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File folders on desktop will not open


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bill4w

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Windows XP home
I have a few folders on my desktop that contain multiple other files.
Whenever I click on the main folder to open it, nothing happens. As a result, I am unable to access any of those files.
This just happened several days ago.
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Whenever I click

You mean double-click right?
Try right clicking on the folder and selecting "Open" or "Explore"
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Tried right-clicking on "Open" and/or "Explore", and nothing happens. My PC will then freeze up.
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Can you go to Start -> My Computer?
The folders in your desktop will be located on C:\Documents and Settings\"User name"\Desktop
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I play around all day with my problems, and, lo and behold, I don't know why, but most of the problems are solved.
Thanks for your concern and feedback.
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Good Job! :)
Can you post what exactly you did to solve your problem?
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I wish I knew. I have absolutely no idea how the problems cleared up.
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usually a reboot will fix those kind of problems...
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I see now. :)
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