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

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

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???

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

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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.
 

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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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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 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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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,
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,
T I A

Richard.
 

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?

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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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").

Can someone please tell me if they have encountered or can replicate this problem? I've h... Read more

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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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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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  )
thanks

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Foremost, Let me thank you in advance for any assistance you may provide. What you're about to read may be a mouthful however I am doing as I was instructed to do in being very specific and detailed. This is in response to
Thread: NEW INSTRUCTIONS - Read This Before Posting For Malware Removal Help | http://www.techsupportforum.com/f50/...lp-305963.html
My Issue:

As of 4th July 2009 weekend my system has been operating quirky and buggy. In my troubles I've installed Avast Anitvirus. Now around that time, one day I can recall returning to my computer and it had shutdown on its own, although my system remains on idle the majority of the week by the way. Upon turning on the computer and booted up I got a notification window stating that Windows had been updated and restarted (turned off). At that point, when attempting to open a program (by clicking on any of my icons on the desktop) the computer would quirk and reboot. After several attempts, eventually it resulted in a continuous reboot, window would repeatedly restart. If I can remember correctly, in the process I got some prompts then eventually a dreaded blue screen perhaps something about windows couldnt find or load a file, i think it had a .dll extension. Well, in conclusion, thats when I decided to perform some tech procedures, check boot sequence, BIOS, the usual troubleshooting. Threw in the Windows XP for a Install repair. After having done the XP repair option it seemed to have made progress beacause I... Read more

A:Local :C Drive Doesnt Open on Double Click, Prompts to Choose a Program to open file

Hello and welcome to TSF.

I Apologize for the late response.

If you still require assistance, we would like to see the latest state of your system. So, please post a fresh DDS log and a new GMER log as described in this topic. In your reply, I would also like to know any symptoms you may still have and how your computer is running at the moment.

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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 a desktop pc with xp professional sp2.When I click on my "D" or "C" drive it opens with the "open with" box.Please tell me how to fix the problem.

A:double click on drive open with "open with" box

Hi highflyer, and welcome to BleepingComputer.Try doing a System restore to your earliest date available.Start> All Programs> Accessories> System Tools> System Restore.When this opens make sure that "Restore my computer to an earlier time" is chosen, and click on Next>.The dates appearing in bold are the dates that you can restore to, click on the date that you want and then click Next> to start the System Restore. This may take a long time to complete, and when it is done it will restart your computer. When the computer restarts and you have logged on as the administrator a Restoration Complete page will appear, click on OK to complete the process.

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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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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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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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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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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'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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have to single right click then left click on open to open files on desktop. also, can't keep internet explorer open. comes open for one second then gone. firefox no problem using method of rt clk, lft clk have run anti virus, malware bytes etc same result. no infection but can't open files. plz help!
 

A:can't open with double left click

You do know that you can change to single click to open files and folders. Maybe that will work for youl
Press Windows Key + E to open Windows Explorer.
Click on "Tools" then on "Folder Options".
With the "General" tab selected, choose the item labelled "Single click to open an item (point to select)".
Click "OK" Exit out of the Folder Options dialog and out of Windows Explorer.

 

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When I put a flash drive into my computer and I double click on it I get a message saying drive e: "Application not found"
but if right click on it and select open it opens.
How do I get it to open with a double left click,
 

A:Double click wont open

Do you get the same error message when you double click anything else?
 

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hi all,
when i try to open a folder by double-clicking, m getting this error....
"this file does not have a program associated with it for performing this action. please install a program or, one is already installed, create an association in the Default pragrams control panel"
plz help me out!!!!

A:not able to open folders by double-click

Hi

Welcome to Seven Forums
Have a look a the the following SF tutorials by Shawn.
Default Programs - Associate a File Type or Protocol
Default Programs - Set a Program's Default Associations

Keep us posted if these do not solve your issue as it appears to be related to windows explorer

Regards

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I think I have a recyler virus. I can't open any of my drives with a double click. I can access them with right click explore. I have tried deleting the autorun.inf's but the virus keeps respawnning them. Please help. I am currently running a Panda scan cause my CA anti-virus didn't find anything. Maybe I should try an Ad-Aware scan next and see what it comes up with...

A:I can't open any of my drives with double click.

