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Cyndiotta
2004-12-06, 11:42 AM
:( ....I uninstalled Nero.......and now when I enter My computer, local disk (C). My music... a search result screen appears instead of the contents in My Music. Its driving me out of my mind!!! It will open if I hit open but I can't get at the files when I try to burn !! I'm figuring that this file is now associated with a different file type ? Does anyone have a clue what I should change in the registered file type menu to get back my setting? I tried restore system and default settings but no go ! I really hope one of you lil computer genius's can help me......I barely have any hair left on my head !! I have windows xp SP2 if that helps. Thanks in advance if you have any ideas

Cyndiotta
2004-12-06, 12:05 PM
Every folder is behaving this way.....can't double click to retrieve sub folders/files. PHOOEY !!!!

SpankSinatra
2004-12-06, 12:14 PM
Every folder is behaving this way.....can't double click to retrieve sub folders/files. PHOOEY !!!!


restart your computer?

Cyndiotta
2004-12-06, 12:55 PM
Unfortunately thats the first action I tried Brian...thanks for trying to help me . What bloody app opens friggin folders......it looks like IE is opening it if the search companion is what pops up. Hmmmmmm back to the search engines !!

SpankSinatra
2004-12-06, 12:57 PM
Unfortunately thats the first action I tried Brian...thanks for trying to help me . What bloody app opens friggin folders......it looks like IE is opening it if the search companion is what pops up. Hmmmmmm back to the search engines !!

windows explorer? which i guess is IE is usually what program they use to view folders

Hottiemagnet
2004-12-06, 01:01 PM
Hope i explain this right in my Dutch English.

If you try to play 'something' in Windows Media Player ? Or install Windows Media Player again ? Maybe the music files will change then ? When i installed a new WMP in Windows 98 (sorry ! :))the music files usually changed too.....

Cyndiotta
2004-12-06, 01:22 PM
windows explorer? which i guess is IE is usually what program they use to view folders


sorry Brian..I meant windows explorer "search" is what the default app seems to be


Pieter EVERY folder is behaving this way not just music ones...even program files opens by default with search companion but I may have to try that if I can't find the file extension that has been changed thankyou for the suggestion

http://delltech.150m.com/XP/exploring/7.htm#4

I'm plowing through this at the moment for a solution...my head hurts
:lol: :lol:

feralicious
2004-12-06, 01:28 PM
First of all look and see if there's still a folder for Nero (Ahead) anywhere in your Programs folder. If so then manually delete what's left. Sometimes programs don't get rid of everything when they uninstall. If there was anything for you to get rid of see if that did it.

If not, try going to the pull down menu: tools > folder options
Then go to the File Types tab.

This lets you associate files/folders with different types so that may help. Nero probably made them associate a certain way but you should be able to change it back.
Go to the File Types tab, and then into advancced. For my File Folder the Actions listed are:
Enque in foobar2000
Play in foobar2000
Browse with ACDSee
find
Generate MD5 Signatures

See what yours says. Maybe it's telling them to open with search. IF so delete that action.

If you can get to the individual files, right click on them and check properties (at bottom of list). You can change the program that file is associated with there. You just need to change one file then it will set all of that type of file.

Hope this does it.

Hottiemagnet
2004-12-06, 01:34 PM
Have you done a "Clean" Uninstall, using all the Nero tools especially the registry cleaner ?
To get Nero to work right it has to have 100% of the program removed then rebooted then installed

Found this somewhere.....

Beleaguered
2004-12-06, 01:35 PM
This sounds like your problem
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;321186&Product=winxp

feralicious
2004-12-06, 01:35 PM
Also, right click on your My Music folder and go to properties. Does it have 2 or 3 tabs? Mine has only 2, General and Sharing. But other folders have a third one, Customize. If it has that look in there and see what kind of folder it is. Not sre about this, but it can't hurt to have a little looksee...

feralicious
2004-12-06, 01:40 PM
This sounds like your problem
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;321186&Product=winxp
Yay, that's it! Good job. And it was the file type association as I thought. God I love problem solving. It's so fun! Especially when it's someone else's problem. :D

Cyndiotta
2004-12-06, 01:47 PM
Also, right click on your My Music folder and go to properties. Does it have 2 or 3 tabs? Mine has only 2, General and Sharing. But other folders have a third one, Customize. If it has that look in there and see what kind of folder it is. Not sre about this, but it can't hurt to have a little looksee...

LOL just tried that one Nina and like u only have 2 tabs..I was getting excited for a minute because it was going to tell me what it opens with . I'm going to try a few more things ..I'm scared to look in Beleagues link hahahaha Thanks again guys and gals

http://delltech.150m.com/XP/exploring/2.htm#1

feralicious
2004-12-06, 01:49 PM
Don't be scared it's simple. It's telling you to do the other thing I listed. The going to the Tools > Folder Options. All you do is go there and then it should be fixed. Simple simple. Now get rid of that other link you keep posting whatever that is!!!

