Can't open a folder in windows 7 64bit, by double clicking, it shows me that the default option for opening folder is "cmd" (it's highlighted when i'm right clicking a folder, and the "open" option comes next). I've tried running some registry fixing tools, but it didn't fix it. Can someone suggest me what should I do.
Yeah !!! Solved it!!!!
in the regedit I've entered to the
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\, there was a sub directory called
cmd I've deleted it and now everything works fine.
I think it didn't do any other unexpected damage, I've been using my computer for several hours and it seems there are no unwanted side-effects
An anonymous editor mentioned that deleting subdirectories might not be necessary, he rather solved it by changing the value of
explore (which picks up the explore subfolder instead of the cmd subfolder).
SOLVED! First thing, it is not necessary a virus. Do not spend hours looking for malware or virus if you already have an antivirus installed.
This problem happend to me after a Windows Update. The first time I had identified the culprit to "Update for Windows 7 for x64-based Systems (KB2952664)" that time after two days I only solved the problem by recovering windows to a previous update prior to that above. From then on I installed windows updates one by one until it happened again.
The second time Windows Update did it but this time I could not recover my system to any prior time, it would stuck at any point the system recovery and return, after re-starting, to the stage that it does not open the folders, then even worst, the log of all previous updates was empty. For some unknown reason it disappeared.
After trying everything at reach and tens of suggestions from everywhere in the internet for two weeks the above suggestion solved the problem for my system Win7 Pro 64 but with an extra step.
Open regedit and change the '(default)' value to 'explore' in the next two lines (no quotes marks)
I did it to only one of them separately and did not work. Only when both lines are changed to 'explore' solved the problem. I hope it helps.
This problem occurs when the
None setting is removed from the value data for the Default string value in the following registry key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\DIRECTORY\SHELL leaving you with a search page opening any time you click or double-click on any FOLDER.
Backup your registry before performs the
RUN > and type
REGEDIT then press ENTER
- Navigate to
- On the right panel, double-click on
DEFAULTand give it the value of
- Exit the registry
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