Folder Open screwed up
I've created a mess, but I don't know how it happened so I can't fix
it. All I wanted to do was to change the default folder icon. In
Folder Options | File Types I had (still have) two entries, one is
called "Folder" and the other "File Folder". For Folder the "Change
Icon" button is grayed out, so I changed the icon for File Folder.
The new icon shows up in the list, but it did nothing for the folders
on my desktop or anywhere else. Question: what the heck is the
difference between Folder and File Folder?
I can live with that, but it also had a not wanted effect. Now VLC
Media Player tried to open all folders when I double clicked on them
or hit enter. Not so great. Browsing folders from a program, like
Notetab's File Open dialog works as it should as does right-clicking
on a folder and choosing Open or Explore from the context menu.
Hard to google, find mostly how to open a whole folder in a program,
but I found this on MetaFilter.
No luck with that either. Both the default action in Folder Options
and the registry entries already were as they should. Then I turned
to VLC. Seems they have removed file associations from Options and
that dialogue is only available during setup - how clever is that? So
I uninstalled VLC. There! Uh, no. Now another media player tries to
open folders. I have a feeling I could be uninstalling programs till
doomsday or until I don't have any programs left, whatever comes
first. There must be a better way.
Any ideas? Oh, I'm on Windows XP Home.
- I wrote:
>Both the default action in Folder OptionsActually, the default action is OK for Folder. For File Folder (the
>and the registry entries already were as they should.
one I changed icon for although it didn't take) the expected options
For Folder I have these.
command prompt (added by me)
... and some others I've added
For File Folder I have these.
add to send to menu
... a number of program specific commands
Seems the Windows commands are split over those two entries???
- I wrote:
>I wrote:How come you your IQ goes up with at least 50% as soon as you ask a
> >Both the default action in Folder Options
> >and the registry entries already were as they should.
>Actually, the default action is OK for Folder. For File Folder (the
>one I changed icon for although it didn't take) the expected options
>For Folder I have these.
>command prompt (added by me)
>... and some others I've added
>For File Folder I have these.
>add to send to menu
>... a number of program specific commands
>Seems the Windows commands are split over those two entries???
I added the Explore comand executed by explorer.exe for File Folder.
Now the folders open normally (touch wood!) when double clicking. I
still don't get what's up with those two folder types and why the
commands are split between them though.