Hello and welcome please run these next. If you have Spybot installed temporarily disable it.Next run ATF:Please download ATF Cleaner by Atribune & save it to your desktop.Double-click ATF-Cleaner.exe to run the program.Under Main "Select Files to Delete" choose: Select All.Click the Empty Selected button.If you use Firefox browser click Firefox at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.If you use Opera browser click Opera at the top and choose: Select AllClick the Empty Selected button.
If you would like to keep your saved passwords, please click No at the prompt.Click Exit on the Main menu to close the program.Note: On Vista, "Windows Temp" is disabled. To empty "Windows Temp" ATF-Cleaner must be "Run as an Administrator".Next run MBAM:Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware (v1.32) and save it to your desktop.alternate download link 1alternate download link 2If you have a previous version of MBAM, remove it via Add/Remove Programs and download a fresh copy.Make sure you are connected to the Internet.Double-click on mbam-setup.exe to install the application.When the installation begins, follow the prompts and do not make any changes to default settings.When installation has finished, make sure you leave both of these checked:Update Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareLaunch Malwarebytes' Anti-MalwareThen click Finish.MBAM will automatically start and you will be asked to update... Read more

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I go into "my computer" open so that "hard disk drives" is visible when I double click on any of the drives I get a box asking me to "choose the program I want to open this file" never had that before. how do I fix this so that it just opens the drive. BTW If I choose "open" when right clicking it works I can see my files in the drive.

A:can't open drives with double click

Hi godfather_77, please try the following:

- Click Start -> Run -> type:
regsvr32 /i shell32.dll
- Click OK

May need to reboot. Let us know if that helps or not please.

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I want to automate one application through UFT. When I am trying to open that application by double click then it does not open if UFT is alredy open. If I close UFT then that appliction open normally. If I open UFT after opening that application then aaplication crashes down as sson as UFT open.

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I go into "my computer" open so that "hard disk drives" is visible when I double click on any of the drives I get a box asking me to "choose the program I want to open this file" never had that before. how do I fix this so that it just opens the drive. BTW If I choose "open" when right clicking it works I can see my files in the drive.

A:can't open drives with double click

Hi .Seems to be several proposed analyses/cures for the problem...I would suggest first trying the one proposed at http://techrepublic.com.com/5208-10879-0.h...ssageID=2593671Louis

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When I attempt to open folders in Windows XP by double-clicking - it instead gives me the option to rename the folder.

To go around this problem, i changed the folder option to single-click to open folder. But by doing so, i am not able to double-click to open subfolders within my Front Page website folder. Nor am I able to highlight multiple files/folders to drag to move or copy.

Therefore, I need to go back to double-click to open folders/files option.

How can this be corrected? Please advise!

Thanks.

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My DDS.txt looks like this plus the attached.zip file is atteched thanks in advance:



DDS (Ver_09-03-16.01) - NTFSx86
Run by fdumani at 16:28:08.64 on Sat 04/25/2009
Internet Explorer: 8.0.6001.18702
Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.1.2600.3.1252.1.1033.18.3070.2160 [GMT 2:00]

AV: AVG Anti-Virus Free *On-access scanning enabled* (Updated)

============== Running Processes ===============

C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost -k DcomLaunch
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe -k netsvcs
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\S24EvMon.exe
svchost.exe
svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\WLTRYSVC.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\bcmwltry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\DRIVERS\o2flash.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\RegSrvc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe -k imgsvc
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\WLKeeper.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wscntfy.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RUNDLL32.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\OEM13Mon.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\bin\ZCfgSvc.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\QuickSet\quickset.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\WLTRAY.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynToshiba.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgwdsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\AVG\AVG8\avgrsx.exe
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A:Can't open my drive via double click

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Operating system is XP cannot open c drive with a double click. The error message reads - Can not find script file "C:\TTMS824.dll.vbs"
However can open it with right click and explore
Have tried to restore earlier dated restore points but the computer will not restore any of them.
Have tried xp_folder_open.vbs by wwwdougknox.com but it did not help
Can anyone help please.
 

