga 3 11, if not can it be fixed?Doubt the its an obstruction as make every effort to keep the keyboard cleanAny help apreciated if anyone else has experienced this problemThanks

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I've got Windows XP Professional with SP3. About 3 weeks ago my computer started taking a single mouse click as a double click. I've gone into control panel/folder options and made sure it is set up correctly there ("double click to open item")

Any of suggestions??

I've got McAffee virus protection and it is up to date. I ran a full scan and nothing was detected. For Grins and Giggles I did a "CHKDSK /R" but this did not help either.

Thanks,
 

A:Solved: single click is double click

I just tried the obvious - BAD MOUSE was it.
 

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I'm hoping that somebody has seen this issue and can help. I'm running RC 7100 and it's working great. The one problem I have occurs consistently after the machine has been running for about 24 hours. Suddenly you can no longer open files / folders or start programs by double clicking on the icon.

It works when first booted, then stops. If you reboot it works again.

I tried changing the options such that you can open with a single click, and it didn't fix the problem.

Anyone else seen this? Any known solutions?

A:Can't open folders with click/double click

I have not seen this, but was this an upgrade or a clean install?

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The same touchpad that selects links without being clicked on, also randomly requires a double click or a single click, or a light touch anywhere on the screen, or a serious hard tap on the left corner.   It is not consistant.  Can it be adjusted or disabled?  

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Hello,

I have a couple windows xp computers that the mouse is making a single click as a double click sometimes. I made sure that the setting wasn't selected to have a single click be a double click. This doesn't happen all of the time but is starting happen more frequently. Has anyone else ran into this issue or have a fix?

Thanks,
bjb21
 

A:Single click acting as double click

Hi bjb21! I believe your answer to rectify your problem can be found here. Best of luck to you!

Troubleshoot mouse double-clicking when you single-click

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/266738
 

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Just went through my sister's computer and removed all the spyware and viruses (a lot). While doing this I noticed that I couldn't double-click on anything in Explorer. I could double-click on anything on the desktop. I can select objects in Explorer, but no double or right click on the files. To open anything, I have to select it and then File > Open. Anyone have a fix for this?
 

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Hi all,

I have a wierd issue - I removed my laptop from a domain, because I left the company. Before doing so I created a new local profile, logged on, logged off, logged in as admin, copied everything but ntuser.dat stuff to the new profile, then removed laptop from domain.

Now when I log on my new profile, anything I double click on desktop items (folders or my computer) I get an error "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item" - If I right click and hit open, it works great...

Also - programs seem to open fine, just problems with folders and my computer. I also get the same error from the start menu.

I have tried removing my account as administrator and then restarting and making it administrator again. Removed my permissions and readded them - cant think of what else to do.

A:Error when double click on folder - Right Click OK

so I figured out if I turn off UAC, the problem goes away - turn it back on and the problem comes back - is there a way to repair UAC?

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I am unable to double click on any application icons. If I do, I get the RED error window letting me know that there is no associated file. I believe that I caught a virus causing this issue. I have ran multiple anti virus and scanning programs and have determined that I have cleaned the system. I just need to fix the issues, possibly with the registry. Anyone able to help? I am running a Sony Vaio Laptop Windows 7, Intel Core 2 Duo. I was just using the computer as is, but wife just bought me a Apple IPAD and I cannot install I-Tunes, and assume that this is a related issue.

A:Cannot Double Click Any Icons... Must Right Click Run As Admin

Hi, run the attached .zip file and then right click on the returned .reg file select "merge" restart computer. Link post #2.

[SOLVED] I insanely associated the .lnk extension with NotePad. Arggh!

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When I try to open any of three drives by either double clicking or by right clicking and explore/open. I can't open them. A strange window appears on each of them...Also I can't select windows explorer to always open them since the 'always select this program to open this kind of file' checkbox is grayed out or disabled.Also when I right click on any of the three drives. Some weird symbols appear on the right click menu.I already scanned with malwarebytes and avast. They detect nothing.PLEASE help me solve this problem. I am desperate. I will be very grateful to anyone who helps or at least trys to help.THANK YOU.

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i just installed a few games and copied a few portable softwares onto my pc. i opened all these games and softwares then and i used them too. then i exited the proper way out. trouble is two days later, now when i try to open some of them nothing happens. i double click on them and the loading icon shows for a few seconds and then disappears and then nothing. i try to run as admin and still the same thing. but this is only for certain softwares and games. others work fine. please, please help me!! i just took a new high end gaming lap with i7, 8gb ram, 1.5 graphics card, windows 7 home premium. i really can't get around this problem...

