Windows 10: default folder explorer.exe

  1.    19 Apr 2016 #1

    default folder explorer.exe


    Hi,
    I have a problem on windows 10... sudenly there was a change to the default program that opens folders from explorer.exe to cmd. So if I doubleclick a folder it says there is no program assigned to it and doesnt open. Still if I rightclick and click open it opens no problem. How can I make explorer.exe open folder as default again?
    Thanks.
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  2.    19 Apr 2016 #2

    Hi, if you have no restore points or disk images to back up your system so you can recover without technical help, please try this
    Default File Type Associations - Restore in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    and find 'Folder'

    Follow the instructions and post back the result. Good luck!
    Last edited by dalchina; 19 Apr 2016 at 09:35.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    19 Apr 2016 #3

    I already tried this and it didnt work :-/
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  4.    19 Apr 2016 #4

    Ok, good, is there anything else you've tried?

    Technical fixes here.
    Windows 7 Double Click on Folder opens Command prompt
    Granted, these are for Win 7, but I'd guess these should be applicable.
    Therefore, before you try this, make sure
    - System Restore is enabled
    - set a manual restore point.

    Another option (I can't tell you if it's any different to what you've tried, of course) but useful to know:
    Tweaking.com's Repair tool.

    Cautious, helps you back up before a repair, select only the repair you need. (Folder assocation)
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       19 Apr 2016 #5

    SlowLee said: View Post
    Hi,
    I have a problem on windows 10... sudenly there was a change to the default program that opens folders from explorer.exe to cmd. So if I doubleclick a folder it says there is no program assigned to it and doesnt open. Still if I rightclick and click open it opens no problem. How can I make explorer.exe open folder as default again?
    Thanks.
    Just in case. Please check the following settings..............
    Open File Explorer Options > General tab .
    Under Click items as follows heading, is there a dot at Double click to open an item ?
    If not, dot it > OK when done.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    19 Apr 2016 #6

    dalchina said: View Post
    Ok, good, is there anything else you've tried?

    Technical fixes here.
    Windows 7 Double Click on Folder opens Command prompt
    Granted, these are for Win 7, but I'd guess these should be applicable.
    Therefore, before you try this, make sure
    - System Restore is enabled
    - set a manual restore point.

    Another option (I can't tell you if it's any different to what you've tried, of course) but useful to know:
    Tweaking.com's Repair tool.

    Cautious, helps you back up before a repair, select only the repair you need. (Folder assocation)
    Thank you that windows 7 types really helped. So if someone else have this problem: Just go to regedit andin HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory delete folders with "cmd" name
    or just call your friend with same system and get his Directory regs.


    Thank you for help dalchina
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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