Windows Explorer is trying to open folders in cmd and I don't know how to fix it! When I double click a folder it brings up a message saying that this file does not have a program associated with it. I've been into Default Programs and can't find anything so I'm stuck for ideas.
The only way to open the folder is by right clicking it and selecting 'open'. The option in bold is 'cmd'.
asked Apr 15 '12 at 07:43
Okay, I did a similar thing over the summer, i'm pretty sure at least its the same thing, you must of had a file with say the name was "file." or "file" instead of "file.exe" So you probably made the default for opening ".[no extension]" something or cmd or what ever, I had to do a system restore to fix this, after i tried 3 hours like a noob, I'm not sure how to easily fix this without a system restore thou, since it makes "." open in that one program.
answered Apr 15 '12 at 08:25
If you've got a restore point from before this started happening that should fix it. If you haven't and you want to avoid a repair/reinstall please do the following so that we can see if there's anything in the registry which would explain it.
Find HKEY CLASSES ROOTDirectory
Right click (in the left panel)> Export
Save the file and open it with notepad. Copy and paste here.
Do the same for HKEY CLASSES ROOTFolder
answered Apr 15 '12 at 10:29