Windows 10: How do I solve an issue where File Explorer windows open twice? Solved

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  1. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
       11 Jun 2016 #1

    How do I solve an issue where File Explorer windows open twice?


    Hi there!

    So, diving straight in:
    The situation:
    When I double click (or click once and press Enter) a folder, it opens twice. This happens most of the time. Here's a video showing this behaviour.




    Before you answer:
    The issue is not coming from how I've set up File Explorer. Under "Browse folders" I haven't checked the option "Open each folder in its own window", so that's not the cause. Not only that, but I also haven't checked the option "Launch folder windows in a separate process".

    However, there is one strange thing I've noticed. Whenever I browse specific folders (those affected by the double-window plague), I see that a new shortcut is created on the left of the window. Here's a screenshot. This shortcut is exactly the same as the one under "This PC", according to their Properties. Both have the same location, name and size. However, what's not identical is the behaviour - if the folder is under "This PC", it will not open twice. If it is, the opposite will happen.

    OS: Windows 10 Pro 64 bit, upgraded from Windows 7.


    Thanks in advance for your answers!
    Last edited by Brink; 11 Jun 2016 at 18:33. Reason: Embedded video
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  2. Posts : 2,028
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       11 Jun 2016 #2

    From the video, You have it set to single click to open the file explorer. Set it back to double click:
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  3. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       11 Jun 2016 #3

    topgundcp said: View Post
    From the video, You have it set to single click to open the file explorer. Set it back to double click:
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    Hi, thanks for the quick response!

    I don't have it set to Single Click. It is on Double Click.
    As mentioned, this happens only with select folders.


    Is there anything else you could have me try?
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  4. Posts : 2,028
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       12 Jun 2016 #4

    On each tab from the screen shot, click on "Restore Defaults" to see if it helps.
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  5. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       12 Jun 2016 #5

    topgundcp said: View Post
    On each tab from the screen shot, click on "Restore Defaults" to see if it helps.
    Hi! Tried it before, didn't work. Tried again. Didn't work either. Anything else? Bring on the artillery!
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  6. Posts : 2,028
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64
       12 Jun 2016 #6

    Open Admin command prompt. Copy and paste the line below then run. It will take a while so please be patient.

    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup&dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth&sfc /scannow&pause
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  7. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       12 Jun 2016 #7

    topgundcp said: View Post
    Open Admin command prompt. Copy and paste the line below then run. It will take a while so please be patient.

    Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup&dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth&sfc /scannow&pause
    Didn't find any component store corruptions.


    Also, just to let you know, I came upon a post on Adobe Forums indicating that PhotoShop (which I already uninstalled) could be causing the issue. Is there a way to completely clean out the mess PS created? Thanks!

    https://forums.adobe.com/message/8200779#8200779
    The problem is that I already did delete and re-create that registry key.
    Last edited by Tjeros; 12 Jun 2016 at 04:25. Reason: Forgot to include the link to Forum.
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  8. Posts : 13
    Windows 10 Pro 64bit
    Thread Starter
       12 Jun 2016 #8

    Issue is now resolved. Thanks for being part of the journey to solving it!
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  9. Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       12 Jun 2016 #9

    See if turning off Folder options > View > Use checkboxes to select changes the issue.
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  10. Posts : 4,860
    Windows 10 Pro X64 15063.138
       12 Jun 2016 #10

    Tjeros said: View Post
    Issue is now resolved. Thanks for being part of the journey to solving it!
    What was the resolution?
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