Edit: Actually it says you then have to go to your registry... Here's the text since you're chicken! :P
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CAUSE
This problem occurs when you open the Edit File Type dialog box for the Drive or File Folder registered file types. For example, this problem occurs for folders if you complete the following procedure:

1.
Open the folder, and then click Folder Options on the Tools menu.

2.
Click File Folder in the Register file types list, and then click Advanced.

3.
After you perform this procedure, the None setting is removed from the value data for the Default string value in the following registry key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
NOTE: This problem occurs even if you do not create a new action, edit existing actions, or change the default action in the Edit File Type dialog box.

RESOLUTION
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To resolve this problem, edit the registry to set the value data for the Default string value in the registry keys that are described in the "Cause" section of this article to none:

1.
Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).

2.
Locate and then click the Default value under the following keys in the registry if this problem occurs with folders:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
If this problem occurs with drives:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell

3.
Click Modify on the Edit menu.

4.
Type none in the Value data box, and then click OK.

5.
Quit Registry Editor.

Cyndiotta
2004-12-06, 01:52 PM
This sounds like your problem
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;321186&Product=winxp




POOOOOOOP..... That blows !!! I'm not even going to attempt that !! Thanks for finding that Beleaguered......I'll be taking her to the computer doctor for the correct operation..I 've done enough damage lolol

feralicious
2004-12-06, 01:54 PM
Before you go into your registry you may want to try setting the Folder Type Actions to Default first. That may do it.

Cyndiotta
2004-12-06, 01:55 PM
Don't be scared it's simple. It's telling you to do the other thing I listed. The going to the Tools > Folder Options. All you do is go there and then it should be fixed. Simple simple. Now get rid of that other link you keep posting whatever that is!!!

Edit: Actually it says you then have to go to your registry... Here's the text since you're chicken! :P
------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
CAUSE
This problem occurs when you open the Edit File Type dialog box for the Drive or File Folder registered file types. For example, this problem occurs for folders if you complete the following procedure:

1.
Open the folder, and then click Folder Options on the Tools menu.

2.
Click File Folder in the Register file types list, and then click Advanced.

3.
After you perform this procedure, the None setting is removed from the value data for the Default string value in the following registry key:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
NOTE: This problem occurs even if you do not create a new action, edit existing actions, or change the default action in the Edit File Type dialog box.

RESOLUTION
WARNING: If you use Registry Editor incorrectly, you may cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. Microsoft cannot guarantee that you can solve problems that result from using Registry Editor incorrectly. Use Registry Editor at your own risk.

To resolve this problem, edit the registry to set the value data for the Default string value in the registry keys that are described in the "Cause" section of this article to none:

1.
Start Registry Editor (Regedt32.exe).

2.
Locate and then click the Default value under the following keys in the registry if this problem occurs with folders:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell
If this problem occurs with drives:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\shell

3.
Click Modify on the Edit menu.

4.
Type none in the Value data box, and then click OK.

5.
Quit Registry Editor.





hehehe Nina......u make it look so easy I may attempt it afterall....I'm going out to get a coffee and get rejuvenated. You guys are the best !! Thankx again ! *MUAH

feralicious
2004-12-06, 01:58 PM
POOOOOOOP..... That blows !!! I'm not even going to attempt that !! Thanks for finding that Beleaguered......I'll be taking her to the computer doctor for the correct operation..I 've done enough damage lolol
No... don't pay for that. It's really not that difficult. Really. Just back it up first. So if anything else goes wrong you can put it right back, albeit with your folders messed up.

But it's not that hard. Don't be ascared. :)

feralicious
2004-12-06, 02:09 PM
I just went through the steps they tell you to do and it's super easy. Don't worry you can do it.

Do this first to back up the branch of the registry that you are going to change just in case:
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Backup Just the Part You Need.* You can backup just a portion of the Registry by using the Registry Editor.* In the left-hand pane, navigate to the branch of the Registry that you want to back up.* Right-click the branch, and choose Export.* Enter a name and location that you will remember, and then click Save.* To restore that branch of the Registry, all you need to do is double-click on the file that you just saved, and the information will automatically be put back in the original location.*

Rider
2004-12-06, 04:13 PM
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=when+I+click+on+folder+search+opens&spell=1

click on the first link. It took her 10 seconds.

Cyndiotta
2004-12-06, 07:55 PM
http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=when+I+click+on+folder+search+opens&spell=1

click on the first link. It took her 10 seconds.


second link actually ;) Thank u so much Rider it solved my problem in one sec !! Nina I couldn't find HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell.......just
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT.......but Rider came to my rescue and I've been saved !!!

Thanks all...you wouldn't beleive how painful that was not being able to view your files

feralicious
2004-12-06, 09:26 PM
Yay! Glad you took the plunge. Just think what someone would've charged you just for that. :)