Double clicking a folder opens Search Companion

One of the forum members on http://groups.msn.com/NTarabia posted a problem on NTarabia with a strange issue and I thought to share that here.


Question: “When I double click any folder instead of opening the folder its going for the Search Option”


Answer:


You have the following options;

1. Run this command from command prompt
regsvr32 /i shell32.dll and do a Reboot. This should fix the search companion.

2. The other option is – Click Start, Run and enter REGEDIT and Navigate to:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Shell
Set the Default value to “none” without the quotes. To do this, double click where it says Default. If you want to do this automatically, then take a look at my script as attached on http://www.msnusers.com/NTarabia/Documents/PPT%20Slides%2FFIX%5FSearchCompanion%20%28zipped%29%20Folder.zip

Files: Fix_SearchCompanion_DIR.reg & Fix_SearchCompanion_DRIVE.reg. Run the files from the command prompt and restart your machine.

3. Also, take a look at a detailed solution offered by one of the MVP’s on http://windowsxp.mvps.org/searchwindow.htm

4. Last but not least, I also found an article on Microsoft;
Search Companion Starts If You Double-Click a Folder
http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=321186

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