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Windows Explorer search instead of open files.

Woodsman-1 asked
Last Modified: 2007-12-19
Hello people,
Well I did it good this time I guess. I received my replacement drive and reinstalled WindowsXP as a fresh install. Everything up to this point was great and up to speed. Well here comes the dumb part and yes I should have known better, but after some major trojan problems I had on the Temp drive I decided to install my virus program first (as usual) then I went to the Microsoft update page and downloaded ALL the Critical updates as well as all the recomended updates. I figured if I did these first I shouldn't have any problems. (right?) Wrong... On my desktop I added a Windows Explorer Icon short cut. Which is some thing I have always done seeing I prefer to use it over the desktop orthe all programs menu. Well here we go... since I loaded all the updates, when I go to Windows Explorer, in the left panal I click on my computer to bring up the C:\ drive or any other for that maters. Then I will normally go to the right panal and click on a file to open it. (pretty straight and simple) except now when I click on a folder to open it I get a search page instead. Now if I want to open a file I have to right click on that file then click explore. I have looked through all the help files that pertain to file options and I come up with a blank. What a good job I did this time.
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