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My computer recently froze, and after rebooting it I can no longer double-click to open up any folders on my hard drive. Instead, after 1-click a search/command prompt opens up, and I must manually click 'open' to execute the program. Right-clicking does absolutely nothing at all--no search/command prompt or copy/edit function.
Here's what I've done so far:
1) I have checked my mouse settings. the preference for double-clicking is on, and I slowed the speed down as well.
2) I have run AVG anti-virus as well as Trend Micro and nothing has come up. (I also ran an online virus scan at Pandasecurity.com)
3) I have updated/run Spybot and again, nothing unusual.
4) I tried the following solution at dougknox: http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_d...older_open.htm
and still nothing.
5) I tried a system restore to a few days prior, and again nothing.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

A:XP Pro/ Cannot double click open folders

Sounds like a permissions issue. Try running security task manager and possibly a vundo fix afterwards. I'd also try creating another account and see if that works.

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desktop shortcuts properties have "none" in the shortcut key. on general tab says it is an internet file. when I double click it opens ie8 but won't connect. They open from my favuorites ok or if type in ie home page search..is there a fix?
 

A:shortcuts won't open with double click

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Hi, I recently had a trojan on my computer (WORM_VB.CBW). I have removed it but I can't fix the drive problem it causes. If you double click a drive in my computer istead of opening the folder it brings up the 'open with' menu always. If you right click the drive, Auto is in bold instead of open. How do I solve this?

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A:drives double click 'open with'

greed, Go to the link below and try the "FixDrive.zip" which may correct the problem.

http://www.winhelponline.com/articl...on-a-mapped-network-drive-in-My-Computer.html

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Hopefully this will be an acceptable forum to put this in. Honestly, I'm not sure where else.

So, here's the problem:

If I double-click on an Excel file, I get the following message: ""Windows cannot find /path/. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again." Excel opens up fine, but without the workbook. If, within Excel, I open the file up using OfficeOrb -> Open, it opens just fine.

Why, you ask, did I not put this in the MS Office area? Because the same thing occurs with National Instruments LabView .vi files. Only difference is that the file opens in LabView. So, this suggests a Windows Explorer issue, not an MS Office issue.

Here's another strange thing: It doesn't really seem to have anything to do with any particular install. While I was working on finding a solution for this, somehow the same thing happened with my Word documents. Figuring it might be some kind of odd issue, I decided to roll back with a restore point. That fixed the Word issue, but not the Excel or LabView ones.

Now, I'd love to blame SP1, but the LabView one started before I installed SP1.

I've tried most of the simple solutions people have suggested for the Excel one (which annoys me far more than the LabView one, to be honest). My "Ignore other applications..." box is unchecked, to no avail. Most posts on this topic are with Office 2003 and XP, so they are of limited value (I suspect XP is the more important limitation).

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A:File Won't Open on Double-Click

Okay, so incredibly, I solved this. Hours and hours later, I solved it.

This is going to sound incredibly stupid, but the solution (for both applications) was as follows:

1) Go to the root directory for the executable for the program (example: C:/Program Files (x86)/Microsoft Office/Office12)
2) Right-click on the executable (in this case, EXCEL.EXE)
3) Select "Properties"
4) Click on the "Compatibility" tab
5) Unselect "Run this program as an administrator"

Yes, that's right. I solved a problem by not running the program as an administrator.

If anyone has a similar problem, but this is not the issue, let me know. I probably ran across an alternative while I was searching.

Now if I can just figure out how to tip my own scales for this solution...

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hello,
some days ago i got a virus in the pen drive . it was spread & now i can't
open any of my drives in the ny computer with a double click.
when i double click on any drive nothing happen so i have to open it with a double click.
Also there is a probleb with the folder option , on selecting the show hidden files option nothing happen & i cant's see any of my hidden files & folders.
i am using bit defender antivirus & avg antispyware.

plese help me , opening drives with a right click is so cumbersome.

please please please please please please help meeeeeeeeee!!!!!!!

A:HELP!!!!!! I can't open any drive with a double click.

Not sure about the drives, unless your talking about disk drives. But As for the hidden files and folders well if they were hidden and your not in the place they were hidden you wont notice them apear, Its just generally windows files that are hidden and any files that have been hidden by the user. I don't think you have any problems your just confused

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I am running windows xp. I guess that I have messed up my folders options somehow. Anytime I double click a folder to open it, a blank message comes up in notepad that says --Access Denied. The only way that I can open folders now is to use windows explorer. I tried to use file types,but that did not change anything. Any ideas?

