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I double click on certain .exe files in windows 7 and nothing happens. Please help!!?

Q: I double click on certain .exe files in windows 7 and nothing happens. Please help!!?

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 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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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.

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:\Program Files\Common Files\Apple\Mobile Device Support\bin\AppleMobileDeviceService.exe
C:\Program Files\Bonjour\mDNSResponder.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\LightScribe\LSSrvc.exe
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A:Right click hangs, copy/paste, double click on files hang

Bump, please

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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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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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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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Hi everyone!

When I find a media file (video file, for example) and double click it, the Media Player doesn't start at all...

I tried to re-associate the Windows Media Player to it's default media extensions through "Default Programs" , and it doesn't work...

All media files play normally on other players. I have to state that sometimes I get the message: "The file.... The parameter is incorrect".

Any help would be greatly appreciated. God bless guys! Take care!

OS: Vista 32 bit

A:Windows Media Player doesn't open media files on double click

What are the filetypes for those Video files? Maybe it's a Codec problem.

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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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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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A:cannot open excel files by double click



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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??


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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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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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'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.
I tried a different mouse, and that one didn't work either. However, both mice can double-clic... Read more

A:Double-click not opening files or folders

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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'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


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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Somehow my Windows XP has changed.
Used to be double left click on a folder or file to open it - that suits me fine! How do I get it back to that from what it is now ? Please?
However now if I double left click I get the "search" folder option - like the one you can access by left clicking on "start" and left clicking on the search option - just so I'm explaining clearly I hope.
If I right click on a file/folder I get the context menu with "search" as the top option and "open" as the second or third down.

All help much appreciated,


A:Solved: How to re-set double left click to open files?

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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?



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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Hello !
I have window 8.1 pro
this problem happened after installing VMware 12
I reinstall windows and I still have same problem please help me
only files that requires run as administrator like setups and system files (Task manager/ msconfig / others  )

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Hi all,I have had trouble with a set of mp3 files that are downloaded from Coast-to-Coast (a Highly Recommended radio talk show, by the way: <hxxp://www.coasttocoastam.com/)]. They are subscription files and I am a paying member -- so I can download the radio-show in MP3 format and listen to it when I want.From about 30 folders of shows, a few folders contain MP3 files that are producing Very Strange Behaviour,... which makes me think something has infected the explorer shell, somehow. These are not playback issues, more like file I/O issues.However, MalwareBytes, Adware 2008 & AVG 8 have reported nothing.Concerning these files, I CANNOT:- drag, copy or move the file somewhere else... because the 'drop' is not allowed, ie: I can drag the file to winamp, but when I drop, nothing happens. When I right-click drag it and click 'copy', nothing happens.- double-click the file to open it in Winamp (which I know works, because I've already listened to these shows)- right-click and get a standard context-menu. Most items have disappeared, including 'Play', 'Properties', 'Cut', 'Copy',... although I can click ''Play in Windows Media Player' -- but this does nothing.In essence, I can't really do ANYTHING with these files.Does anyone know if MP3 files can become corrupted over time, even though I haven't changed them since I downloaded them?Attached below is my Hijack This v2.0.2 Report -- there is one entry with "no name" and "no file", which looks suspicious (?)- I also do not k... Read more

A:Virus-like behaviour | can't double-click, open, drag or play mp3 files

Title was: Strange File behaviour / think I am infected?, Do not know how to remedy / remove if malware ~ OBHi,I have a problem with a number of MP3 files -- which makes me think my system is infected, or something has gone seriously wrong with XP.I posted once before, but without the RSIT reports as directed by the STICKY instructions on posting a New Topic. Maybe that's why nobody replied, but hopefully, someone out could be able to help this time,....?With these MP3 files, I cannot:- open them... either by double-clicking, or 'Sending To' or dragging onto an application. - access the standard context-sensitive menu in an Explorer window. Key items are missing, like Properties, Cut, Copy, Paste, Delete, Enqueue. Although I have shared these MP3 files across our home-network and they play perfectly well on another computer. I can see full context-sensitive menu, and have even managed to right-click | Copy these files, from my computer and put them on a USB stick.From the USB stick, I can even access the copies of these MP3 files on my computer. But for some reason I can't do ANYTHING with the originals -- can't even delete them! (unless I delete their parent-folder)In last 48 hours, - my Location Bar (where you type in URL) and Google Search boxes went missing from FireFox3.- ran Kaspersky webscan last night (but forgot to save the results) -- it detected NOTHING.- scanned with AVG 8, Ad-Aware 2008, MalwareBytes and SpyBot 1.4 -- all detect NOTHING.- removed a bad BHO, w... Read more

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I've been a user of Logitech mice for years and always utilized the ability to program a button to act as a double-click (seems like a no-brainer to me and I wonder why it's not a standard feature or at least a default programming configuration when you have software to give you choices).

