Saturday, March 12, 2005

Folders won't open, go to Search instead

The Problem:-
When I try to open folders in My Documents or anywhere on my computer, it does a search instead of opening the folder.

Solution:-
Click [Start] [Run] and type "REGSVR32 /i SHELL32" then press the Enter key.

[Courtesy: MVP David Candy]

Direct edit can be downloaded and installed from :-
http://dougknox.com/xp/scripts/xp_folder_open.vbs





3 comments:

g and r said...

Thank you. I don't know what I did to create this problem, but I'm glad I'm not the only one out there. Your fix worked great. Thank you again.

Markku Nivalainen said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you!

Bubba said...

THANK YOU!!!!! I wasted 4 hrs on this porblem, setting "file", "folder", "dir"... from regedit.exe did NOT work! MS support did not work(as always), but running the Regsvr32 /i fixed the problem! Thanks Again!!!
Doug