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John Larronn
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      02-14-2013
Hi,

I am running Windows Vista Premium and I have a folder problem.

I cannot open folders with photos on the desktop. When I double-click on a
folder to open it, I get the message 'Application not found'. But when I
right-click on this folder, I can open it with 'Open' or 'Explore'. I have
also noticed that when I right-click on this folder, 'Compress files' is
bold but 'Open' and 'Explore' are not bold. I have no problems with folders
that contain Word documents.

I have not removed any photo programs. It just happened out of the blue a
few weeks ago. It may be a virus problem that has changed a registry
setting.

Could anyone help me please? Thanks!

John

 
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Gene E. Bloch
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      02-14-2013
On Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:42:09 -0000, John Larronn wrote:

> Hi,
>
> I am running Windows Vista Premium and I have a folder problem.
>
> I cannot open folders with photos on the desktop. When I double-click on a
> folder to open it, I get the message 'Application not found'. But when I
> right-click on this folder, I can open it with 'Open' or 'Explore'. I have
> also noticed that when I right-click on this folder, 'Compress files' is
> bold but 'Open' and 'Explore' are not bold. I have no problems with folders
> that contain Word documents.
>
> I have not removed any photo programs. It just happened out of the blue a
> few weeks ago. It may be a virus problem that has changed a registry
> setting.
>
> Could anyone help me please? Thanks!
>
> John


It might be as simple as fixing the file association.

Go to such a folder, right click on a file, and when you choose a
viewer, make sure "Always use this application to open this file type"
(or similar wording).

Assuming I read your description correctly...

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Gene E. Bloch
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      02-15-2013
On Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:56:52 -0800, Gene E. Bloch wrote:

> On Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:42:09 -0000, John Larronn wrote:
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I am running Windows Vista Premium and I have a folder problem.
>>
>> I cannot open folders with photos on the desktop. When I double-click on a
>> folder to open it, I get the message 'Application not found'. But when I
>> right-click on this folder, I can open it with 'Open' or 'Explore'. I have
>> also noticed that when I right-click on this folder, 'Compress files' is
>> bold but 'Open' and 'Explore' are not bold. I have no problems with folders
>> that contain Word documents.
>>
>> I have not removed any photo programs. It just happened out of the blue a
>> few weeks ago. It may be a virus problem that has changed a registry
>> setting.
>>
>> Could anyone help me please? Thanks!
>>
>> John

>
> It might be as simple as fixing the file association.
>
> Go to such a folder, right click on a file, and when you choose a
> viewer, make sure "Always use this application to open this file type"
> (or similar wording).
>
> Assuming I read your description correctly...


Also assuming that I typed my response correctly - but I didn't :-)

I meant
"Make sure (stuff)" *is checked*.

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      02-15-2013

"Gene E. Bloch" <not-> wrote in message
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> On Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:56:52 -0800, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
>
>> On Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:42:09 -0000, John Larronn wrote:
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I am running Windows Vista Premium and I have a folder problem.
>>>
>>> I cannot open folders with photos on the desktop. When I double-click on
>>> a
>>> folder to open it, I get the message 'Application not found'. But when I
>>> right-click on this folder, I can open it with 'Open' or 'Explore'. I
>>> have
>>> also noticed that when I right-click on this folder, 'Compress files' is
>>> bold but 'Open' and 'Explore' are not bold. I have no problems with
>>> folders
>>> that contain Word documents.
>>>
>>> I have not removed any photo programs. It just happened out of the blue
>>> a
>>> few weeks ago. It may be a virus problem that has changed a registry
>>> setting.
>>>
>>> Could anyone help me please? Thanks!
>>>
>>> John

>>
>> It might be as simple as fixing the file association.
>>
>> Go to such a folder, right click on a file, and when you choose a
>> viewer, make sure "Always use this application to open this file type"
>> (or similar wording).
>>
>> Assuming I read your description correctly...

>
> Also assuming that I typed my response correctly - but I didn't :-)
>
> I meant
> "Make sure (stuff)" *is checked*.
>
> --
> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)


Hi,

Thanks for your quick reply, much appreciated!

