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Windows XP double-click function on drive

Q: Windows XP double-click function on drive

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

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A: Windows XP double-click function on drive

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When folders are double clicked, they are supposed to open. But mine don't! Just randomly one day they stopped openning. Instead they open the "search in folder" window. When I right click the folder, instead of Open being the top function, Search... is the top, so double clicking automatically performs this function. I'm assuming it thinks I want Search to be the default function. Which brings me to my question: How do I change the default double click function to "Open"?
 

A:Double Click function

Search Companion Starts if you Double-Click a Folder.
 

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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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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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When I double click on my "C:" drive it opens up the "open with" menu. I can get to it manually by typing in C: in the address bar of the my computer window. but I can not double click it to get into it. I have run many different spyware and anti-virus programs. Spybot Search & Destroy, AVG Free Anti-Virus, Microsoft Security Essentials, Malwarebytes and Stinger as well. I have cleaned up everything except this problem. I have tried everything else I can think of. Please help me. I have the log file from HiJackThis that I will upload.

A:Can't Double Click C Drive

Hello and welcome to Bleeping ComputerWe apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below another staff member will review and take the steps necessary with you to get your machine back in working order clean and free of malware.If you have already posted a DDS log, please do so again, as your situation may have changed.Use the 'Add Reply' and add the new log to this thread.Thanks and again sorry for the delay.We need to see some information about what is happening in your machine. Please perform the following scan:Download DDS by sUBs from one of the following links. Save it to your desktop.DDS.scrDDS.pifDouble click on the DDS icon, allow it to run.A small box will open, with an explaination about the tool. No input is needed, the scan is running.Notepad will open with the results.Foll... Read more

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Hi guys,I've been having problems with a Sony Vaio Laptop at work lately. It got infected by autorun.inf after an infected usb drive was inserted into it. We thought that Flash Disinfector had done the trick but something's still wrong. I can't double click open any drive on the computer. Not c:\ not d:\ not e:\ not f:\ not g:\ not nothing. We ran some scans and some trojans were found but the problem isn't gone. Could someone please help me with this one? Below is a recent HijackThis Log. Thanks in advance, guys.Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.4Scan saved at 19:09:41, on 23/08/2010Platform: Windows 7 (WinNT 6.00.3504)MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.7600.16385)Boot mode: NormalRunning processes:C:\Program Files (x86)\IObit\Advanced SystemCare 3\AWC.exeH:\HijackThis.exeR1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = PreserveR0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,SearchAssistant = R0 - HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Search,CustomizeSearch = O4 - HKLM\..\Run: [UnlockerAssistant] "C:\Program Files (x86)\Unlocker\UnlockerAssistant.exe"O10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files (x86)\common files\microsoft shared\windows live\wlidnsp.dllO10 - Unknown file in Winsock LSP: c:\program files (x86)\common files\microsoft share... Read more

A:Can't Double Click Any Drive

Hi DuaneBarry,Welcome to Bleeping Computer!My name is mpascal, and I will be helping you fix your problem.Before we begin, I would like give a few guidelines so that we can fix your problem as quickly and efficiently as possible:Be sure to follow all my instructions carefully! If there is anything you don't understand, don't hesitate to ask.Please do not do anything or perform other steps unless I have asked you to do so.Please make sure you post all logs I ask you to, and make sure that the entire log gets posted.Don't attach any logs unless asked. Posting them in the forums will make them easier to analyze.If you are unsure of how to reply, or need help with anything regarding the website, please look here.We apologize for the delay in responding to your request for help. Here at Bleeping Computer we get overwhelmed at times, and we are trying our best to keep up. Please note that your topic was not intentionally overlooked. Our mission is to help everyone in need, but sometimes it takes just a little longer to get to every request for help. No one is ignored here.If you have since resolved the original problem you were having, we would appreciate you letting us know. If not please perform the following steps below so we can have a look at the current condition of your machine. If you have not done so, include a clear description of the problems you're having, along with any steps you may have performed so far.Upon completing the steps below I will ... Read more

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If I double click the C drive or D drive, Its showing Properties. Instead of opening the drive.
 

A:Solved: If I double click the C drive or D drive, Its showing Properties.

