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Windows Explorer Double-Click Broken

Q: Windows Explorer Double-Click Broken

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.

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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,
Shawn

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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.

Bruce.

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I have a strange problem that has been occurring since I very first installed Windows 7 x64 fresh. Whenever I click on the primary C drive in Explorer (or any other CD, card reader, or network mapped drive), sometimes 1 new window will open up, sometimes 2 new windows will open up, and sometimes 3 new windows will open up. The new windows usually, but not always, have an address bar. Explorer just seems to randomly open multiple windows at will.

I've been searching and searching online, trying various Tools->Folder Options as well as registry settings, but nothing seems to work. All I've found is a couple other forum posts with the same problem (random amount of multiple windows opening), but no resolutions.

This doesn't happen on any of my other Windows 7 x64 computers. The main difference I can think of is that this is the only machine I have with an SSD, but I can't see how that would effect all drives in Explorer.

Does anyone have any ideas what I can do to fix this? I would like no new windows at all to open up.

A:Explorer opens multiple windows when I double click a drive

Go to Control Panel - Mouse properties. Reduce the Mouse Double Click Speed and check. This could be one of the problem.

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Gosh I said it all in my title and description.

Need I say that this is irritating the bleep out of me and driving me crazy?

A:Windows Explorer Double Click Opens Search Page.

C:_Opens With SearchXP OnlyNOTE: This is a registry edit. If you're not familiar with working in the registry, DO NOT ATTEMPT.Improper changes to the registry could render your computer inoperable.Remember to backup the registry before making any changes.Instructions, on how to do that, can be found here:How to back up, edit, and restore the registryStart / Run / Type: regedit / OKNavigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell, and single click on shell.In the right pane, double click Default.In the box that opens, under Value data:, enter none.Click OK.Exit the Registry Editor.Reboot and see if the problem still exists.

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(XPSP2) When I double click on a folder in the Windows Explorer right-hand pane, it opens a search box instead of simply exploring the folder. Can anyone advise me how to turn it back to the normal behaviour?

This situation arose after I did some registry tidying to get rid of a much more irritating problem. So it won't surprise me if there is some registry key I still need to change.

regards
Boops

A:[SOLVED] Windows Explorer: double-click folder opens Search

Hello and Welcome to TSF

Click on Start, Run then type regsvr32 /i shell32.dll and click Ok.

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I am running Windows 7. For some time now if I double click a file or folder in windows explorer left or right pane it moves up a level to the parent folder and shows the contents of that in the right pane rather that opening the contents of that folder.

I have no trojans or viruses. I am using the QTTabBar.

Any ideas of why this is happening?

Thanks, Tom.
 

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Hi,

For some reason windows explorer insists having single click turned on disregarding my choice of double clicking(the standard)

This is highly annoying.

I've taken screen shots of my setting and the lack of results in folder view.



Please help!

A:Windows Explorer click items as follows broken

Just to be sure I understand your problem, you're saying that you set it to "double click" and then it goes back to single click?

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Whenever I double click on a folder in windows explorer I get a separate window opening. It started when I ran the last update. I have checked under folder options and I have "Open each folder in the same window" set. I have also done tons of searching and couldn't find anything. The closest I found was this
Explorer opens multiple windows when I double click a drive
But it didn't seem to help. I'm curious if anyone has any ideas on how to get this to stop happening.
Thanks a lot in advance.

A:Multiple windows explorer windows on double click

Hello Cmoupetr, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you might see if this may be able to help.

Open each Folder in the Same or Own Separate New Window

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Example I am looking at a full window of folders with five coloumns of folders. If I double click on a folder in any coloumn except the far left coloumn, all of the coloumns move to the left by one coloumn space. Reseting file and view settings does not
fix the problem. I have seen this on Windows 7 Ultimate, Windows 7 Professional, and Windows 7 Enterprise. It does not matter if it is on a domain or not or if a group policy is setting the home page.
This means I have to click twice as many times to open a folder in list view and that is the view I really want to use. Clicking twice as many times is also not good for carpel tunnel. This happens on my home and work computers and I have seen it on other
Windows 7 computers. Neither does the reg hack for MIUs or something similiar to that.

A:Windows 7 Explorer in list view moves coloumns of folders to left when you double click folder to open it

Hi,
 
That’s a by design feature, but you can apply view settings to all folders of the same type. Here are
the detailed steps:
 
1. Open a folder and make changes as you like.
2. Press Alt to display the menu bar. Click Tools -> Folder options.
3. Click View tab.
4. Press the "Apply to folders" button.
5. Click Apply and click OK.
 
Note: The "Apply to folders" settings apply the current view setting to all folders that are optimized for the
same content as the folder you have open. This setting will not apply to the folders which is not the same type.

 
Hope that helps.
 
Regards,
Leo   HuangPlease remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread.