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i am having trouble opening my files when i doudle click, i have to right click to open them. and when i double click i get a message saying .....(this file does not have a program associated with it for preforming this action please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the default programs control panel.) i have tried system restore point, default programs, and factory reset but it is still doing the same. i have scanned with norton,360,2010, and microsoft security essentials to make sure it wasent a virus. i am running on windows 7 64 bit amd athlion tf-20 1gb memory 160 hd.has anyone ideas in what i can do thanks.
 

A:cant open files with double click w7

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Something a bit strange started happening on my computer. Normally I simply double-clicked on a video file to run it in Windows Media Player but now I have to right-click and then choose Open With to run it. This happens with mpegs, avis, wmvs and I assume all other video files. I know this is a fairly minor fault but I'd like to know what made this happen and how to resolve it. Thanks
 

A:Can't double-click on video files

mine does the same thing from time to time. I think it is something with windows media because when I open the files with other programs it works fine. Try opening the same movies with real player and see if you have the same problem with it.
 

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Hi guys

I've got a strange problem: Windows explorer (file explorer, not IE) responds immensely slow to:
* Ctrl-C / Edit->Copy (but not Ctrl-V / Edit->Paste)
* Ctrl-X / Exit->Cut
* DEL (but NOT File->Delete)
* Enter / Double-click on a file with an associated application

For all these actions, Explorer shows the hour-glass for approx. one minute before continuing.

It seems that the problem is not slow disks - ie. Ctrl-C doesn't read the files, it merely marks the file for copying. And Ctrl-V is not slow (nor is copying by drag'n drop or via the command-line).

The problem appears both on local and network drives, as well as on the desktop.
I haven't got the faintest idea as to what's causing this.
Can anybody give me a clue?
 

A:XP Explorer - Ctrl-C / DEL / Double-click slow

I'm running Windows XP SP2 from an original install CD of the same version (i.e. it wasn't an upgrade to SP2). I run on a Dell D600 Latitude and my laptop is part of an Active Directory Windows Server 2003 domain.

I noticed that opening files via Windows Explorer takes at least a minute, even on 1 KB text files. Also, shortcuts to VBS files or MMC's take a minute to start as well. However, if I launch an application (i.e. an EXE) it opens quickly. Further, if I launch via the Start|Run option everything is lightening fast (as it should be). For example, I can run NOTEPAD C:\Textfile.txt and the file opens instantly w/Notepad. Likewise, if I type MMC in the Run field it snaps open in no time.

I've noticed that some times when I try to launch a local file via Explorer that my network monitor lights in the systray are active until the file opens. Go configure.

I also notice that sometimes the CPU pegs out- at least according to my Task Manager systray icon. It is possible that the CPU maxes out EVERY time but that only SOME times does it show in the systray as pinned out.

I'm sorry I don't have a solution. I've tried a dozen or so things to no avail. I even ran Spybot S&D 1.3 and found nothing except cookies and the DSO exploit.

I'm no genius but I'm at wits end.
 

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I've been troubleshooting this issue for the past 2 days and I can't figure out what's causing this issue. 

If I try to double-click and open an excel file it will give the error "There was a problem sending the command to the program."
I have tried everything from https://support.microsoft.com/en-us/kb/3001579. I was able to get it kinda working with a registry hack that basically disables DDE. It will open but still gives
the error and the registry hack will be undone with a windows or office update. This just started happening this week for us. This particular machine wasn't showing this behavior then i installed about 16 windows updates. After those were installed, it stopped
working and even after removing all those updates it still isn't working. 
I'm not sure what else to try at this point. 

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I've been working on my grandfather's computer for a day or so now, trying to figure this problem out.
My sister's friends downloaded all sorts of games from obviously not very good sites. I don't live here, so I'm not sure exactly what she did, but it messed up the computer pretty good!

I've had several problems with it (some I've solved), but the biggest that NOTHING has seemed to fix is that the desktop icons will not open when double-clicked. Neither will the folders in Windows Explorer. I can right click on all of them, and they give me the option to "Open" and then they open just fine. (Last night, I could double click on My Documents, My Computer, and the Recycle bin and they would open (from the desktop), but now NONE of them work.)

