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Double Click opens search instead of folder

When you Double-Click on either the My Computer icon on your desktop, or on a disk or folder through Windows Explorer, you get the Windows Search icon instead of the window you were trying to open.

Most of the time this can be fixed with the following command:

regsvr32 /i shell32.dll

I am told that another problem with the same symptoms can be fixed by changing the Default entry in the registry under HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell to 'none' (obviously without any quote marks).

You may need to reboot after this, but double-click should work again.

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