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beautron

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hi there folks. my first post here. ok after learnin how to clean my system well n make it more secure n fast, i got the bug n decided to change the look of my system, usin uxtheme.dll patch, adding in a few themes n then usin an icon changing utility to put the finishing touches.
subsequently got a few probs, ie desktop shortcuts dissapearing,only to reapear after a log off. i then decided [bleep] this im freeing up me resourses again, so took off the theme n icons. now nomatter what i do my xp folders open in new windows.
ive used the folder options,
ive logged on in safe mode(w/ networking) as admin n tried too.
i found a reg key n dword value at kellyscorner to always open windows in same window, but it hasnt changed a thing.
totally puzzled.
can anyone shed some light on this very dark issue.
thanks, beautron
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Just so we are starting from the same place

close everything, open MY COMPUTER, choose TOOLS > FOLDER OPTIONS, then click the RESTORE DEFAULTs button
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im in an internet cafe at the mo.ill post u when i get mack to me lappo at home.
thanks for replyin.
ciao
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hi again gerryf,
sorry about the delay, i wont go into the details, so here i am.
ok ive clicked the restore defaults button in folder options.
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..and, does explorer open in new windows or the same

(and we are talking about EXPLORER, and not internet explorer, right?
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ok.yeah were talkin bout windows explorer, not internet explorer.
just a note too...i couldnt get to the folder options thru mycomputer, i went to control panel,folderoptions, restore defaultss.
ok, still openin in new windows. hmmm
smashin site this. youve taught me loads about cleanin n securin me pc. i had some hard to get malware on me system, went in head first attackin it all, did a bit o damage, and only then did i see ur tutorial for cleanin. worked feckin treat. im here for life now. respect. :tazz:
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ok i sorted it. i found a reg entery at http://windowsxp.mvp...olderwindow.reg
merged it into the registry and all is well.
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