A week ago I opened up My Computer to go exploring my second hard drive. However, when I double-clicked the drive to open it, the Windows Search function started up and opened a new window. When I right-click either drive, the Search option is the default. This is really annoying. Many times I forget about this issue and double-click, only to have the computer slow down a bit and open a new box for the search. Is there a way to modify the default option for a double-click?
According to Microsoft, this can start happening if you’ve recently edited the file-type dialog box for Drives or Folders. There are two ways of fixing this: According to Knowledge Base article 321186 (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/321186/en-us), which discusses this problem, it can be done with a registry edit. Open regedt32.exe, and go to HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell, hit Modify in the Edit menu, then type “none” (sans quotes) in the Value Data box and click OK. Others on the web say it can be solved by entering regsvr32 /i shell32.dll in the Run command in your Start menu.
Double-clicking a drive brings up a search box? There's a registry for that!
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