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  1.    11 Jun 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Riga
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    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.    11 Jun 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
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    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.    11 Jun 2016 #3
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    Riga
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp 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.    12 Jun 2016 #4
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    On each tab from the screen shot, click on "Restore Defaults" to see if it helps.
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  5.    12 Jun 2016 #5
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    Riga
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp 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.    12 Jun 2016 #6
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    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.    12 Jun 2016 #7
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    Riga
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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp 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.    12 Jun 2016 #8
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    Riga
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    Issue is now resolved. Thanks for being part of the journey to solving it!
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  9.    12 Jun 2016 #9
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    See if turning off Folder options > View > Use checkboxes to select changes the issue.
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  10.    12 Jun 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tjeros View Post
    Issue is now resolved. Thanks for being part of the journey to solving it!
    What was the resolution?
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