This is a registry problem and VERY easy to fix. Your Directory tree in the registry is just confused.
If you have never worked in the registry before, be warned that you can mess up your machine if you screw up. If you feel uncomfortable working in the registry, get someone else more experienced to do this for you.
Follow these steps EXACTLY
Go to Start\Run
... type in "Regedit" (no quotes)
When the Registry Editor window opens, navigate to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory Right click
on the Directory folder and choose "Export" from the dropdown menu. You will be asked where to save the exported registry file, so just choose your desktop as the destination and name the file Directory or whatever you want. This is a backup just in case you mess something up.
Expand the Directory key by clicking on the plus sign (+) next to it.
When the key expands, you will see a folder called "shell"Left click
on the shell folder so it's highlighted.
On the right side of the Registry Editor window, you will see a registry string named "Default"Right click
on the AB icon and choose modify.
Type in the word "None" or "Explorer" (no quotes)
Exit the Registry Editor.
Now check to see if you folders open as they should. If all is well, delete the saved registry file on your desktop.
Any questions or concerns before doing the above, please post back.
Edited by makai, 06 July 2005 - 11:35 AM.