Here`s a quick fix for drive opening:
http://www.dougknox.com/xp/fileassoc/xp_drive_association_fix.zip
 

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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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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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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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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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My Drives are hijacked , when i double click them a open with window appears and when right click strange chinese langaue is there in place of OPEN, please find the attached image of that spyware

How to remove it

Farhan
 

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Hi, Well one day my C and D Drive Decided to act wierd, whenever i double click on them instead of opening them it opens search, so in order to open them i have to right click and select open, i have Win XP,Is there any easy solution to this? Thanks
 

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hello everyone,

i'm using windows xp professional sp2 . when ever i double click in my E: and D: drive asks autoplay. I know it is virus. how will i remove it

regards,
boopathis

A:double click in a drive askes autoplay

Hello boopathis

We have a special forum to clean out malware
Run your antivirus then
Please follow our 5 Step process outlined here:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

After running through all the steps, please post the requested logs in the HijackThis Log Help forum.
http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...this-log-help/


If you have trouble with one of the steps, simply move on to the next one, and make note of it in your reply.

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i think my AVG antivirus has removed MS32DLL.dll.vbs but when i try to access my G drive and I drive( my 2 partitions in the same external) it says that "Cannot find the script file G:\MS32DLL.dll.vbs".

What can i do to rectify this? Also there is this trojan called Ghost.pif which i cant seem to remove.
 

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BUT I CAN OPEN IT IF I GO TO PROPERTIES...

its not a virus either...pc is clean.

it happened after i did a system recovery

cant open C drive or D drive...or any other drives by double clicking

I ALSO CANT BURN CD'S the regular way...so i had to download a burning program...i can burn thru the burning program but not without it

ONE LAST PROBLEM I HAVE,is when i start my pc it says media center reciever error...and it keeps popping up...so i had to disable it from starting thru msconfig.....
 

A:When I Double Click Any Disc Drive It Goes To Search

i have the same problem plz . someone help us ?
 

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Hey guys am new to this forums and this is my first post + thread here.

am having an issue with my server @ office , i cannot access my disk drive with double clicking on it like we all normally do,it gives an open with menu box + i cannot explore it as well.
the only access is the address bar in my computer. i know this thing is related to some virus and stuff but thats all the info i have.

P.S: scanned the whole system but no success.

can some please solutions ?? except re-installing the windows.

Thanx alot.
waiting for +ve replies. :)

A:Cannot Open Drive Partition with Double Click ~ Help!

Hi, welcome to tsf!

Download Deckard's System Scanner to your Desktop.

Note: You must be logged onto an account with administrator privileges.

1. Close all applications and windows.
2. Double-click on dss.exe to run it, and follow the prompts.
3. When the scan is complete, a text file will open - main.txt.txt<<this one will be maximized and extra.txt <<this one will be minimized.
4. Copy (Ctrl+A then Ctrl+C) and paste (Ctrl+V) the contents of main.txt.txt in your next reply.
6. Please copy and paste the contents of main.txt and extra.txt to your post.

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hello...........

I first had a problem when i was unalbe to open my drives by double clicking,
when addressing my problem to win XP-support forum they gave a solution by converting the "autorun.inf" to "autorun.bak" in the drivers root,this partially solved the problem .
they also suggested that i have an infection and they were right cause AVG has detected a threat and deleted it.
But after the first scan by AVG and restarting...it came on to a different infection :


AVG Anti-Spyware - Scan Report
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+ Created at: 10:45:50 PM 4/2/2008

+ Scan result:



C:\Documents and Settings\thefamily2000\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt -> TrackingCookie.2o7 : Cleaned.
C:\Documents and Settings\thefamily2000\Cookies\[email protected][1].txt -> TrackingCookie.Tribalfusion : Cleaned.
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{69D54328-09D1-42E0-9656-87A7EB90C735}\RP10\A0003243.com -> Trojan.OnLineGames.uhv : Cleaned.
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{69D54328-09D1-42E0-9656-87A7EB90C735}\RP10\A0003273.com -> Trojan.OnLineGames.uhv : Cleaned.
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{69D54328-09D1-42E0-9656-87A7EB90C735}\RP11\A0003285.com -> Trojan.OnLineGames.uhv : Cleaned.
C:\System Volume Information\_restore{69D54328-09D1-42E0-9656-87A7EB90C735}\RP11\A0003303.exe -> Trojan.OnLineGames.uhv : Cleaned.
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So I did a little searching, no results. When I open up My Computer and I double click on my DVD-RW/CD-RW drive with whatever in, be it an audio cd or DVD, I get an error saying, " This does not have a program associated with it for performing this action."