I have looked for help all over, have tried several different things (including using this for .exe and short-cut behaviors: http://www.dougknox.com/xp/file_assoc.htm)
I ran Malwarebytes, three times now (the first time it picked up 108 items, the second them ~53, and the third time I ran it in Safe Mode and it picked up none.) I also ran SuperAntiSpyware in Safe Mode and it picked up on and got rid of 2 things.
I cannot do a system restore, as I've tried several times and none of the points want to work.
And I've also followed a few guides going through the CMD and regedit, to no avail.
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A:Double-click not opening files or folders

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I'm having issues with both of my PCs at work. The one I'm posting about now has developed an annoying habit of not letting me double-click on my external hard drive icon to open it. A minor thing, I know, especially compared to what my other computer is doing, but bothersome nonetheless. I have tried to run Kaspersky's but it locks up both my computers. Here are the logs for the Deckard's scan.Thanks in advance for your help.Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68Run by Administrator on 2008-05-12 14:47:35Computer is in Normal Mode.---------------------------------------------------------------------------------- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --62: 2008-05-12 19:47:41 UTC - RP106 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point61: 2008-05-12 17:29:57 UTC - RP105 - Printer Driver Adobe PDF Converter Installed60: 2008-05-12 16:31:35 UTC - RP104 - Installed StuffIt Standard59: 2008-05-12 16:20:04 UTC - RP103 - Installed WinZip 11.258: 2008-05-11 19:44:41 UTC - RP102 - System Checkpoint-- First Restore Point -- 1: 2008-03-18 19:22:08 UTC - RP45 - System CheckpointBacked up registry hives.Performed disk cleanup.-- HijackThis (run as Administrator.exe) ---------------------------------------Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2Scan saved at 2:51:17 PM, on 5/12/2008Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.1664... Read more

A:Virus Won't Let Me Double-click To Open Files

Hi,

The forums are really busy, that explains why logs get behind. If you still need some help, please start with posting a new log in this thread. Don't start with a new thread.
Then I'll take a look.

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fro a while i have used vlc payer as my default media player.. and i can usually just double click file and it will play but now it wont.. have removed and re installed but still not working have right clicked and tried open with, still not working have to open play list and input that way..

pain in the backside.. any one know how to resolve this??

thnx
 

A:double click not opening files in vlc player

Open the command line (Start > Search > Type cmd).

Type 'assoc' (without quotes) into the command line and paste the output back here. This will query the software registry to check which extensions are currently associated with which applications.
 

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Hi. Something happened on my computer, running XP, when I double click to open a file or a doc the search program opens. When I right click the 'open' command is not longer the top option, search is, how do I change it back to open?
 

A:Double click on files opens search box

Search Companion Starts If You Double-Click a Folder
 

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I must have changed something important.
I can't double click any of my txt files to get them to open.
I have to go to notepad and open the file from there.
Can someone please help me change the setting back?
Thanks so much in advance.

A:Can't Open Txt Files By Double Click Anymore

Hello, diana1096: Try this fix by Doug Knox(Microsoft MVP).The files listed here are all ZIP files, which contain a REG (Registry) file. Download the ZIP and open it. Extract the REG file to your hard disk and double click it. Answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad. Each of the REG files contains the default settings for the file extension indicated.TXT File Association Fix] (Restore default associations for TXT files)Hope that helps.

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I AM TRYING TO OPEN EXCEL FILES BY DOUBLE CLICK, IT IS NOT GETTING OPEN.

IF I GO TO FILE , OPEN, THEN IT IS GETTING OPEN.
 

A:cannot open excel files by double click

TOOLS >> OPTIONS >> GENERAL TAB >> UNCHECK "IGNORE OTHER APPLICATIONS"

Regards,
Rollin
 

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Running window xp Pro on a domain. Double clicking to open files for word / excel / web page / show desktop icon / delay for 90 seconds or more. Then the program opens with the fille. If the program is opened and you do a file open, the file opens quickly without issues.

Software is office 2007 and 2003.
XP sp3
Reinstall of office 03 and 07 have been done, also a repair of windows xp
Issue happens on all profiles on the laptop.

Laptop is a hp nx9420
Thank you.
Tyler
 

A:Solved: Double click slow to open - 90 seconds

Windodws updates folder was cleared out. The issue is gone, and the computer is now working.
 

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I have recently carried out clean install of OS. on C:\

My documents, videos, pictures etc are on E:\
Locations are set correctly as per:http://www.zdnet.com/blog/bott/windo...o-size_p2/2941

While I can see them to browse, and can copy move etc. .... if I double click on an item to open I get error:

"Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access them."

For example I double click a video file I get that error ... yet if I carry out via right click :
open with> VLC media player

It opens and runs fine.

A:Windows doesn't start files on double click

How did you move them to E:? What procedure did you follow?

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It used to be that double clicking on an Office file would open the file. Now, with Office 2013 a double click on a file is not opening the file, it is just opening the related Office program (Word or Excel, for instance). How do I get the file I'm double clicking to open with the Office program?

Thanks.

Jerry
 

A:Office 2013 files don't open with a double click

Sounds like you may need to do a repair on Office, try the Quick Repair option: https://support.office.com/en-au/ar...lication-7821d4b6-7c1d-4205-aa0e-a6b40c5bb88b
 

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