Windows 10: File explorer problem - searching opens new window Solved

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  1.    14 Jan 2016 #1

    File explorer problem - searching opens new window

    Whenever I start to type in the search field, I never get to finish typing because explorer opens a new window right away after the first character.

    EDIT: Also, double clicking folders opens a new window as well.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       14 Jan 2016 #2

    What is the bolded option when you right-click?
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  3.    14 Jan 2016 #3

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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       14 Jan 2016 #4

    But if you click that it opens a new window???

    Try the reg file to reset options for type folder:[1]=File Folder Settings
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  5.    14 Jan 2016 #5

    Yes, double-clicking or using the Open option would open a new window. I reset the file type associations, and that seems to have stopped the searching issue. The opening folders in a new window problem seems to happen mostly to folders that are in Quick Access, but not all of them. I don't get it.
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  6.    14 Jan 2016 #6

    I take it back, the searching problem still exists, but only if I try to search the folder that opened in a new window.

    A new window is also opened for any folder under 'This PC' > 'Desktop'
    This is odd behavior to me, and didn't start until windows updated last night.
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       14 Jan 2016 #7

    I forgot to ask the obvious. Have you checked Folder Options to make sure Open each folder in a new window is NOT checked???

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  8.    14 Jan 2016 #8

    Yes, that was the first thing I looked at, and it isn't and never has been checked. Everything else behaves correctly except for folders in Quick access, and any folder under 'This PC' > 'Desktop' on the left sidebar.

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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       14 Jan 2016 #9

    Also follow the links I posted in this thread -- see if that applies...
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  10.    14 Jan 2016 #10

    Thanks Keith, that was the cause of the issue! Wish there was more than just a temp fix though.
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