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Is it possible to configure XP so that a double-click on a folder opens up in Explorer view rather than the "regular" folder view?

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  1. Open any Explorer window
  2. Tools -> Folder Options -> File Types tab
  3. Find the entry for (NONE) Folder (not (NONE) File Folder)
  4. Click Advanced
  5. Select explore
  6. Click Set Default
  7. OK
  8. OK

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I never knew that was there...thanks! – chris Mar 18 '10 at 18:09
Is there any way to do this without having local administrator access? My IT department locks things down pretty heavily – e.James Oct 29 '12 at 22:09

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