Just curious as to if anyone else has come across this case. I'm well aware this problem occurs often. But, I've never had it occur in this sort of instance.

Any media will play just fine through autoplay, or by loading it through a media program. ( WMP, iTunes, etc.) I'm not too worried if the problem can't be fixed.

I currently run Windows Vista Home Premium 32-bit op system.
 

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I have winxp.
256MB RAM
SP2
From yesterday,Not able to open c drive with double click of mouse,it's give menu to open with select program.when i right click on c drive,click on open,then it's opening.

pl. give some solution.

Bhavin
 

A:Not able to open c drive with double click of mouse

Right click C: drive and select Explore. Look for a file called Autorun.inf in root of C: and delete it.
 

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i have the similar problem that another user had http://forums.techguy.org/security/520967-vbs-gaggle-e-cant-double.html?highlight=autorun.vbs. But i guess my problem more worst as it infected not only my C drive. Even my D drive (partition drive) and F drive (external hard drive) get infected too. I don't know when i get infected by the virus, but last nite my AVG Free Edition detected my pc was infected with Trojan Horse in all my hard drives (C,D,F). AVG can't heal it and went into the virus vault section.

Without knowing anything, i delete all the infected files. After removing those files, everytime i double click on any hard drives icon in "My Computer", i get the error: Can not find script file “C:\autorun.vbs”, “D:\autorun.vbs”, “F:\autorun.vbs” and the drive won’t open. I still can access my files through window explorer. When I right click on a hard drive, i can see weird text (See attached pictures)

Please help as i'm clueless and i'm not very good in pc stuffs. I don't want end up formatting my all my drives as i got alot of files in it. Thanks
 

A:can't double click open hard drive

For your information this is my hijack this log file

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:59:57 AM, on 12/22/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\ZoneLabs\vsmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\aniServ.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgamsvr.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgupsvc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7DEBUG\MDM.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\WINDOWS\RTHDCPL.EXE
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\WINDOWS\vsnpstd.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\ACD Systems\EN\DevDetect.exe
C:\Program Files\Zone Labs\ZoneAlarm\zlclient.exe
C:\DOCUME~1\Enduser\LOCALS~1\Temp\RtkBtMnt.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\wuauclt.exe
C:\Program Files\Mozilla Firefox\firefox.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Download Manager\IDMan.exe
C:\Program Files\Hijackthis\HijackThis.exe

R1 - HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Main,Search Bar = http://google.icq.com/search/search_frame.php
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when double click on local drive it ask open with opton

A:unale to open c drive with double click

Hello and welcome...
You are infected...
Check this out:

http://www.techsupportforum.com/secu...oval-help.html

Make a new thread in Security Center and explain your problem there...
They will help you to fix this issue...
Hope this will help you mate...

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i have win xp sp3 runing in my pc ..the problem is i cant open my local drive C: or the partition E: by double click , but it open by the right mouse click and selecting explor .... and when i try to open the drive C: by double click i get the error messege and it say .........

WINDOWS CANT FIND THE FILE RECYCLER/ S . ..........

but i dont get this messege all the time like now i tryed to open the drive c but it dosnt open with double click and dosnt give me any messege ....

thank you

A:can't open local drive C: or partition E: by double click

Try this.

Go Start > Run Type in chkdsk /r. (Take note of the space between chkdsk and /r)

If asked to restart, do so.

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Recently, when I try to open a hard drive, by double clicking the icon in 'My Computer' a search window pops up instead of the browse window. This has something to do with folder options, but Im not sure which one, sollution?

tyvm

A:Drive Icons Open A Search Upon Double Click?

NOTE: 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:Backing up 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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All the problems started when I used my colleague's USB key. After using his key, I noticed that every time I double click on a hard drive icon in "My Computer", two windows get open. When I right click on a hard drive I see weird text in place of the bold "Open" in the contextual menu. (see attached picture)

I ran my antivirus software (Norton Internet Security 2007), and it detected a trojan in all my hard drives. See below for the log of the removal.

