Double clicking explorer always opens a new explorer window

Posted: 08-30-2008, 12:28 PM
This just started happening, perhaps in the last few days. I just want explorer to show the double clicked folder or drive in the same window, same as if I right click 'explore' on a folder item

These are the things I've tried so far

1) Control Panel -> Folder Options -> Open each folder in the same windo
2) Uninstall all software installed in the last week (except nVidia driver and Internet Explorer 8 beta 2). Will uninstall these as soon as I can reboot
3) Downloaded ShellExView (shexview) and disabled every explorer extension except 2 that are required to run explorer at all
4) Ran Regedit and checked HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell and HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell for value other than 'none

Please help if you can. A Google search shows a few people with the same issue but no working solutions.


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Paul Montgomery
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Re: Double clicking explorer always opens a new explorer window
Posted: 08-30-2008, 01:31 PM
On Sat, 30 Aug 2008 05:28:31 -0700, GregDude wrote:
>This just started happening, perhaps in the last few days. I just want explorer to show the double clicked folder or drive in the same window, same as if I right click 'explore' on a folder item.
>
>These are the things I've tried so far:
>
>1) Control Panel -> Folder Options -> Open each folder in the same window
>2) Uninstall all software installed in the last week (except nVidia driver and Internet Explorer 8 beta 2). Will uninstall these as soon as I can reboot.
>3) Downloaded ShellExView (shexview) and disabled every explorer extension except 2 that are required to run explorer at all.
>4) Ran Regedit and checked HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell and HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell for value other than 'none'
>
>Please help if you can. A Google search shows a few people with the same issue but no working solutions.
Do you have a System Restore point that precedes the problem?
LeeTutor
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Re: Double clicking explorer always opens a new explorer window
Posted: 08-30-2008, 04:42 PM

Have you see this tutorial, and tried having the navigation pane on o
off

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/91...new-window.htm

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Nou Bary
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Re: Double clicking explorer always opens a new explorer window
Posted: 01-07-2009, 10:39 PM

Hi, I had the same problem and I resolved following these steps:

- copy the values data o
COMPUTER\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\comma nd : (Default) an
DelegateExecute to

COMPUTER\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\co mmand respectivel
but delete the word /separate from de default value and, in case
DelegateExecute does not exists create and paste the value o
DelegateExecute from the Open Key.


At the end, You will have the following value in the ke
COMPUTER\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\co mmand :

(Default) -> "%SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /idlist,%I,%L" .

DelegateExecute -> value o
"COMPUTER\HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explo re\
ommand\DelegateExecute"

After that, the parameter works ok, means, if you select open eac
folder in the same window or open in its own windows, works as shoul
be

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