Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Drive opens in new window on double click in windows XP

One of our readers reported, when ever he double clicks on any of the drive to open, it opens automatically in new window.

As we all know the expected behaviour is that each drive opens in the same window until a user has explicitly set the option Open Each Folder In Its Own Window. under File menu >> Tools >> Folder Options in General.

Why It drive opens in new window?

It happens when a program or virus tries to edit the File Folder or Drive shell entries to add more context menu items and set them as default for double click action.

Lets see how we can fix this.

Fix:

First Method:
1. Open Start >> Run and type regsvr32 /i shell32.dll
2. press ok
3. You will see a message DllRegisterServer and DllInstall in shell32.dll succeeded
4. that’s it

Second Method:
1. Open Start >> Run and type regedit
2. Navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/Directory/Shell
3. Double click the default key type none and press ok.
4. now navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT/Drive/Shell.
5. Double click the default key type none and press ok.

Third Method:
If you don’t want to play with the registry ,you can run the following command instead at
Run Prompt: ( Open Start >> Run )
“reg add hkcr\drive\shell /ve /d none /f” (without double quotes)

We hope at least one of the above method may work for you to fix the trouble, if not please let us know.

Note: If still after following the above you are not able to solve the problem then update your antivirus and run a complete scan and make your system virus free.


Courtesy of Trouble Fixers

9 comments:

magicalharsh said...

first go to run then write " regedit" that is registry

then find " ctrl+f"

in this box write "mountpoints2" and delete it ......

then again press "ctrl+f" again find mountpoints2 until all these files are not deleted

then u will see ur problems is solved................

Anonymous said...

this works nice dude........

Anonymous said...

awesomeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee

first go to run then write " regedit" that is registry

then find " ctrl+f"

in this box write "mountpoints2" and delete it ......

then again press "ctrl+f" again find mountpoints2 until all these files are not deleted

then u will see ur problems is solved................ this works

Moorthi said...

thanks Mr magicalharsh

Ur tricks works for me man........

ankit said...

oh men..i reallly want to touch your feet and..ohh ....my goshh
i reallyy tthank ful to you yaar..
this is very helpful and i have get satisfaction from it and..thanks a lot ...

plz
reply me
ankitmohanty01@gmail.com

Anonymous said...

thank you thankyou thanks a million
it took all my headache,I cant explain you how relax im feeling now, thanks again magicalharsh.
Musab_syed@ymail.com

anityam said...

u r awesome..........the problem was kicking my ass for few hours. i have tried all the tricks but all gone fail. but urs worked superbly . hey thanksssss

Anonymous said...

You're the GENIUS.
THANKS a lot.
It was going to kill me! Now I'm alive! ;)
Again: thanks
Loop again

Anonymous said...

Awesome magicalharsh

This worked for me..Thank you