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Originally Posted by ticketmaster48


I am running windows xp. I guess that I have messed up my folders options somehow. Anytime I double click a folder to open it, a blank message comes up in notepad that says --Access Denied. The only way that I can open folders now is to use windows explorer. I tried to use file types,but that did not change anything. Any ideas?




My suspicion, based on your description, is that your mouse buttons have been reversed. For example, if you are right-handed and the mouse's configuration was set to the default settings, then I believe that something has caused your mouse to switch to a left-handed person's configuration.

Click on the Start button and select the "Control Panel" option. Open up the "Mouse" control panel and search through the various tabs for an option that is labeled something like "Swap left and right mouse buttons". The option is going to be different depending on the type of mouse driver software that is installed, but it should be there somewhere. Once you have found it, change it as needed (i.e. if it is checked, then uncheck it and vice-versa). Click the Apply button followed by the OK button.

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Not sure if this is correct place to post but here is my problem.

Recently, I purchased a built computer from a small PC shop. I had trouble connecting to the internet, so the technician who built it came and added a network adapter card and changed some settings. (Not sure what he did.) After he left, my drives were not detected at all, not in My Computer nor in Device Manager so I did a system restore, which got the drives back but then I had trouble connecting to the internet again. So, I undid the system restore and connected OK again. A day later, I noticed I could not open a disc by double clicking on the drive in My Computer. I have two optical drives and it?s the same with both drives. I can right click and open to view files but not play disc. ( Movie nor music.) I can play them through the autoplay dialogue box though. I went into safe mode and tried and they will play in there by double clicking the drive.
What happens when I try to play by double clicking the drive is I got a message first saying, ?The 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.? I checked the Default Programs and they were set properly. Then, when I tried double clicking the drives again, got a different message. This time saying, ?Windows cannot access the specified device, path or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access thi... Read more

A:Can't open drives with double click

The technician who installed the card and then left without testing needs to come back and fix what he broke. Your 5 week old PC is still under warranty.

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wen i double click on any of these local hard drives thn the window open calling open with..its not opening...bt can open by writing drive name in address bar..and before wen i double click any of thse drives the drives open in a new window....
plz help

A:not able to open my c:,d: e: f: drives using double click

Hi Pankaj.cs, welcome to TSF.

Just a question before I offer a posisble solution.

When you left click on the drives, do you have "Open" and "Explorer" present at the top of the menu?

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Hi all! I have this so called virus/worm "VBS/Solow-B" or FS6519.dll.vbs and I managed to delete it by searching thru the net on how to manually delete this worm. Unfortunately after deleting this I can't open my Drive C using double click unless I used right click then choose open then it will open. Here is the error message that came up. The window name is "Windows Script Host" the message is Can not find script file "C:\FS6519.dll.vbs". How do I fix this so that I can use the double click again to open my Drive C:. Thanks in advance.

BTW I know this is too much too ask but how can I clean/remove the virus/worm on my flash drive? I think I got the virus from other pc using my flash drive then infected my other pc. Thanks again hoping for a positive response with my problem.
 

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Hi people!

My problem is that when i have selected, lets say 3 .txt or .xls files and right-click on them and choose open nothing happens? I can right-click one file and choose open and it will open. It is just when i have selected multiple files to open that nothings happens.

The thing is that i have some collegues that have the same installation as i have and they can do it, any ideas what could be causing this problem for me?

Thx in advance

Nevyn
 

A:Cannot open multiple selected files with right-click - open

I have this problem too. Previously I could highlight (example) six text files, right click, choose open and voila! they all opened. Now I'm forced to open them one by one. Hope you can help.
 

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I can't open word documents by double clicking the document file. When i do this, i get an error message 'not enough memory or disk space to run outlook' (although i am not trying to open outlook!)

The only way i can open documents is to open word 2007 and then open documents through there.
the file associations are all set to word.

This problem started because i could not choose word as my default programme for docx files. i changed the programme file name from WINWORD.EXE. to WORD.EXE. and i managed to set the default programme as word, but now i have this problem.

A:can't double click to open word documents

Have you gone into the Control Panel's Default Programs menu and made sure that Word has all of the required defaults?

Control Panel (All Items) > Default Programs > Set your default programs

If that doesn't help, you can set the default for a particular program through the file associations menu.

