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Open With Starts when Double Clicked on Folder

By sleno
Jun 26, 2007
  1. Whenever i doubleclick to open my external harddisk or my mp3 player folder, a Open With thingie opens up. This only happens when i click on those. The Internal Harddisks are all fine. like C and D. Opening those does not create any problem, but it does for my external HardDisk and my Mp3 Player. Any advice on this?
     
  2. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    Are these desktop icons/shortcuts you have made ?
     
  3. sleno

    sleno TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no they're not. just the ones you find in "my computer"
     
  4. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

    And when you right click the mp3 player and then click 'open' what happens?

    And what shows for 'type' in 'properties'?
     
  5. sleno

    sleno TS Rookie Topic Starter

    when i rightclick it, it shows 2 lines of scribbles you know,.. the thing you get when you're computer can't read the language (click any of the two gets you back at open with) and type is just removable disk and local disk for my external
     
  6. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  7. sleno

    sleno TS Rookie Topic Starter

    nope.. didn't help
     
  8. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

  9. sleno

    sleno TS Rookie Topic Starter

    hi mate, i sort of fixed it thanks to your reference. what i did was i checked folder options. changed the settings to show both hidden and protected files. what i noticed that there was an autorun file. i opened it to see, and it showed the funny things i saw when i right clicked it. what also happened is that i was bugged. The Autorun file connected the drive to the virus. That's what activated my virusscanner to delete a file which i have not seen in my computer (i regularly check through the files). So i just deleted the autorun file and now it's running fine. Thanks for all the trouble mate
     
  10. CCT

    CCT TS Evangelist Posts: 2,653   +6

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