Much HELP/ADVICE needed! Folders no longer "open"!?!

By Barnezz
Jul 16, 2007
  1. I was changing icons and I accidentally messed something up so that when I click on my hard disks, and folders it brings up the "search" menu! I'm not really sure how I messed it up but I was using the "file types" tab of "folder options" to change the icon of my hard drive and folder and I think I might have deleted the "explore" command or the "open" command under the "advanced/edit file type" tab and left the "find" tab. I'm also not sure what the program is that allows you to "open/explore" the hard drive and folders, but I think if I knew that my problem would be solved?!? This is bad and I am frantic! Any help is greatly appreciated!
  2. raybay

    raybay TS Evangelist Posts: 7,241   +9

    What is the brand and model of your computer.
    Do you have a Recovery Disc supplied by the manufacturer, or do you have a full copy of Windows XP or W2K?
    The simplest thing to do, and probably the best, is run the Windows CD in R or Repair mode... but this will not work with many of the recovery disc sets.
  3. Po`Girl

    Po`Girl TS Rookie Posts: 595

    This is fairly common problem.

    Go HERE and download and run the script.

    If that doesn`t work,there is another fix somewhere,but I

    can`t remember where I put it in my 900,000 bookmarks.:rolleyes:
  4. Barnezz

    Barnezz TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 27

    WOW! I really cannot thank you enough Po' Girl! Everything works now!
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