1.    19 Apr 2016 #1
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    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
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    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.
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  3.    19 Apr 2016 #3
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    I already tried this and it didnt work :-/
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  4.    19 Apr 2016 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 11,133
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    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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  5.    19 Apr 2016 #5
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    windows 10 Home threshold2

    Quote Originally Posted by SlowLee 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.
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  6.    19 Apr 2016 #6
    Join Date : Apr 2016
    Posts : 3
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    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina 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
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