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Saturday, March 14, 2009

Bring back "OPEN" option in the drive menu

  • Open Folder Options and go to File Types tab.
  • From there, select Drive as File Type.
  • Now click on the Advanced button at the bottom right.
  • Edit File Type box will appear now, click on New button.
  • Now in the New Action window that just popped open, type abc in the Action box and below it in the Application used to perform this action box, browse and give path of any .exe file of your choice. I prefer that you browse to \Windows\ and give path of explorer.exe from there.
  • Now click on OK and the new action named abc will appear in the Actions list in the Edit File Type window.
  • Click on it to select it and then click on Set Default button on the right.
  • Now keep hitting OK on all the windows till the Folder Options window is closed.
  • Once you have done these above steps, go to start->run and type regedit and hit OK.
  • In the registry editor, navigate to the key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Drive\Shell and there you will find a sub-key named abc. Simply right click on it and click DELETE!
  • All done, now your drives will open normally.



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