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I am not sure what happened, but suddenly the dialog for browsing for a folder no longer works on my computer (see screenshot #1 below). It's not just one application. I have at least two more that has the same isue.

Another issue that I believe is related is that some open-file dialog no longer displays the address bar (see screenshot #2). Again, it is several different applications in which this is happening.

I've uninstalled software that was installed right prior to this issue rearing its head, but still nothing. I know I can just go back to a restore point, but I'm curious to know what happened.

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x64.

Number 1:

Browser for folder

Number 2: enter image description here

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Looks like someone solved it by running sfc /scannow

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Man, I wish I could upvote this asnwer twice. –  RHPT Jul 19 '11 at 14:06
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After rebooting, I would do a system restore before I tried anything else.

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Downvote, really? It was working, now it is not...Go back to when it was working...pretty obvious. –  KCotreau Jul 3 '11 at 4:07
    
OK, after rebooting...I was talking about actual troubleshooting. –  KCotreau Jul 3 '11 at 4:13
    
I agree. This is by far the best solution, next to googling around for an obscure error that, impossibly, Google hasn't even heard of –  surfasb Jul 3 '11 at 5:38
    
I know that a System Restore is the ultimate answer. I was ju8st curious as to whyy this happened. –  RHPT Jul 4 '11 at 2:32
    
@RHPT I wish I could tell you. I have never seen that before. –  KCotreau Jul 4 '11 at 2:46
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