Source: C:\WINDOWS\system32\autorun.vbs
Risk category: Virus
Overall Risk Impact: High
Click for more information about this risk : Trojan Horse
Action taken: Fully removed

Source: c:\autorun.vbs
Risk category: Virus
Overall Risk Impact: High
Click for more information about this risk : Trojan Horse
Action taken: Fully removed

Source: d:\autorun.vbs
Risk category: Virus
Overall Risk Impact: High
Click for more information about this risk : Trojan Horse
Action taken: Fully removed

I googled the "autorun.vbs" and i found Symantic's removal instructions. I followed them but nothing happened. (http://www.symantec.com/security_response/print_writeup.jsp?docid=2004-070814-1115-99)

Now, everytime I double click on a drive in my computer, I get the error:
"Cannot find script file "C:\autorun.vbs". ", effectively stopping me from opening my drives. I can still access my files through windows explorer though.

To me it seems similar to when you insert a CD,... Read more

A:VBS.Gaggle.E - can't double click open hard drive

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For some reason, the default choice for when I double-click any of my drives (C:, A:, D:, E:, F: ) (hard drives and removable) is search instead of open.
Note: This isn't the case if I am trying to Open... or Save as... in any executable.
I only want to change the default option to Open again (or Explore if I am using Windows Explorer), but I have tried many things with no results (From folder options to drive properties to many things in the Control Panel)
Any solutions?
 

A:Solved: Default double-click drive selection

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Well this is weird. Basically, I just bought an external drive and the option in right click menu that is bold at the top is install or run program and I have to select Open everytime I want to use it. Double clicking tells me "This file does not have a program associated with it for performing that action. Create an association in the set associations control panel.

Lol, help would be apreciated so the default action is Explore not Install because I just formatted it so there is no data like .exe

A:Default Double Click Option on Hard Drive

Hello,

What entry is is bold when you right-click the drive?

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I tried to find a related topic with search, but to no avail. if this is already here, sorry.

I have a user that examplifies the problem stated here: http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321186
Which talks about folders starting search, instead of opening the folder.
I have searched the registry, but there were no entries as listed on this page.

I also found another article suggesting that I run "regsvr32 /i shell32.dll". This ran successfully, but did not fix the problem.

Update: problem solved...registry needs the listed entries from the microsoft page to be created if they are not there. I also found a script that will fix the problem. http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_folder_open.htm
 

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Ok, I just installed a new external USB hard drive on my notebook to increase my storage capacity. The problem is, in doing so I must have enabled some weird seach option, because when I double-click either drive (C: or external) in My Computer it brings up a search window with that drive selected as where I want to search. Any ideas what caused this or how to disable it? I'd appreciate any help!

Thanks!
 

A:Solved: Double-click drive brings up search window?

This is the fix:

http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_folder_open.htm
 

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I have been facing problems with my 200gb external hard drive since Monday, my 2.5tb drive is fine, it only happens with my 200gb drive. I will double click the drive so I can access it, and exactly when I double click, I get an error message G:\ Is not accessible the specified network resource or device is no longer available as well as a "hardware disconnect" sound effect. a quick Google search tells me it is a network issue and to contact a network administrator, but this is a local drive, and nothing on it requires the internet. it just has DJ loops and stuff on it. so there is another issue. help me fix it?

A:double click external hd, drive disconnects, error message

Please download MiniToolBox  , save it to your desktop and run it.
 Checkmark the following checkboxes:  List last 10 Event Viewer log  List Installed Programs  List Users, Partitions and Memory size.
 Click Go and paste the content into your next post.
 Also...please Publish a Snapshot using Speccy - http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/forums/topic323892.html/page__p__1797792#entry1797792 , taking care to post the link of the snapshot in your next post.
 
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guys,

i cant open my C drive and removable disk just by left click it, i have to right click then open....

if i try to double left click it. it says "cant find exiplorer.exe,make sure to type it correctly....

that exiplorer,were deleted when i scan it with a avg 7.5 free edition

what should i do??? do i have to reinstall the explorer???

A:I Cant Open My C Drive Or Removable Disk Just By Double Left Click..

