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Sleepwalker

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Hi - I'm a newbie - and I need help.

Recently (I suspect since a Windows update), when I click on a folder (eg C:), the system treats the folder like an unknown file and offers the usual menu of programs to open it. I can get to the various drives through the My Documents shortcut. Anyone know why and what I can do?

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try thisit will restore default file associations
and it won't harm your computer
this is for winXP

http://www.dougknox....p_fileassoc.zip

Edited by cmpm, 12 April 2008 - 05:37 PM.

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Hi cmpm

I downloaded and extracted the file into a subdirectory in the Program files directory - a DOS file ran very quickly and the desktop icons seemed to shudder but no change to the original problem - did I do anything wrong?

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Edited by Sleepwalker, 13 April 2008 - 12:03 PM.

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No you didn't do anything wrong.
That just didn't fix the problem, unfortunately.

Open "My Computer"
Click on 'Tools'.
Folder Options.
Then click "restore Defaults"

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Edited by cmpm, 13 April 2008 - 12:15 PM.

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Please see edit I missed a step.
It's
tools
then folder options
then restore defaults

sorry 'bout that....
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Tried restoring defaults and then restarted the computer - still no success and all my files are converted to WordPad or rtf HELP HELP


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Edited by Sleepwalker, 13 April 2008 - 01:08 PM.

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I'm out of possibilities.
Perhaps someone else has more.

What do these look like?

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The same or different/
Here's a screenshot program if you need one.
Just download it to your desktop.
No install required.

http://www.nicekit.c...ee-snapshot.htm

Just the snapashot, not the pro.
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