Win XP problem opening C:

By mikescorpio81 ยท 4 replies
May 29, 2006
  1. Heres a querky little one ...

    Client has a HP laptop and when she opens her C: the folder opens blank with a search option. Troubleshooted quite abit but to no avail.

    Wondering if anyone else has had this or a similar problem

    Cheers :grinthumb
  2. A_DOG73

    A_DOG73 TS Rookie Posts: 170

    What does it say when you right click the drive and click properties? How big is it? How much is used and unused? Did you click tools and check for errors?
  3. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 293

    Space is not the issue.

    If you open a run command and UNC path it to wherever in c: it works. If you right-click c: object or hold windows key + e it works. But just double-ckicking the c: object opens a blank folder with search options.

    Wierd? I think so! I'll probably format c: (its due for one) but for future reference i'd love to know a fix for this!

    Cheers 4 the reply :grinthumb
  4. WinDoWsMoNoPoLy

    WinDoWsMoNoPoLy TS Rookie Posts: 252

    Ah, theres a simple fix for this lol.
    go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ Directory\ shell
    and set the "Default" to "none"
    and then go to
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ Drive\shell
    and set the "Default" to "none"

    It happens when you go into folder options and mess with the "Drive" settings. You set it to "find" which makes it open search when you open it.
  5. mikescorpio81

    mikescorpio81 TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 293

    Very nice ... thanks heaps for that!

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