From what you describe, it appears to be a flash drive infection.Flash drive infections usually involve malware that loads an autorun.inf file into the root folder of all drives (internal, external, removable). When the removable media is inserted, autorun looks for autorun.inf and automatically executes a malicious autorun.bat file which calls wscript.exe to run autorun.vbs on your computer. When a flash drive becomes infected, the Trojan will infect a system when the removable media is inserted if autorun has not been disabled.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.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.Wait until it has finished scanning and then exit the program.Reboot your computer when done.Note: Flash_Disinfector will create a hidden folder named autorun.inf in each partition and every USB drive plugged in when you ran it. Don't delete this folder...it will help protect your drives from future infection.

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There is great problem after removing viruses from harddisk. After removing viruses
d: drive not open when double click on it. If we explore on d: drive , it will open.

Wht's is the solution to repair partition on HDD.
 

A:Hard disk partition (d: drive) not open when double click on it

Click Start > Run and type diskmgmt.msc

Check the drive from there
 

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My notebook with XP Pro SP2 got all upset by something unknown, corrected most problems but I can't ix this one.
If I double click on a HDD in My Computer it goes to Search instead of Open, how can I correct it so default is Open on double click, if I right click I see Search at top in bold but I have to select Open every time.
I know it's something simple but it gets harder as you get older.

A:[SOLVED] Reset Drive to Open NOT Search on Double Click

http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Go down to #18 on the right side of the page.
"Search Opens When Double Clicking A Folder"

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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 have an unusual problem...

whenever i doubleclick on any of the Drives(C: , D: ) a windows search window appears, if i have to open i have to rightclick and select open...also i observed that when i right click on my c drive or d drive the first option i have is "search" in bold. and then the next option is open. whereas for anyother folder open is my first option when i right click and in bold!!!
Pls help......

Hijack this Log is as Follows!!
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 10:30:31 AM, on 3/23/2005
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\carpserv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\DSentry.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\MSN Apps\Updater\01.02.3000.1001\en-us\msnappau.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgcc.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVGFRE~1\avgemc.exe
C:\windows\system32\qsalmu.exe
C:\Program Files\Yahoo!\Messenger\ypager.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\RunDLL32.exe
C:\Program Files\Skype\Phone\Skype.exe
C:\windows\system32\packager.exe
C:\Program Files\Digital Line Detect\DLG.exe
C:\Program Files\RingCentral\RingCentral Call Controller\RCUI.exe
C:\Program Files\Internet Explorer\iexplore.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\rundll32.exe
C:\Documents and Settings\Srilakshmi\Desktop\New Folder\HijackThis1991.exe

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A:Unable to open any Drive by double click...a search window opens eachtime!!

first off iam not a pro but it looks like you have more then one antivirus program running.
 

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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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When I double click a drive or folder, the Properties dialog opens instead of the normal Open behavior. If I right click on a drive or folder, the default (hilited) action is "Move or Rename Audio Files". How do I restore normal behavior. I don't see any way to change the default open behavior like I could in XP via the Folder Options, File Types dialog. Windows 7 RC1 Build 7100

A:Double click a drive or folder opens the Properties dialog instead of the normal Open behavior

Hi,
 
Thank you for posting.
 
If the issue did not occur previously, please just try System Restore first.
 
I suspect this issue may be also related to the mouse settings. Please go to ?Control Panel\Hardware and Sound? and click ?Mouse? and check your mouse settings; please ensure that the left button is set to ?Click? and right button is ?Right-click?.
 
You may also click the Restore Defaults to reset the mouse settings.
 
If you use some other application to manage the mouse, please also check the settings or just remove it.
 
Thanks.Nicholas Li - MSFT

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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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Hi guys, first post so be gentle. Got a problem that a meber posted about earlier in the year but he didn't seem to get an answer so at the point of making a fool of myself, I thught I'd repost his query. as follows:
Whenever i doubleclick on any of the Drives(C: , D: ) a windows search window appears, if i have to open i have to rightclick and select open...also i observed that when i right click on my c drive or d drive the first option i have is "search" in bold. and then the next option is open. whereas for anyother folder open is my first option when i right click and in bold!!!
Pls help......
 

A:Solved: Unable to open any Drive by double click...a search window opens eachtime!!

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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'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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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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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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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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