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Old 02-07-2007, 08:33 PM   #1
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I have a friend of mine that has a Windows XP machine and everytime you double click on a folder, instead of displaying the contents of the folder, it opens a Search Screen. I have looked all over 'Folder Options' and Views to figure out which setting needs to be changed, but cannot find it.

Anyone know what this is?
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Re: Windows XP Question/Problem..............
Old 02-07-2007, 08:56 PM   #2
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Re: Windows XP Question/Problem..............

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http://windowsxp.mvps.org/searchwindow.htm
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Re: Windows XP Question/Problem..............

Well it is on a friend's machine, but I wasn't smart enough to fix it. And I won't be able to try it until I go over there tomorrow.

But thanks for link, it's more complicated than I thought. - I was looking for a setting.
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Re: Windows XP Question/Problem..............

They did something to their context sensitive menus (or some software/malware did)..."open" is usually the default function, but they've either removed open and explore or moved 'search' to the top of the list.

I didnt look into it for more than 3 seconds...do a google of "open folder search"...theres a buttload of pages. Maybe someone wrote a tool or theres a global setting.
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Well, it worked! - I keyed in the short fix on my friends machine and it started working correctly immediately. He said it had been like this for 2 years. I could not tolerate for the evening that I was helping him organize his files.

A strange problem with a quirky fix.
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