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Anonymous
January 20, 2005 9:15:29 AM

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I installed the Command Prompt Power Toy. Now when I click on a folder
it automatically opens up the 'command prompt' rather than displaying
the contents.

I un-installed the 'command prompt' and now when I click a folder it
automatically brings up the 'search' feature, again instead of
displaying the contents.

I have gone to tools/folder options/file types/file folder/advance and
there are 3 items there: 'find', 'open command window here', 'print
directory listing'. Problem is I can not edit, delete etc any of these
choices because the choices are grayed out.

Any suggestion for how I can get my 'default' setting back of clicking
on the folder and displaying the contents? Thanks for your time.

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Anonymous
January 20, 2005 10:16:36 AM

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Thank you SO much Ramesh! This was driving me nuts. That fixed it for
me.
Anonymous
January 20, 2005 11:01:57 PM

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Hi,

Issue:- Search Companion Starts If You Double-Click a Folder

This problem occurs when you alter the "Drive" / "File Folders" entries via File Types dialog, to add a "Command Prompt here" or "Print Directory" feature for folders. (example)

http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321379
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321186

Click Start/Run and type this command to fix this problem:
regsvr32 /i shell32.dll

(Courtesy of David Candy)

To fix this manually via registry:

If this problem is seen for Drives:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell
Set (default) to "none" (without ")

If this problem is seen for folders:

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell]
Set (default) to "none" (without ")

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


<puggybw@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:1106230529.261262.89540@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
I installed the Command Prompt Power Toy. Now when I click on a folder
it automatically opens up the 'command prompt' rather than displaying
the contents.

I un-installed the 'command prompt' and now when I click a folder it
automatically brings up the 'search' feature, again instead of
displaying the contents.

I have gone to tools/folder options/file types/file folder/advance and
there are 3 items there: 'find', 'open command window here', 'print
directory listing'. Problem is I can not edit, delete etc any of these
choices because the choices are grayed out.

Any suggestion for how I can get my 'default' setting back of clicking
on the folder and displaying the contents? Thanks for your time.
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Anonymous
January 20, 2005 11:01:58 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

Great reply. For some reason, "Search" had moved to the top of the "right
click" menu. This fixed it. Thanks a bunch.
Ernie

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Issue:- Search Companion Starts If You Double-Click a Folder
>
> This problem occurs when you alter the "Drive" / "File Folders" entries via File Types dialog, to add a "Command Prompt here" or "Print Directory" feature for folders. (example)
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321379
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321186
>
> Click Start/Run and type this command to fix this problem:
> regsvr32 /i shell32.dll
>
> (Courtesy of David Candy)
>
> To fix this manually via registry:
>
> If this problem is seen for Drives:
>
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell
> Set (default) to "none" (without ")
>
> If this problem is seen for folders:
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell]
> Set (default) to "none" (without ")
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> <puggybw@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:1106230529.261262.89540@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> I installed the Command Prompt Power Toy. Now when I click on a folder
> it automatically opens up the 'command prompt' rather than displaying
> the contents.
>
> I un-installed the 'command prompt' and now when I click a folder it
> automatically brings up the 'search' feature, again instead of
> displaying the contents.
>
> I have gone to tools/folder options/file types/file folder/advance and
> there are 3 items there: 'find', 'open command window here', 'print
> directory listing'. Problem is I can not edit, delete etc any of these
> choices because the choices are grayed out.
>
> Any suggestion for how I can get my 'default' setting back of clicking
> on the folder and displaying the contents? Thanks for your time.
>
>
Anonymous
January 21, 2005 12:27:04 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

You're welcome :-)

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


<puggybw@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:1106234196.707958.237920@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
Thank you SO much Ramesh! This was driving me nuts. That fixed it for
me.
Anonymous
January 21, 2005 12:27:41 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

You're welcome Ernie. All credit to David for the quick fix.

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"ens" <ens@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:0D50AF17-5868-4D55-8BB2-149A17802E91@microsoft.com...
Great reply. For some reason, "Search" had moved to the top of the "right
click" menu. This fixed it. Thanks a bunch.
Ernie

"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> Hi,
>
> Issue:- Search Companion Starts If You Double-Click a Folder
>
> This problem occurs when you alter the "Drive" / "File Folders" entries via File Types dialog, to add a "Command Prompt here" or "Print Directory" feature for folders. (example)
>
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321379
> http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321186
>
> Click Start/Run and type this command to fix this problem:
> regsvr32 /i shell32.dll
>
> (Courtesy of David Candy)
>
> To fix this manually via registry:
>
> If this problem is seen for Drives:
>
> HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell
> Set (default) to "none" (without ")
>
> If this problem is seen for folders:
>
> [HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell]
> Set (default) to "none" (without ")
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> <puggybw@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:1106230529.261262.89540@f14g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> I installed the Command Prompt Power Toy. Now when I click on a folder
> it automatically opens up the 'command prompt' rather than displaying
> the contents.
>
> I un-installed the 'command prompt' and now when I click a folder it
> automatically brings up the 'search' feature, again instead of
> displaying the contents.
>
> I have gone to tools/folder options/file types/file folder/advance and
> there are 3 items there: 'find', 'open command window here', 'print
> directory listing'. Problem is I can not edit, delete etc any of these
> choices because the choices are grayed out.
>
> Any suggestion for how I can get my 'default' setting back of clicking
> on the folder and displaying the contents? Thanks for your time.
>
>
Anonymous
January 23, 2005 4:09:02 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

I just posted a thread not to long ago and decided to search for any info on
this and I found this. Here's another THANKS to you Ramesh. VERY VERY much!


"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> You're welcome :-)
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> <puggybw@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:1106234196.707958.237920@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> Thank you SO much Ramesh! This was driving me nuts. That fixed it for
> me.
>
>
Anonymous
January 23, 2005 6:02:49 PM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

You're welcome :-)

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"AeOnFLuXx707" <AeOnFLuXx707@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message news:D 330937D-D052-4A6B-AFE1-FC2A1712D12F@microsoft.com...
I just posted a thread not to long ago and decided to search for any info on
this and I found this. Here's another THANKS to you Ramesh. VERY VERY much!


"Ramesh, MS-MVP" wrote:

> You're welcome :-)
>
> --
> Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
> Windows XP Shell/User
> http://windowsxp.mvps.org
>
>
> <puggybw@hotmail.com> wrote in message news:1106234196.707958.237920@c13g2000cwb.googlegroups.com...
> Thank you SO much Ramesh! This was driving me nuts. That fixed it for
> me.
>
>
!