Opening a hard drive through my computer

By 360ste
Apr 15, 2009
  1. For some reason when I open "My Computer", then access one of my hard drives it opens the "search" window and not the "open" window. So currently I have to right click on the HDD and then either click "open" or "explore". Can anyone tell me how to switch this back so it opens the contnts of the HDD.

    Thanks Steve
  2. rev_olie

    rev_olie TS Maniac Posts: 560


    Ive got this from another forum so sorry if it doesn't work so well,
    Apparently this works

    click on start > run

    type in: regsvr32 /i shell32.dll

    press OK & wait to complete.

    You didn't say what operating system you were using but if your on XP

    Go HERE
    On the right hand side click on Win XP Fixes
    then ion the list look for Search/Command Prompt Opens When Double Clicking a Folder

    follow those instructions for repair

    This HERE is also a similar fix.
    under the letter "F" scroll down to "Folder Opens Search Window" where you'll find the fix for this problem.

    Try one of those and come back if nothing works
  3. 360ste

    360ste TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanks rev_olie the first option fixed it straight away.

    Thanks Steve
  4. rev_olie

    rev_olie TS Maniac Posts: 560

    No Problem ive learned something to :grinthumb
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