C-Drive properties brought up Windows info dialog twice, then stopped?


  1. Posts : 24
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    C-Drive properties brought up Windows info dialog twice, then stopped?


    Hey folks...

    This is for Windows 10 Pro x64 / 20H2

    SoI right-clicked my C drive from Explorer to bring up the context menu, and clicked "Properties", as I wanted to remove old temp files.

    For some strange reason, it didn't bring up the usual drive properties dialog, but instead the Windows info dialog (version of windows, links to system settings, etc).

    That was weird, so I closed it and did it again, and it once again brought up the Windows info dialog.

    I closed it once more, and did it again, and this third time, it brought up the usual drive properties dialog.

    Now, I'm a bit tired, so I MIGHT have done something else the first two times, but I can't think of anything I would have clicked on that would have brought up the Windows info dialog. I can bring it up by bringing up the properties of "This PC", but in that context, it brings up the list of settings categories on the left panel, and the Windows info on the right side. When the dialog came up the first two times, it looked like the old Windows info dialog, without the settings panel on the left.

    Has anyone seen this happen before? First time for me, and it was pretty bizarre, especially since the behavior wasn't consistent, and went away after two tries.

    - Tim
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 20H2
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    If your pointer is not exactly on the drive Icon in Explorer like any opens space in that window, when you right click and choose Properties, it will bring up the System Properties window. The drive icon has to be Highlighted when you right click it and choose Properties to get the C: drive Properties window
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  3. Posts : 24
    Windows 10
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    spunk said:
    If your pointer is not exactly on the drive Icon in Explorer like any opens space in that window, when you right click and choose Properties, it will bring up the System Properties window. The drive icon has to be Highlighted when you right click it and choose Properties to get the C: drive Properties window
    Ha! You're right - d'oh! I must've been off by a couple of pixels when I thought I was clicking on the drive name.

    Oh well, I learned something.

    - Tim
      My Computer


 

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