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game not working cant double click or right click 2 open

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

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

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

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

Can anyone offer any ideas for .net?

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

Please respond with your ideas~

Thanks

-Sandra
 

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

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

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

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

control panel>folder options

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The game that i start with double click get launched but doesn't appear.please help
 

A:game donot appear at first double click

May be i think so your game is not installed correctly or you pc settings is not supporting the game to play.
 

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Just rebooted and nos when i rt click on file icon on the desktop nothing BUT when double click file opens???

A:right click on file, open file not work but double click does?????

hi there
check your mouse settings go to control panel and click on devices and printers and find your mouse and look in properties for the settings.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

A:Mouse Single Click acts like Double click

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

is there anyway to fix this?
please help
thanx
 

A:Solved: Single click makes double click

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

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

Any ideas?
 

A:Mouse single click but double click response

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

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

A:Single mouse click acts like a double-click

Hi there Amaul,

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

Hope this helps.
 

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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?

A:Can't double-click folder to open

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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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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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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?

Cheers
 

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

Tufenuf
 

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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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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.
 

A:cannot open c drive with a double click

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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.
 

A:Can't open Drive C: on double click

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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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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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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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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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hi... i have a problem with my pc... when i double click the folders in my pc they don't open instead a pop up window of search opens... pls help... i don't wanna lose the data stored in my c:/ so i don't wanna reinstall xp.... pls give me some other suggesion...
 

A:Solved: folders don't open on double click

Search opens when double clicking a folder
Go here for the fix
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
Line 18, right hand side
 

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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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