double clicking left mouse button does not open file

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When I double click using the left mouse button the file does not open.
Instead the seach screen comes up. This has just started happing lately. How
could I remedy this situation.

Thank you
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    That's a nasty bug ...but fixable ... go here
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm Load the VBS script 'SEARCH
    OPENS WHEN DOUBLE CLICKING A FOLDER" This will solve your problem. OR just
    goto START>RUN (type) REGSVR32 /i SHELL32.DLL

    bigrigrollerphantom909" <bigrigrollerphantom909@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote in message news:D216BEC8-5F0E-45D5-8316-5ECC1D76E6CC@microsoft.com...
    > When I double click using the left mouse button the file does not open.
    > Instead the seach screen comes up. This has just started happing lately.
    > How
    > could I remedy this situation.
    >
    > Thank you
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    Fixes the problem where Search or Command Prompt opens
    when double clicking a folder © Doug Knox
    http://www.dougknox.com/xp/scripts_desc/xp_folder_open.htm

    Search Companion Starts If You Double-Click a Folder
    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321186

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:0C403E1C-18A7-4561-8743-1CF99FD2EAAF@microsoft.com,
    bigrigrollerphantom909 <bigrigrollerphantom909@discussions.microsoft.com>
    hunted and pecked:
    > When I double click using the left mouse button on a file or folder, the
    > file or folder does not open. Instead the search window comes up. This
    > has just happened recently. Right clicking on the mouse gives me the
    > option of opening the file or folder.

    --
    Hope this helps. Let us know.

    Wes
    MS-MVP Windows Shell/User

    In news:D216BEC8-5F0E-45D5-8316-5ECC1D76E6CC@microsoft.com,
    bigrigrollerphantom909 <bigrigrollerphantom909@discussions.microsoft.com>
    hunted and pecked:
    > When I double click using the left mouse button the file does not open.
    > Instead the seach screen comes up. This has just started happing lately.
    > How could I remedy this situation.
    >
    > Thank you
  3. Man, you saved my day!!! Thanks a million. THis is the kind of help I appreciate. You have my blessings!

    quotemsg=114801,2,22582]Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.basics (More info?)

    That's a nasty bug ...but fixable ... go here
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm Load the VBS script 'SEARCH
    OPENS WHEN DOUBLE CLICKING A FOLDER" This will solve your problem. OR just
    goto START>RUN (type) REGSVR32 /i SHELL32.DLL

    bigrigrollerphantom909" <bigrigrollerphantom909@discussions.microsoft.com>
    wrote in message news:D216BEC8-5F0E-45D5-8316-5ECC1D76E6CC@microsoft.com...
    > When I double click using the left mouse button the file does not open.
    > Instead the seach screen comes up. This has just started happing lately.
    > How
    > could I remedy this situation.
    >
    > Thank you
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