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"My Computer" lost "Open", has only "Find"

Posted on 1998-04-30
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When "My Computer" is opened, I get the standard findfile dialog box.  Access to the normal open (or explorer) view is not shown.  A right-click offers only "Find".   Where O where has my "Open" gone, and how can I restore that function? (needed to share drives/files on my network)
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by:MaDdUCK
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Copy the following text into a new text file and name it 'drivefix.reg'. Then double clikc this file in the explorer and a dialog should pop up notifying you of success.

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REGEDIT4

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open]
"EditFlags"=hex:01,00,00,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\command]
@="%SystemRoot%\\Explorer.exe /idlarge,%I,%L %1"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec]
@="[ViewFolder(\"%l\", %I, %S)]"
"NoActivateHandler"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec\application]
@="Folders"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec\ifexec]
@="[]"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec\topic]
@="AppProperties"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\command]
@=hex(2):25,53,79,73,74,65,6d,52,6f,6f,74,25,5c,45,78,70,6c,6f,72,65,72,2e,65,\
  78,65,20,2f,65,2c,2f,69,64,6c,69,73,74,2c,25,49,2c,25,4c,00

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec]
@="[ExploreFolder(\"%l\", %I, %S)]"
"NoActivateHandler"=""

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec\application]
@="Folders"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec\ifexec]
@="[]"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec\topic]
@="AppProperties"
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Hope this helps...

\\madduck
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by:rboling
ID: 1778191
Great fix.  Great response. Thanks to all!
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