The newer versions of the higher-end Logitech mice and the SetPoint software they come with seem to have a problem with this feature being implemented in many XP dialog boxes, such as File - Open dialog boxes in Office 2003 programs. The button I program for a double-click doesn't do the job when I mouse over the file I want to open and hit the button. All it does it select the file, like a single-click would do. In order to use the programmed double-click button, I have to first select the file and THEN hit the programmed double-click button (defeating the entire purpose, of course).

The programmed double-click button works fine in many other places, but it also does NOT work in many other places, too. I've tried this with three different models of Logitech mice now, and different buttons on the, too, always with identical results. I'm using the newest version of SetPoint, 2.22.124.

Logitech refuses to acknowledge the problem exists and is suggesting I do a reinstallation of the software (or, uh, return the mouse for an exchange since it must be "defective").

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A:Logitech double-click button doesn't open Office files

Not sure of this, but I normaly go into> control panel>folders>general tab>single click.

This is how my mouse is set: single click and works on all instances.

Good luck.

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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~



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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I want to change settings from Double Click Zoom to Double Click "highlight" and don't know how. 

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Like the title said I am not able to double click on anything at all. I have found a way to get past it and set it to me only clicking once and opening a program, but now it affects my games when I need to double click. I don't know what to do, if someone could help much would be appreciated!

P.S. and I also can't hear any game sounds on my laptop.

A:Can't double click on anything Windows 7

Try another mouse set up your programs (Shortcuts) back to double click to open them.

I had a similar issue found out it was the button inside my mouse.

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I'm running XP Pro and for the last 2 months something has changed on shutdown. I open Start , Turn Off Computer, Turn Off and perform my normal one click but other than a whirring nose in the tower and the green light coming on momentarily on the floppy drive nothing happens. I have to go back and repeat the proceedure one more time for shutdown.

This also happens when installing a program and the window appears saying that it needs to reboot to install...when I click OK nothing happens. I have to go to Start, Turn Off Computer, and click on Restart.

I have also noticed that when my browser opens and I click on the dropdown menu for the stored URLs and it won't open on the first click, it flashes momentarily but it takes the second click to view. This only happens initially from then on the menu drops down on and subsequent single clicks work. The problem seems to have started around the time I started using Firefox as my browser.

Any suggestions?

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This problem has just cropped up and i have no idea what caused it or how to resolve it. The thing is whenever i double click to open any folders/images anywhere on the pc except the desktop it always brings up the windows search page - does anyone know how i can stop this happening? Not only is it maddening its very very labourious right clicking and going to the open option.

Any help would be greatly received.

Thanks in advance.

A:Windows XP double click problem

Have you tried using Restore Defaults?

Open My Computer and select Tools and Folder Options. Then on the General tab click Restore Defaults.

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Hi all,

Since 02.01.2013 my Windows 8 is rebooting without a warning, and this is happening evrey morning when I come to work, I've noticed that Windows will restart when I double click a song in Winamp, once it happened when I tried to open a e-mail in Outlook, bust mostly it happens with Winamp.

I have all Windows updates installed, installed latest Winamp version still when I double click or drag&drop a file in Winamp, Windows will restart.

I'm already tired of this situation, need a quick fix.

Thank you in advance.

P.S.: there is no dump file, the system only restarts without BSOD.

A:Windows 8 reboots on double click in Winamp

It happened again today, when working in excel. Need some help, anybody!?

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The double-click function works fine on all items except for my D-drive icon, checked every setting I know to check, and have no idea what the problem could be. It is one of three partitions, and is the only one that doesnt except it. I know its not a big deal, but its driving me nuts. Please help

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My buddy just bought a brand new Acer Aspire 5552 and fresh out of the box he cannot double click drag any windows.

If he wants to drag/move a window, he has to actually click and hold the button. He cannot use the trackpad.

He updated to the latest drives directly from Acer's website and it still doesn't work.

I searched google for any solutions and I found one post where the guy had the exact same problem, but no one replied with a solution.

Any thoughts on this would be great.


A:Can't double click drag any windows? Ideas?

Hi, function (Fn) key and the F7 key turns on\off the trackpad.

