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Mapped Hard drive will not open with explorer

Posted on 2008-06-11
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When i go to my computer and double click on the D Drive it opens a box asking me what program do I want to use to open this file.  This only happens on the D Drive.  The C DRive opens up fine.  If I right click on the D Drive i can use the open option & that woks fine, I can then double click on any folder with the D Drive & that works fine as well.  Why can't I use the double click on the D Drive to open it?

This questions was already answered with the virus solution, however I would like to know if anyone happens to know which virus does this?

Thanks.
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by:DanoliSolutions
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When it asks which program do you want to use,
try choosing  "Windows Explorer", make sure you've selected the checkbox that says "Always use this program to open this file" or something like this and click the OK button.
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by:DanoliSolutions
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Also, check that there isn't an autorun.inf in the root of the mapped folder
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by:krmilkman
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This questions was already answered with the virus solution, however I would like to know if anyone happens to know which virus does this?
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by:andyms56
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hi m8 there are hundreds maybe Even a few thousand virus that can make this happen its just a simple edit of the windows context menu in the registry and bang your open is replaced with open with
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LeeTutor earned 250 total points
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As said above, there are many viruses that can cause this behavior.  See this page where I did an all-site search for the word "autorun.inf":

http://www.viruslist.com/en/find?words=autorun.inf
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by:LeeTutor
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krmilkman, any feedback?
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by:krmilkman
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The answer from LeeTotur was vague, however I accept the solution. I was hoping to find the actual culprut(?) that caused such a thing to begin with, so that I might be able to add it too my knowledge base if I came across it again.

Thanks for all your help.

krmilkman
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