1. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       09 Jul 2016 #1

    Default Folder Context Action


    When I right-click on any folder, the default action is currently CMD. It used to be OPEN and that is what I want to restore it to, so that when I double-click on the folder, the folder is opened. How do I do this? I have done a bit of a Google search, but most articles deal with adding new items to the context menu, not restoring the default item on the existing context menu. Thanks.
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  2. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 1,844
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1607 Build 14393.693
       13 Jul 2016 #2

    Hello NZChrisF,

    Welcome to TenForums

    You can restore these default actions by following option 2 in the tutorial below for the Folder settings:

    Default File Type Associations - Restore in Windows 10
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  3. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       19 Jul 2016 #3

    Default File Type Associations - Restore in Windows 10


    philc43 said: View Post
    Hello NZChrisF,

    Welcome to TenForums

    You can restore these default actions by following option 2 in the tutorial below for the Folder settings:

    Default File Type Associations - Restore in Windows 10
    This has not worked. I even tried option 1 to reset all DefaultApp settings. Nothing has changed.
    Here is what I see when I right-click on a folder...
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    Any suggestions?
    - Chris

    *** ADDED LATER ***

    I found the fix by Googling with slightly different wording for the problem...

    Right-click Start, click Command Prompt (Admin)
    Type the following command:
    reg add HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell /ve /d "none" /f
    Press ENTER.

    Thie above has fixed the problem and turned the context menu to normal!
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  4. Joined : Nov 2015
    Posts : 1,844
    64bit Win 10 Pro ver 1607 Build 14393.693
       19 Jul 2016 #4

    Thanks for reporting back on how you fixed it. Please mark the thread as solved.

    Option 1 should have included that fix for the Directory entries so I am surprised it did not work - I'll look into that if I get time.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
       19 Jul 2016 #5

    philc43 said: View Post
    Thanks for reporting back on how you fixed it. Please mark the thread as solved.

    Option 1 should have included that fix for the Directory entries so I am surprised it did not work - I'll look into that if I get time.
    How do I mark the thread as solved?
    Don't worry - I found it!
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