I have tried this, I have tried a few programs but they didn't work.

It is very strange.

When I create a new folder on the desktop and I double-click on it (this
folder is empty), I get the error massage 'Application not found'. But when
I create a copy of this new folder by holding down the Ctrl key and I
double-click on it (this folder is also empty), then I can open the folder
in a normal way.

But when I create a copy of a folder with photos and I double-click on this
folder with photos, then I get the message 'Application not found'.

So the problem is not - as far as I can see - that the folder is opened with
the wrong program, but it is something much more complicated.

John






















 
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David H. Lipman
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      02-15-2013
From: "John Larronn" <>

> Hi,
>
> I am running Windows Vista Premium and I have a folder problem.
>
> I cannot open folders with photos on the desktop. When I double-click on a
> folder to open it, I get the message 'Application not found'. But when I
> right-click on this folder, I can open it with 'Open' or 'Explore'. I have
> also noticed that when I right-click on this folder, 'Compress files' is
> bold but 'Open' and 'Explore' are not bold. I have no problems with
> folders that contain Word documents.
>
> I have not removed any photo programs. It just happened out of the blue a
> few weeks ago. It may be a virus problem that has changed a registry
> setting.
>
> Could anyone help me please? Thanks!
>


Perform a restoration from a System Restore point that was created prior to
when this problem first occured.



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http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp

 
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John Larronn
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      02-15-2013

"David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
news: ...
> From: "John Larronn" <>
>
>> Hi,
>>
>> I am running Windows Vista Premium and I have a folder problem.
>>
>> I cannot open folders with photos on the desktop. When I double-click on
>> a folder to open it, I get the message 'Application not found'. But when
>> I right-click on this folder, I can open it with 'Open' or 'Explore'. I
>> have
>> also noticed that when I right-click on this folder, 'Compress files' is
>> bold but 'Open' and 'Explore' are not bold. I have no problems with
>> folders that contain Word documents.
>>
>> I have not removed any photo programs. It just happened out of the blue a
>> few weeks ago. It may be a virus problem that has changed a registry
>> setting.
>>
>> Could anyone help me please? Thanks!
>>

>
> Perform a restoration from a System Restore point that was created prior
> to when this problem first occured.
>
>
>
> --
> Dave
> Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk
> http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp


Hi,

Thanks for your advice, but I have tried this a few times. But each time the
System Restore fails to do its job.

John




>
>


 
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Gene E. Bloch
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      02-15-2013
On Fri, 15 Feb 2013 01:12:43 -0000, John Larronn wrote:

> "Gene E. Bloch" <not-> wrote in message
> news:11nqzw8p0l0xs$....
>> On Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:56:52 -0800, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
>>
>>> On Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:42:09 -0000, John Larronn wrote:
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I am running Windows Vista Premium and I have a folder problem.
>>>>
>>>> I cannot open folders with photos on the desktop. When I double-click on
>>>> a
>>>> folder to open it, I get the message 'Application not found'. But when I
>>>> right-click on this folder, I can open it with 'Open' or 'Explore'. I
>>>> have
>>>> also noticed that when I right-click on this folder, 'Compress files' is
>>>> bold but 'Open' and 'Explore' are not bold. I have no problems with
>>>> folders
>>>> that contain Word documents.
>>>>
>>>> I have not removed any photo programs. It just happened out of the blue
>>>> a
>>>> few weeks ago. It may be a virus problem that has changed a registry
>>>> setting.
>>>>
>>>> Could anyone help me please? Thanks!
>>>>
>>>> John
>>>
>>> It might be as simple as fixing the file association.
>>>
>>> Go to such a folder, right click on a file, and when you choose a
>>> viewer, make sure "Always use this application to open this file type"
>>> (or similar wording).
>>>
>>> Assuming I read your description correctly...

