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Selecting a drive in My Computer opens the Find window

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256986 ( ) Description of the Microsoft Windows Registry

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When you double-click a drive in My Computer, the Find window may open. If you right-click a drive, the Find command may be the default command.

Note This problem also applies to Microsoft Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003.

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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 issue, use either of the following methods:

Method 1

For Windows 98

  1. Click Start, point to Settings, and then click Folder Options.
  2. On the File Types tab, click Drive, and then click Edit.
  3. If "Find" is in bold, it is the default action. If it is not in bold, click Find and then Set Default.
  4. Click Set Default to remove the default (using the Set Default command on the default action removes the default). Click Apply.

Windows 2000, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003

  1. On the Tools menu in Windows Explorer, click Folder Options.
  2. Click the File Types tab.
  3. Click Drive, and then click Advanced.
  4. If "Find" is bold, it is the default action. If "Find" is not bold, click Find, and then click Set Default.
  5. Click OK for two times.

Method 2

Use Registry Editor to clear the Default value in the following registry key:

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This behavior is by design.

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Keywords: KB226476, kbprb, kbui

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Article Info
Article ID : 226476
Revision : 2
Created on : 11/13/2007
Published on : 11/13/2007
Exists online : False
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