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First things first: WinXP Pro, SP2 fully up to date but system restore is turned off.

Trying to get Windows Explorer to export a directory tree to a text file the other day instead of doing it via command line, I messed something up and can't get it back. In Explorer, this is where I was: Tools >> Folder Options >> File Types >> File Folder >> Advanced

I managed to insert the script that I wanted, but somewhere along the way I made a mistake and set it to Default. Now, whenever I click on an folder in Explorer it runs whatever is set as default. I can "Default" a lot of things (enqueue in Winamp, play in VLC Media Player, Find, etc) but none of them is the simple "Open" command.

I looked around at a couple other things (namely "Folder" and Firefox) in the File Types box, and while they both have Open commands included, I can't "Edit" them to see what kind of command they are running.

Any ideas?? I'm going to lose my mind if I keep starting the Find function in windows when all I really wanted to do was open that subfolder!!

Cheers

ps - A friend recommended checking the registry to verify that this is what I had:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT>Folder>Open>command value is: %SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /idlist,%I,%L
and while it's very similar, what I have right now is:
HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT>Folder>Open>command value is: %SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /e,/idlist,%I,%L
and I don't know if that /e, makes a difference - but don't want to change it until I know.. :rolleyes:
 

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/e is a switch

explorer [/n] [/e] [,root,object] [[,/select],subobject]

/n - Opens Windows Explorer without displaying the Folders bar, the tree structure of the hard drive. Instead, it launches the default view of My Computer.

/e - Opens Windows Explorer displaying the Folders bar on the leftpane.

/root ,object - Opens Windows Explorer to a specific object, such as a folder, without displaying the folders above it. You can also use Global Unique Identifiers with this switch. Dont panic, You 'll get to know them soon

/select, object - Opens Windows Explorer to a specific file or folder that is then highlighted or expanded.
 

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I looked around at a couple other things (namely "Folder" and Firefox) in the File Types box, and while they both have Open commands included, I can't "Edit" them to see what kind of command they are running.
This is "EditFlags" Restriction

Go To Start > Run > HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder
On The Right Pane Double Click on "EditFlags" And Put the Value As 312

Now Go To File Types Tab > Folder > Advanced > Edit Should Be Available
 

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Thanks for the help. Here is the txt output you requested,
Code:
! REG.EXE VERSION 3.0

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder
    <NO NAME>	REG_SZ	Folder
    EditFlags	REG_DWORD	0x3d2
    TileInfo	REG_SZ	prop:Size

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\DefaultIcon
    <NO NAME>	REG_EXPAND_SZ	%SystemRoot%\System32\shell32.dll,3

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore
    BrowserFlags	REG_DWORD	0x22
    ExplorerFlags	REG_DWORD	0x21

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\command
    <NO NAME>	REG_EXPAND_SZ	%SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /e,/idlist,%I,%L

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec
    <NO NAME>	REG_SZ	[ExploreFolder("%l", %I, %S)]
    NoActivateHandler	REG_SZ	

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec\application
    <NO NAME>	REG_SZ	Folders

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec\ifexec
    <NO NAME>	REG_SZ	[]

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore\ddeexec\topic
    <NO NAME>	REG_SZ	AppProperties

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open
    BrowserFlags	REG_DWORD	0x10
    ExplorerFlags	REG_DWORD	0x12

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\command
    <NO NAME>	REG_EXPAND_SZ	%SystemRoot%\Explorer.exe /idlist,%I,%L

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec
    <NO NAME>	REG_SZ	[ViewFolder("%l", %I, %S)]
    NoActivateHandler	REG_SZ	

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec\application
    <NO NAME>	REG_SZ	Folders

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec\ifexec
    <NO NAME>	REG_SZ	[]

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\open\ddeexec\topic
    <NO NAME>	REG_SZ	AppProperties

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers\{0D2E74C4-3C34-11d2-A27E-00C04FC30871}
    <NO NAME>	REG_SZ	

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers\{24F14F01-7B1C-11d1-838f-0000F80461CF}
    <NO NAME>	REG_SZ	

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers\{24F14F02-7B1C-11d1-838f-0000F80461CF}
    <NO NAME>	REG_SZ	

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers\{66742402-F9B9-11D1-A202-0000F81FEDEE}
    <NO NAME>	REG_SZ	

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers\{7D4D6379-F301-4311-BEBA-E26EB0561882}
    <NO NAME>	REG_SZ	NeroDigitalExt.NeroDigitalColumnHandler

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ColumnHandlers\{FED7043D-346A-414D-ACD7-550D052499A7}
    <NO NAME>	REG_SZ	dBpoweramp Column Handler

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\ClamWin
    <NO NAME>	REG_SZ	{65713842-C410-4f44-8383-BFE01A398C90}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\Create ISO Image from directory
    <NO NAME>	REG_SZ	{34F4B935-17DC-4885-8BC9-CCD1ADF42F93}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\PowerISO
    <NO NAME>	REG_SZ	{967B2D40-8B7D-4127-9049-61EA0C2C6DCE}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\WinRAR
    <NO NAME>	REG_SZ	{B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\XXX Groove GFS Context Menu Handler XXX
    <NO NAME>	REG_SZ	{6C467336-8281-4E60-8204-430CED96822D}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers\{EB4D3CFE-E2AA-4C6E-B2FE-2A749F95D208}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\DragDropHandlers

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\DragDropHandlers\NBShellHook
    <NO NAME>	REG_SZ	{EB4D3CFE-E2AA-4C6E-B2FE-2A749F95D208}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\DragDropHandlers\WinRAR
    <NO NAME>	REG_SZ	{B41DB860-8EE4-11D2-9906-E49FADC173CA}

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\DragDropHandlers\{BD472F60-27FA-11cf-B8B4-444553540000}
    <NO NAME>	REG_SZ	

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers
As for changing the value to 312, I made the change but nothing changed -- I'll reboot and edit this post if anything is different. Edit - no change.
 

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In Explorer, Tools >> Folder Options >> File Types tab

In the list of Registered File Types there are two similar things -- Folder and File Folder, the latter of which I screwed up.. :cool:
 

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Cheers for the link Tufenuf, but no luck so far. I downloaded & merged the file into the registry, but still have the Find function popping up every time I double-click on a folder in Explorer's right side..
 
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