>>
>> Also assuming that I typed my response correctly - but I didn't :-)
>>
>> I meant
>> "Make sure (stuff)" *is checked*.
>>
>> --
>> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)

>
> Hi,
>
> Thanks for your quick reply, much appreciated!
>
> I have tried this, I have tried a few programs but they didn't work.
>
> It is very strange.
>
> When I create a new folder on the desktop and I double-click on it (this
> folder is empty), I get the error massage 'Application not found'. But when
> I create a copy of this new folder by holding down the Ctrl key and I
> double-click on it (this folder is also empty), then I can open the folder
> in a normal way.


I can't decode what you are saying here.

"I create a copy of this new folder by holding down the Ctrl key" ????

If I hold control and double-click a folder, nothing happens. No - the
second time I tried, it opened just like if I double-clicked without
Ctrl. Same with Shift, but not Alt...

> But when I create a copy of a folder with photos and I double-click on this
> folder with photos, then I get the message 'Application not found'.


Empty or full of photos, no change...

> So the problem is not - as far as I can see - that the folder is opened with
> the wrong program, but it is something much more complicated.
>
> John


It kind of sounds like Windows doesn't associate to Explorer.

I imagine that's in the Registry, but I have no idea where.

So I suggest you follow David Lipman's advice in his reply,

Message-ID: <>

Sorry I can't do better.

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Gene E. Bloch
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      02-15-2013
On Fri, 15 Feb 2013 02:21:44 -0000, John Larronn wrote:

> "David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
> news: ...
>> From: "John Larronn" <>
>>
>>> Hi,
>>>
>>> I am running Windows Vista Premium and I have a folder problem.
>>>
>>> I cannot open folders with photos on the desktop. When I double-click on
>>> a folder to open it, I get the message 'Application not found'. But when
>>> I right-click on this folder, I can open it with 'Open' or 'Explore'. I
>>> have
>>> also noticed that when I right-click on this folder, 'Compress files' is
>>> bold but 'Open' and 'Explore' are not bold. I have no problems with
>>> folders that contain Word documents.
>>>
>>> I have not removed any photo programs. It just happened out of the blue a
>>> few weeks ago. It may be a virus problem that has changed a registry
>>> setting.
>>>
>>> Could anyone help me please? Thanks!
>>>

>>
>> Perform a restoration from a System Restore point that was created prior
>> to when this problem first occured.
>>
>>
>>
>> --
>> Dave
>> Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk
>> http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp

>
> Hi,
>
> Thanks for your advice, but I have tried this a few times. But each time the
> System Restore fails to do its job.


Clarify please. Do you mean System Restore says it failed to restore
your system, or do you mean it doesn't fix the problem?

If the former, do you run Norton Antivirus or System Protection (or
whatever they call it)?

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John Larronn
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      02-15-2013

"Gene E. Bloch" <not-> wrote in message
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> On Fri, 15 Feb 2013 02:21:44 -0000, John Larronn wrote:
>
>> "David H. Lipman" <DLipman~nospam~@Verizon.Net> wrote in message
>> news: ...
>>> From: "John Larronn" <>
>>>
>>>> Hi,
>>>>
>>>> I am running Windows Vista Premium and I have a folder problem.
>>>>
>>>> I cannot open folders with photos on the desktop. When I double-click
>>>> on
>>>> a folder to open it, I get the message 'Application not found'. But
>>>> when
>>>> I right-click on this folder, I can open it with 'Open' or 'Explore'. I
>>>> have
>>>> also noticed that when I right-click on this folder, 'Compress files'
>>>> is
>>>> bold but 'Open' and 'Explore' are not bold. I have no problems with
>>>> folders that contain Word documents.
>>>>
>>>> I have not removed any photo programs. It just happened out of the blue
>>>> a
>>>> few weeks ago. It may be a virus problem that has changed a registry
>>>> setting.
>>>>
>>>> Could anyone help me please? Thanks!
>>>>
>>>
>>> Perform a restoration from a System Restore point that was created prior
>>> to when this problem first occured.
>>>
>>>
>>>
>>> --
>>> Dave
>>> Multi-AV Scanning Tool - http://multi-av.thespykiller.co.uk
>>> http://www.pctipp.ch/downloads/dl/35905.asp

>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Thanks for your advice, but I have tried this a few times. But each time
>> the
>> System Restore fails to do its job.

