When you double-click on a Windows Explorer folder, it does not open in the same window…
When you transfer your files and settings from from your old computer, using the Easy Transfer Wizard to your new Windows 7 computer, you may find that whenever you double-click on a folder, it opens new window.
If you go to Organise –> Folder and Search Options , or Tools –> Folder options… you can set it to “Open each folder in the same window”
However this may not work!!!
Problem: Folders may still open in new windows, even when set to use same window.
Grateful thanks to David Moore for this solution
You must use regsvr32 to re-register the two proxy DLLs, then reboot
- Download RegisterActxprxyAndIeproxy.zip
- Extract the batch file RegisterActxprxyAndIeproxy.cmd
- Run this batch file with administrative privileges (right click on the file and choose Run As Administrator)
- (if you don’t run this as administrator you will get an error message)
- Reboot the computer
The batch file can also be created by copy the following into a text file and saving it as RegisterActxprxyAndIeproxy.cmd
:: 32 bit and 64 bit
IF EXIST “%SystemRoot%System32actxprxy.dll” “%SystemRoot%System32regsvr32.exe” “%SystemRoot%System32actxprxy.dll”
IF EXIST “%ProgramFiles%Internet Explorerieproxy.dll” “%SystemRoot%System32regsvr32.exe” “%ProgramFiles%Internet Explorerieproxy.dll”
:: 64 bit only (32bit on 64 bit)
IF EXIST “%WinDir%SysWOW64actxprxy.dll” “%WinDir%SysWOW64regsvr32.exe” “%WinDir%SysWOW64actxprxy.dll”
IF EXIST “%ProgramFiles(x86)%Internet Explorerieproxy.dll” “%WinDir%SysWOW64regsvr32.exe” “%ProgramFiles(x86)%Internet Explorerieproxy.dll”
If Solution 1 does not work David Moore recommends the following:
Open up a Command Prompt (presumably in Administrator mode) Start > Programs > Accessories > Command Prompt
- Type in sfc /scannow and hit Enter
Create a new user account, and move the documents and settings from the user account which is affected by this problem into the new user account.
This is not an ideal solution – but I used this as a workaround before I discovered David Moore’s solution above.