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What the hell have I done?

Discussion in 'Software' started by greenbrucelee, Jan 21, 2009.

  1. greenbrucelee
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    every time I double click on my C:\ drive the search windows appears :blink however if i do a right click on c:\ it brings up my local disk which is what I want and used to be.

    So what have I done to make it do this?

    I have just done 16 hour day I am knackered and can't think straight.

    Edit: this is xp pro btw.
     
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  2. Sparky
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    Reboot mate? :biggrin
     
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    hi buddy

    try the usual av /spyware scans then a system restore

    or google tweak ui and that might restore your icons / drives etc

    be interesting to see how its resolved
     
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    Not sure if this will work, but i have found this on a website:

    Open up regedit.exe by using Start\Run and then browse down to this registry key:

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell

    Double-click on the default value and set it to "none" without the quotes



    This will restore the normal behavior.

    Update

    If you are also experiencing this problem when you try to click on a drive, you can run this command from the run box or command prompt:

    regsvr32 /i shell32.dll

    This should restore the normal behavior
     
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    Cheers that worked, rep given

    Yeah yeah, tried that but the first two pages told me it was a virus so I ran a scan and found nothing. But no worries fixed now:)
     
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    Actually, no, it doesn't... click the link, see for yourself. :)
     
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    must have been the way i typed my query
     
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  9. BosonMichael
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    Exactly why I posted the LMGT4U link. A well-executed Google search can mean all the difference in the world. 8) In this case, I'd guess the quotes helped.

    Here's another tip to increase your Google-Fu:
    To search Google for pages from an individual domain, you can use the site:domain keyword. Try searching for "double click" search site:microsoft.com - you'll get only pages from Microsoft.
     
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    Bruce Lee being taught GoogleFu? :ohmy No way! :kar
     
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    ahh cheers for that, something good to know :)

    I was very tired yesterday and typing with a broken wrist I am trying to type as quickly and easily as i can
     
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