>
> Clarify please. Do you mean System Restore says it failed to restore
> your system, or do you mean it doesn't fix the problem?
>
> If the former, do you run Norton Antivirus or System Protection (or
> whatever they call it)?
>
> --
> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
>


It says System Restore failed to restore the system.

No, I do not run Norton Antivirus, but you mentioning System Protection -
Windows Defender - is a very good tip indeed, thanks! This may well be the
reason why System Restore fails to work.

So I turned off Windows Defender and opened System Restore, but
unfortunately the oldest restore point is only two weeks old. And the
problem started just before Christmas.

But that's a good tip, I'll remember in the future to rurn off Windows
Defender before using System Restore.

John








 
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      02-15-2013

"Gene E. Bloch" <not-> wrote in message
news:...
> On Fri, 15 Feb 2013 01:12:43 -0000, John Larronn wrote:
>
>> "Gene E. Bloch" <not-> wrote in message
>> news:11nqzw8p0l0xs$....
>>> On Thu, 14 Feb 2013 15:56:52 -0800, Gene E. Bloch wrote:
>>>
>>>> On Thu, 14 Feb 2013 18:42:09 -0000, John Larronn wrote:
>>>>
>>>>> Hi,
>>>>>
>>>>> I am running Windows Vista Premium and I have a folder problem.
>>>>>
>>>>> I cannot open folders with photos on the desktop. When I double-click
>>>>> on
>>>>> a
>>>>> folder to open it, I get the message 'Application not found'. But when
>>>>> I
>>>>> right-click on this folder, I can open it with 'Open' or 'Explore'. I
>>>>> have
>>>>> also noticed that when I right-click on this folder, 'Compress files'
>>>>> is
>>>>> bold but 'Open' and 'Explore' are not bold. I have no problems with
>>>>> folders
>>>>> that contain Word documents.
>>>>>
>>>>> I have not removed any photo programs. It just happened out of the
>>>>> blue
>>>>> a
>>>>> few weeks ago. It may be a virus problem that has changed a registry
>>>>> setting.
>>>>>
>>>>> Could anyone help me please? Thanks!
>>>>>
>>>>> John
>>>>
>>>> It might be as simple as fixing the file association.
>>>>
>>>> Go to such a folder, right click on a file, and when you choose a
>>>> viewer, make sure "Always use this application to open this file type"
>>>> (or similar wording).
>>>>
>>>> Assuming I read your description correctly...
>>>
>>> Also assuming that I typed my response correctly - but I didn't :-)
>>>
>>> I meant
>>> "Make sure (stuff)" *is checked*.
>>>
>>> --
>>> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)

>>
>> Hi,
>>
>> Thanks for your quick reply, much appreciated!
>>
>> I have tried this, I have tried a few programs but they didn't work.
>>
>> It is very strange.
>>
>> When I create a new folder on the desktop and I double-click on it (this
>> folder is empty), I get the error massage 'Application not found'. But
>> when
>> I create a copy of this new folder by holding down the Ctrl key and I
>> double-click on it (this folder is also empty), then I can open the
>> folder
>> in a normal way.

>
> I can't decode what you are saying here.
>
> "I create a copy of this new folder by holding down the Ctrl key" ????
>
> If I hold control and double-click a folder, nothing happens. No - the
> second time I tried, it opened just like if I double-clicked without
> Ctrl. Same with Shift, but not Alt...
>
>> But when I create a copy of a folder with photos and I double-click on
>> this
>> folder with photos, then I get the message 'Application not found'.

>
> Empty or full of photos, no change...
>
>> So the problem is not - as far as I can see - that the folder is opened
>> with
>> the wrong program, but it is something much more complicated.
>>
>> John

>
> It kind of sounds like Windows doesn't associate to Explorer.
>
> I imagine that's in the Registry, but I have no idea where.
>
> So I suggest you follow David Lipman's advice in his reply,
>
> Message-ID: <>
>
> Sorry I can't do better.
>
> --
> Gene E. Bloch (Stumbling Bloch)
>


Thanks for your help, much appreciated!

John












 
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