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Hello, I use a HP laptop & since the last few days I am not able to open any files or click on something since the left (main) key & double tap on the mouse pad are not working! Although I am able to move the cursor/pointer over the touch pad & the right click is working fine as well! I searched the entire internet & nothing seem to work! Could anyone help me please ? The last thing I remember doing that might have caused this problem (earlier everything was working fine but sometimes touchpad used to get stuck) is hitting the fn+f5 button that I read in this thread Touchpad not working for windows 10. - Page 3 - Windows 10 Forums Thanks!

A:Left Click & double tap not working in windows 10!

Hi, can you check you don't have Clicklock on? (see Control Panel, Mouse). How does a wired mouse behave?

Look in Device Manager and check when your touchpad driver was last updated. Check it's not the date your problem started.

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I am having trouble opeing folders normally. Every time I try to double click to open a folder through Windows Explorer, I am greeted with the message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action." If I right-click, I can get in, but it's a huge hassle to use workarounds like that. Is there anything I can do to fix this? System Restore hasn't helped me a lick with this so far.

A:Windows Explorer Double-Click Broken

Hello Gamescook, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Try downloading and merging the Directory and Folder reg files in the tutorial below to see if that may fix this after a restart. They will restore the default associations for directories and folders.

Default File Type Associations - Restore

Hope this helps,

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my windows used to be working fine ...when i double-click a drive it opens in the same window with the contents of the drive,duhhhh....but then a friend came with his hard drive to copy some stuff from him ...when he left,something weird happened,when i double-click any drive it takes seconds and opens in a NEW separate window , and when i write click a drive i get a NEW option (AUTOPLAY) it was never there...if i click OPEN,it opens in the same window...but it seems as if the drives behave as cd-roms with auoplay feature...anybod knows whats happening ?!

A:my drives autoplays in new windows when i double click them


I too experienced the same problem a few days back..It is due to a virus....When u open the task manager,u will find a process called rose.exe...U have solutions available on the internet...U can also reach me at [email protected] directly if u need any help.....


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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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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

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)

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

A:double click, get clicky, fast click keeps coming back even after

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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.

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.

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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Hello All:

I am running Windows XP SP3, Windows Media Player 11.

When I double click a file (.wmv or .avi) in Windows Explorer, Windows Media Player 11 starts but issues a message "Windows Media Player cannot play the file because there might be a problem with your sound or video device. Try installing a updated device driver." or I media player shows a black screen with good sound.

If I start Windows Media Player 11 by double clicking the icon in the quick launch tray or by Start > Programs > Windows Media Player, then right click on the Windows logo, select "File", then the desired video file or select the file from the recently accessed list. The video and sound plays fine.

I have noticed a that if I view the properties with Windows Media Player 11 in either the quick launch tray or in Start > Programs the path is listed as Windows Media Player\wmplayer.exe" /prefetch:1

Thanks for you replies in advance.

A:Windows Media Player 11 - double click problem

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Like my title read, I can't open any folders in my Windows Explorer with a double click. It gives me the error message "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. Please install a program or, if one is already installed, create an association in the Default Programs control panel." This also happens whenever I try to open any drives, such as C: drive. I can however run programs from Windows Explorer, and can right click, then choose open to open folders.

I have already done extensive searching on the subject, tried deleting autorun.ini files, tried some registry fixes, with no luck. I'm obviously running Windows 7, 32-bit, on a HP desktop.

A:Can't open any folders in Windows Explorer with double click

This may not be the best solution, as I am sure others may have a better solution, but it might work.

Go to start

type cmd into the search bar

right click cmd.exe and choose run as administrator.

Type the following. SFC /SCANNOW and press enter.

See if it finds any errors.


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I posted a video on youtube to show specifically what I have done and what the problem is.
One day I noticed that double clicking some pictures didn't open. I am trying to figure out why.

Experiencing some strange behavior when registering shimgvw.dll, context menus are missing options

When I disable shell image verbs using Nirsoft, context menu options come back but double click stops working.

If anyone knows how to keep the context menu options and the double click please let me know.

- Also I tried going to explorer->tools->folder options->file types and manually selecting bmp to open with picture and fax viewer but double click still didn't work

Windows XP SP2

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WOw. Weird problem going on here. I have no idea what may have caused this, but anyway, basically what is happening here is that now whenever I double click a music file from my "my music" folder nothing happens. It goes to the little hourglass thingy like its thinking for a split second and then nothing happens. The file won't open.

So this was pissing me off. I have no idea why I can't open my music files in a simple manner any longer.

The other thing is that they will open fine if WMP (my default player) is already open. If WMP is just sitting there in the background and I double click an audio file it opens without a problem, but if nothing is open and I double click on an MP3 it does nothing.

What's Going On Here???

A:Music Files No Longer Open With Double Click Unless WMP Is Already Open

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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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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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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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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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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

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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