Control Panel (All Items) > Default Programs > Set Associations

That should atleast allow you to cause .doc, .docx and all other Word related file types to open in Word 2007.

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I can no longe double click to open messages or files or anything. Help?
Dilemma #2 While on line the X close @ right top used to prompt to close
from that site , or log off net. Now I need to < previous screen or open Explorer in a new window. This is frustrating as I am so accustomed
to the first method. I keep logging off...Any solutions? Many thanks

A:Double click will not open file or messages

Copy the following text into Notepad. Change the Save AS Type to All Files and save it as a .reg file (ex) LeftClick.reg to your Desktop and then double click the file and click OK to import it into the Registry.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell]
@="none"

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Initially, whenever I double clicked any drive icon, it denied access and my anti-virus (AOL Active Virus Shield) showed a warning (not-a-virus: trojan). I treated the threats (deleting infected files).

After that, whenever I double clicked any drive icon, it just opened an "Open With" box. I created a new open action using Windows Explorer as the application.

But now, it just says "action denied". I have to right click the drive and select open from the menu to open any drive. Folders and everything else work fine.

By the way, I know there was a topic called "double clicking folders opens search window" but the links in that topic just generate an error message...

Help please. Thank you in advance.

A:Double Click Doesn't Open Drives

Run CHKDSK on that drive and try Doug Knox's folder_open.vbs if you continue to have problems.Always back up your registry before making any changes. If you are not familiar with working in the registry, then you should NOT attempt to make any changes on your own. Improper changes to the registry could adversely affect your computer and render it inoperable.If the above does not resolve the issue then your symptoms could be related to a flash drive infection. In that case download Flash_Disinfector.exe by sUBs and save it to your desktop.Double-click Flash_Disinfector.exe to run it and follow any prompts that may appear.Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.The utility may ask you to insert your flash drive and/or other removable drives. Please do so and allow the utility to clean up those drives as well.Reboot your computer when done.

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Hello,Over the last week or so I have encountered a problem which I have been unable to solve.
I use a seperate SDD on which I play DCS World Games .Win7 is also on that disk as part of a dual boot but here it only serves to operate the games and ancilliaries.
I have found that when clicking on 'Computer' in the Start Menu or the icon on Desktop ; there is no response and I cannot gain access to computer on on that disk.
I have run various malware, anti virus programs but all seems clear . I have formatted and reinstalled Win7 and the games from DCS. At first all was well but the problem has returned . I should have mentioned that last week the problen extended to 'Task Manager' ans 'Waste Basket' ; neither would open to a double click.

The fact that the problem has returned makes me believe that a virus is high on the list of suspects but I cannot locate it.

Could you please help me with this?

Mike

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM)2 Quad CPU Q9450 @ 2.66GHz, x64 Family 6 Model 23 Stepping 7
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 2814 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTS 512, 512 Mb x2
Hard Drives: C: Total - 145188 MB, Free - 81091 MB; D: Total - 99 MB, Free - 61 MB; E: Total - 122001 MB, Free - 74969 MB; J: Total - 140974 MB, Free - 80797 MB;
Motherboard: EVGA, 132-CK-NF79
Antivirus: AVG Internet Security 2012, Updated and Enable... Read more

A:Solved: Double click will not open 'Computee'.

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Dear Everybody,

I downloaded MRT March version using windows update and after scanning my PC. i got this problem. ( none of the .reg files that somebody toled to merge into the registry, helped me for this- this link:Can't open folders when double-clicking them). Please tell me what to do.

My OS is Win 7 Ultimate and My Anti-virus is Bit defender Internet Security 2010, updating daily.

this only crashed the explorer file execution. and I only cannot open my folders and drives that the default operation program is Explorer.exe

Thanks

A:Cannot open my folders and drives by double click

Did you try to merge the files for the directory, drive and folder?

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Hello!

I'm working on a brand new HP laptop with Vista Home Premium, Firefox 2 and a Logitech MX 510 optical mouse.

The problem is that, since this new laptop, I have to double click on links with the scroll wheel to open the link in a new tab. Simple clicking has no effect (but should open the link in a new tab).

I've passed thru the "about.config" page, finding nothing.

I have the Logitech "Mouse and Keyboard settings" program installed, although it's not required for that mouse.

Any idea on what causes the problem, and how to solve it?

Thanks!

nostra16

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