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Object Default double-click action changed... how do you change it?

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I was using my computer one day (as I do every day) and I double clicked on my C drive icon. instead of opening it went to the search window. I right clicked it and search was the default action (in bold) I don't know how this happened... but it happens with other drives to. including flash.
please help thanks.
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Hi vogarth!

Please right-click the following LINK, choose SAVE LINK AS or SAVE TARGET AS, and save it somewhere on your computer where you will remember where it is located. Then find the file on your computer and double-click it to run it. (Depending on the security software installed on your computer, you may receive a warning when attemping to run this type of file. Click YES to any warnings so that the file will be able to run.). When it is finished you will received the confirmation: Folders will now open when double clicked. Try opening a drive and see what happens.

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Hi I have the same problem on my XP. I thought my 7 year old son changed some settings, but I didn't find in Windows the possibility to set "Open" as default action for double-click.

Can somebody explain why this happens? Is the fix working?
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