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I'm using Windows Vista Ultimate, and when I double click on a Folder in Windows Explorer, instead of just opening it, it opens a new window.

I already checked in Tools -> Options, and "Open each folder in the same window" is selected.

What is going wrong?

Thanks

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I suspect a program overriding, have you installed any tweaking programs? –  Ivo Flipse Sep 30 '09 at 18:23

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There are two registry tweaks that will change this behaviour copy the code into a new file named as below.

settingsownwindow.reg (will open folder in new windows):

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CabinetState]
"Settings"=hex:0c,00,02,00,3b,01,e7,77,60,00,00,00
"FullPath"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000

settingssamewindow.reg (will open folder in same window):

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CabinetState]
"Settings"=hex:0c,00,02,00,1b,01,e7,77,60,00,00,00
"FullPath"=dword:00000001

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000

Original answer (with fixed link) below.


Kelly's Korner, #209 right

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Wow, you rock, thanks. I can't believe I had to edit the registry for that, though. Thanks!!! I'd vote you up, but I don't have enough rep. –  Paula Sep 30 '09 at 18:32
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I'll upvote, since I was almost posting: this can't be fixed +1 Molly! –  Ivo Flipse Sep 30 '09 at 18:33

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