Folder Opens in a New Window

by on June 24th, 2009

Problem: When you click at a drive or folder, it opens in a new window.
Cause: This is either settings issue for explorer or malware/virus attack.
Solution: There are couple of solutions for this problem.

Explorer Settings

There is explorer setting that allows you to choose how folders behave when you click those.

  • Open Explorer
  • Click on Tools
  • Click on Folder Options
  • Under the General tab you will see a section called Browse Folders.
  • Choose whether to display new folders in the same window or a new window.
  • Click Apply and then Ok.
Registry Fix
  • Go to Start > Run > regedit and navigate to the follwing key.
  • HKLR/Directory/Shell
  • In the right hand pane change the default values data as none.
  • Exit the registrty
Software Fix

Download Flash Disinfector and double click on it to run.
Screen might go blank for a while and then all done.

Download Flash DisInfector

Download Flash DisInfector (126 KB)

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  1. MUNISH says:

    HEY,,,,FLASH DISINFECTOR WORKED,,,,,O MY GOD,,,,,I WAS LOOKING FOR A SOLUTION FROM LAST WEEK ,,,TRIED SEVERAL METHODS,,,,ATLAST IT WORKED,,,THNX A LOT,,,GR8 TOOL.,.,.