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Anonymous
July 7, 2005 6:02:10 AM

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For some reason tonight my computer decided that when I try to open a file by
double clicking on a file icon, it brings up a search window with the little
wizard fellow. If I right click and open up the file that way, no problem.
Just everytime I double click to open any file, I'm off to a search window
with the subject of the search whatever file I was trying to open. I'm
guessing there is a simple fix but I don't have a clue. It's darn annoying.
Please....help!

Your kind assistance will be heartily appreciated.
Anonymous
July 7, 2005 2:12:57 PM

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Hi

Please see the following link to Kelly's web site:

Line 18 - right hand side
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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Will Denny
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
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"Dr. Zoidberg" <DrZoidberg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:19914413-B0EA-4163-BEBF-5870504FE41F@microsoft.com...
> For some reason tonight my computer decided that when I try to open a file
> by
> double clicking on a file icon, it brings up a search window with the
> little
> wizard fellow. If I right click and open up the file that way, no problem.
> Just everytime I double click to open any file, I'm off to a search window
> with the subject of the search whatever file I was trying to open. I'm
> guessing there is a simple fix but I don't have a clue. It's darn
> annoying.
> Please....help!
>
> Your kind assistance will be heartily appreciated.
Anonymous
July 7, 2005 2:12:58 PM

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Will;

I was a little uneasy mucking around with the registry, but took a deep
breath and went for it. That took care of the problem. I suppose I should
cloud my mind further with trying to figure out how it happened.

Thanks ever so much.

Gerry

"Will Denny" wrote:

> Hi
>
> Please see the following link to Kelly's web site:
>
> Line 18 - right hand side
> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>
> --
>
> Will Denny
> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
> Please reply to the News Groups
>
>
> "Dr. Zoidberg" <DrZoidberg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:19914413-B0EA-4163-BEBF-5870504FE41F@microsoft.com...
> > For some reason tonight my computer decided that when I try to open a file
> > by
> > double clicking on a file icon, it brings up a search window with the
> > little
> > wizard fellow. If I right click and open up the file that way, no problem.
> > Just everytime I double click to open any file, I'm off to a search window
> > with the subject of the search whatever file I was trying to open. I'm
> > guessing there is a simple fix but I don't have a clue. It's darn
> > annoying.
> > Please....help!
> >
> > Your kind assistance will be heartily appreciated.
>
>
>
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Anonymous
July 7, 2005 3:55:38 PM

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Hi

If you do edit the Registry at any time there is a very good program to
backup/restore it:

ERUNT
http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/
http://www.larshederer.homepage.t-online.de/erunt/erunt...

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Will Denny
MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
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"Dr. Zoidberg" <DrZoidberg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4B28C727-CCD8-4855-B9EE-E43F6BA8F9A2@microsoft.com...
> Will;
>
> I was a little uneasy mucking around with the registry, but took a deep
> breath and went for it. That took care of the problem. I suppose I should
> cloud my mind further with trying to figure out how it happened.
>
> Thanks ever so much.
>
> Gerry
>
> "Will Denny" wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> Please see the following link to Kelly's web site:
>>
>> Line 18 - right hand side
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>>
>> --
>>
>> Will Denny
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>> Please reply to the News Groups
>>
>>
>> "Dr. Zoidberg" <DrZoidberg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:19914413-B0EA-4163-BEBF-5870504FE41F@microsoft.com...
>> > For some reason tonight my computer decided that when I try to open a
>> > file
>> > by
>> > double clicking on a file icon, it brings up a search window with the
>> > little
>> > wizard fellow. If I right click and open up the file that way, no
>> > problem.
>> > Just everytime I double click to open any file, I'm off to a search
>> > window
>> > with the subject of the search whatever file I was trying to open. I'm
>> > guessing there is a simple fix but I don't have a clue. It's darn
>> > annoying.
>> > Please....help!
>> >
>> > Your kind assistance will be heartily appreciated.
>>
>>
>>
Anonymous
July 7, 2005 8:43:28 PM

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

Gerry,

>> I suppose I should cloud my mind further with trying to figure out how it
>> happened.


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

Resolution:

Click Start/Run and type this command to fix this problem:
(Tip from David Candy)

regsvr32 /i shell32.dll

-or-

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, MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User

Windows XP Troubleshooting
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"Dr. Zoidberg" <DrZoidberg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
news:4B28C727-CCD8-4855-B9EE-E43F6BA8F9A2@microsoft.com...
> Will;
>
> I was a little uneasy mucking around with the registry, but took a deep
> breath and went for it. That took care of the problem. I suppose I should
> cloud my mind further with trying to figure out how it happened.
>
> Thanks ever so much.
>
> Gerry
>
> "Will Denny" wrote:
>
>> Hi
>>
>> Please see the following link to Kelly's web site:
>>
>> Line 18 - right hand side
>> http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
>>
>> --
>>
>> Will Denny
>> MS-MVP Windows Shell/User
>> Please reply to the News Groups
>>
>>
>> "Dr. Zoidberg" <DrZoidberg@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
>> news:19914413-B0EA-4163-BEBF-5870504FE41F@microsoft.com...
>> > For some reason tonight my computer decided that when I try to open a
>> > file
>> > by
>> > double clicking on a file icon, it brings up a search window with the
>> > little
>> > wizard fellow. If I right click and open up the file that way, no
>> > problem.
>> > Just everytime I double click to open any file, I'm off to a search
>> > window
>> > with the subject of the search whatever file I was trying to open. I'm
>> > guessing there is a simple fix but I don't have a clue. It's darn
>> > annoying.
>> > Please....help!
>> >
>> > Your kind assistance will be heartily appreciated.
>>
>>
>>
!