Cannot open folders in the same window

I've always set my Windows 98 to open sub-folders in the same window as the parent folder. However Windows now refuses to do this. I've checked the settings in "Show folder alternatives" and they are correct. Any help would be very much appreciated.

Thanks/CGA
cga1Asked:
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jatcanCommented:
One more thing, someone here at work said that he had the same problem and he REMOVED the check from Launch new windows in a seperate process.

If the check is there remove it, aply changes, test. If the check is NOT there, check it, apply, test.

It seems that when you change these settings, windows reapplies them and your original "open in same window" options are repaired and/or re-applied.
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SysExpertCommented:
Open my computer,, and choose the folder options from the menu. Set it for Classic windws and go over the options.

If this does not work then you can roll back the registry to a date when everything was OK.
From a DOS prompt use

You may try doing a scanreg /fix from a DOS prompt.
Scanreg /opt  also.


You may try doing a scanreg /restore from a DOS prompt to go to an earlier registry.

I hope this helps !
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mousmasterbobCommented:
You can also try
Double click my computer,View, folder options,View tab,Restore Defaults, Click OK
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cga1Author Commented:
Tried all of the above, did not work. Roll back of registry did not work either, just says "faliled".
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ridCommented:
Suggestion:
1) Delete all temporary junk (e.g. Temporary Internet Files)
2) Close all running apps except Systray and Explorer
3) Run Scandisk (thorough) and defrag.
4) Do a virus scan
If problem persists, run sfc.

See if this helps
Regards
/RID
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SysExpertCommented:
It sounds like a corrupted registry.

From A real DOS prompt try

scanreg /fix

scanreg /opt

and if that does not help see:
registry cleaner regclean and others registry repair tools
http://www.easydesksoftware.com/

Commercial - http://www.rosecitysoftware.com/Reg1Aid/
Norton and Ontrack also have good regcleaners !

I hope this helps !
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jatcanCommented:
There is no such thing as a GOOD reg cleaner. just my humble opinion.
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jatcanCommented:
Before doing all the registry stuff, try this, go to the "tools menu" at the top of My Computer window or explorer window; click folder options. Click the view tab, put a check next to launch folders in a seperate process.

You wrote:

I've checked the settings in "Show folder alternatives" and they are correct.


Can you please tell me where you found these settings?

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cga1Author Commented:
Jatcan: This is the problem with having a non-english windows version. You have to try to tranlate all the menus and stuff to english an sometimes you don't get it right. Anyhow we are both talking about the same option.
To all you others, I've tried a bunch of reg.cleaners/fixers including windows own scanreg to no avail. I've also ran scandisk.
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jatcanCommented:
OK-what version of windows is it? I work in a call center. I may be able to locate someone who speaks the language in question and get them to post here in that language.
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