Weirdness with File Types, Icons, and Actions
Posted 09 January 2009 - 05:32 PM
Posted 09 January 2009 - 06:31 PM
Check these values.
HKCR\Directory\Shell\Open Should be Default REG_SZ (value not set)
HKCR\Directory\Shell\open\command Default REG_SZ C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe "%1" (space between the exe and "%)
Back in your first post, you did a workaround linking open to explorer.exe. I'm thinking you didn't add the "%1" and that's what's wrong.
Posted 09 January 2009 - 06:43 PM
Posted 09 January 2009 - 06:43 PM
Posted 09 January 2009 - 06:56 PM
Quick way to find out would be to run the Folder reg fix from the site. Won't hurt and will eliminate that.
Posted 10 January 2009 - 11:59 AM
This is a shot-in-the-dark.
Folder Options>File types>File Folder>Advanced.
Highlight Open and click Remove, leaving only Find as an Action (make sure it's not bold indicating default).
OK and see if there's a difference.
If not, check the Directory\shell key and set the value to NONE and see if it works.
If not, recreate the Open action and try again.
If still wrong, click the Edit button and check what's on the edit window for Open.
It should be:
Application used to perform action: C:\WINDOWS\explorer.exe "%1"
Check mark by Use DDE.
If it's correct, go to the Directory\shell key and make sure the value is NONE.
Posted 10 January 2009 - 01:18 PM
Posted 10 January 2009 - 01:52 PM
Doh!!! Forgot that's the default. Go to the Directory key and change the Edit Flags D-word value to 2. That will activate the buttons.
Edit and Remove buttons are disabled on Drive, File folder and Folder
I'll download them and go through them. I'll compare it to mine and see if anything pops. If you haven't already done the Folder, hold off till I look it over(check that Folder/shell has open for the value), but go ahead and try doing the File types edit from my last post.
I think the registry fixes on that guy's site did the folder sidebar thing.
Posted 10 January 2009 - 06:08 PM
Edited by IntoTheForge, 10 January 2009 - 06:10 PM.
Posted 10 January 2009 - 08:18 PM
The only difference (except for the stuff I've done, context menus and such) is the Folder\shell has a value of open on mine. That's because I have Open as the default action for Folder.
The Directory reg on the other hand has a difference. There's no shell\open. Other than that, it looks good.
So when you remove open from the Folder Options>File Types tab>File Folder edit, check the Directory\shell key and if open is still a subkey, delete it so only the find subkey remains. The value of the shell key itself is likely Find. To remove Find as Default, change the value of the shell key to NONE.
When you're done, the File Folder window will only have Find as an action (but not set as default) and the Directory\shell key will only have Find as a subkey.
Give it a try to see if the folders open right.
If not, create the new action open as I said in post #21.
Posted 12 January 2009 - 01:24 PM
HKCR wasn't the only root key edited by those fixes, if memory serves...
Posted 12 January 2009 - 02:47 PM
Go to HKCR\Directory\shell\find and delete the Find key.
Try your folders and see if they will work the way you want.
If that clears up the problem, I'll send you a reg to put the action back with the correct values.
Posted 12 January 2009 - 03:55 PM
It wasn't the reg fixes from Doug. You got caught with the dreaded Windows "How dare you try to change what we decided was right" bug.
Posted 12 January 2009 - 06:19 PM
Now Win+E and Drives are doing it. should I get rid of that find thing on Drive?
Edit: I changed HKCR\Drive\shell - (Default) to Open and copied the open command from Folder and Drives open up correctly. the only thing left is to try and figure out why Win+E opens in the mode I've been trying rid myself of. I hope I never see the folder sidebar again. What command is Win+E even executing in the first place?
WHAT WE HAVE HERE MICROSOFT IS A FAILURE TO COMMUNICATE.
Edited by IntoTheForge, 12 January 2009 - 06:29 PM.
Posted 12 January 2009 - 06:32 PM
If that's correct, check the HKCR\Drive\shell to be sure the value is none.
Win+E does open in Explorer mode.
Edit: Just went through my reg file for Drive and open wasn't a listed action and the default is none.
I see on yours open is an action but your default was set to explore, so if changing it to open works, quit while you're ahead. Like I said, Win+E will open in full explorer mode with the sidebar and it's supposed to so don't try to change it.
Edited by Throoper, 12 January 2009 - 06:57 PM.
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