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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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This occurs intermittently on my Win7 Enterprise installation. Double-clicking on a folder in Explorer opens the properties dialog for the folder, as if I'd right-clicked and then selected properties. Single-clicking works fine and only Explorer acts strangely. The mouse is a vanilla Logitech RX1000. Putting the computer to sleep then waking it again eliminates the problem (until it happens again, about once or twice a day) or it may sort itself out after 10 or 20 minutes. It's rather annoying.James

A:Double-Click in Explorer Opens Properties

Hi,
 
First, I would like to confirm when the issue began to occur. Have any new program or hardware installed on the computer?
 
You can refer to the following steps to troubleshoot the issue.
 
1. Please replace another mouse, such as PS/2 mouse or USB mouse. Does the issue when using other mouse?
 
2. Restart the computer in Safe Mode and double click a folder for test. If the issue persists, please let me know. Otherwise, let's restart the computer in Normal Mode and perform a Clean Boot.
 
Thanks,
Novak

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Always in the past, with every flavor of Windows, when I double clicked on a filename in Windows Explorer, it opened it in the default app or one chosen by me via file association. Now, I get a Save As window. I now have to right click and select Open from the menu to open.

Something changed, and I did not do it, unless by unknown accident. How do I get back to the open on double click functionality?

A:In Win Explorer, double click now opens SAVE AS dialog

Tweaking.com's Windows Repair (All in One) might be all you need; accept defaults, maybe add #s 26 & 27. Allow it to make both system restore point & registry backup just before doing repairs.

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After re-install of Win7 Ult my mouse acts as though single click is selected. When I go to Tools>Folder Options double click is selected and single click is grayed out. I'm hoping to find a registry hack to overcome this problem. I am open to any and all suggestions. I really do not like single click.

By the way I have tried multiple mice with the same results

A:Cannot choose single/double click in explorer->tools->folder options

This should be the appropriate setting ... double click is selected by default, but you can change it to single click.

What you are facing might ve due to some system file violations. There are few tricks of solve it.

At first try SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker .

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Hello everyone, I have a combination of problems...

Originally, my only problem was that right-clicks in a folder other than desktop caused windows explorer to hang and then crash. So I fixed it using shellexviewer, as was recommended here: Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers.
I disabled a bunch of non-windows contextmenuhandlers, and that seemed to solve it.

After that my start menu "All programs" bar stopped working. It doesn't display anything, and the start menu freezes, and eventually crashes windows explorer. (Also screwed up the start menu search in the same way, but sometimes it decides to work) I tried re-enabling all the things I had disabled with shellexviewer, but the start menu was still screwed up.

I tried using system restore, but the problems are all back, and of course the iexplorer freeze then crash r-click problem is back as well. I don't know what to do...

I should also mention that just before this trouble started, I rebuilt the icon cache because no icons were showing in folders.

Thanks in advance for any help.

Running Windows 7 Pro Service pack 1.
Intel i6 Quad core CPU
nVidia Geforce 8600
8 gigs RAM

included hijackthis file

A:[SOLVED] Start menu -> "All programs" broken, and right-click causes windows explorer

Restart the computer and press F8. In the Advanced Boot Menu choose Repair Your Computer.
Also, go to Start/Search and type CMD Right click the CMD icon in the search results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type SFC /scannow.

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This is so weird, see the screenshot.This happened after booting up my pc today (running XP Pro SP3).I had a malware infection days ago and removed it almost completely (apart from random tabs popping up in Firefox).Last night I ran O&O Defrag and it finished without any problems or errors.I shut down the pc and then this morning I hung at startup.Safe mode hung at mup.sys and after some Googling I managed to 'fix' it by copying over the original registry (as detailed here: http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?...;en-us;Q307545).Obviously that got me back to how Windows was just after the original install in 2007.So I restored the backup of the registry I made just days ago.This fixed everything but gave me this really weird thing in Explorer.Even though the names are wrong I can still click the C: drive and see all my files and folders.I can enter any folder but the moment I double click a file it will open the file in the associated program and crash explorer at the same time.I hope someone has a solution for this!Now

A:Drive names within Explorer completely changed, crashes the moment you double click any file.

The issue has been resolved.

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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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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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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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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'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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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.

Thanks.

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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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

Hi,

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.....

Saju
 

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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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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
 

A:Windows XP double-click function on drive

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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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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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hello all,
like the title says, when i try to open a folder, it opens a new window instead in the same window. can anybody help me?
help would be appreciated. (sorry for my english)

A:double click on explorer folder opens a new folder

Hi. Welcome to TSF.

Open Control Panel, double-click Folder Options and select the General tab. Select the Open each folder in the same window option and click OK.

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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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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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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
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

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

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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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I posted a video on youtube to show specifically what I have done and what the problem is.
Code:
[URL]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=W-acGkW2OcU[/URL]
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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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
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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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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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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