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  • Hi!
    I installed windows 7 ultimate yesterday on my official laptop and it was working fine until today morning when i installed some updates from windows updates. I had also installed .net framework 1.1 at the sametime. now after reboot, my os would fail to open folders in the existing window. it would create a new window for each folder inspite of the settings where open in same window is set in folder settings.
    I have uninstalled the updates, .net framework 1.1 and also did a system restore to the previous point but in vain. i had installed the following applications after which my os went kaput.
    Acrobat reader 9.0
    .Net framework 1.1
    Vault Souce control

    I uninstalled and rebooted all of them one by one.

    Sunday, January 24, 2010 1:56 PM

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  • Hi there,

    Have you try another restore point as a test? Do you have encounter any error message when try to restore the system?

    If all restore point did not work, I think the settings in Registry is incorrect/corrupted. Please copy the following text (Do not include the star marks lines) to Notepad and save it as a reg file, double click to open and import the key, reboot and check if you still have the same issue:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



    If reboot still not work, please also import the following key:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


    PS: not sure why would you install .Net Framework 1.1 as Windows 7 includes the following versions of the .NET Framework:

    Monday, January 25, 2010 5:58 AM
  • Hi!

    I installed .Net Framework 1.1 since while installation of vault, it have me an error that .net framework 1.1 is required to install vault. I will try the resolution provided about and get back to you.

    Ravi Gokulgandhi
    Monday, January 25, 2010 3:43 PM
  • Hi!

    The above solution dod not work. The registry values have been modified but after reboot, this still does not work. If i rightclick on a folder and click open, it rightly opens the new folder in the same window but the problem seems to be when i double click on the folder.

    Ravi Gokulgandhi
    Monday, January 25, 2010 3:52 PM
  • Hi,

    Since the two register key control the new open window style, I would be helpful if you can check the current value of the two keys and paste it in you post.
    Open Regedit and open [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CabinetState]
    Right click “CabinetState” and chose “Export”, open the reg file via right click -> Edit, copy and paste the value in your reply.
    Repeat your steps and paste “Explorer” key under : [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]


    Tuesday, January 26, 2010 5:15 AM
  • Hi!

    Find the required info below

    --- CabinetState
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00


    --- Policies
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



    Tuesday, January 26, 2010 8:57 AM
  • Hi,

    The current value is correct, since the setting was saved under “HKEY_CURRENT_USER”, I suggest you test the issue in New Account as a test.

    Do you still have the same issue now? You can consider transfer/copy data from previous account to new one as a quick fix.

    Tuesday, January 26, 2010 9:23 AM
  • Hi!

    I created a new administrator user "RG".. logged in using that ID but it didn't work.  

    Ravi Gokulgandhi
    Tuesday, January 26, 2010 5:35 PM
  • First of all, I think it’s necessary to run a full scan with anti-virus program since this type of issue can be caused by virus.

    If the system is clean, I believe this is not a config issue but a system register info corrupted one.

    I suggest you download and run RegisterActxprxyAndIeproxy.cmd file from the following link to re-register two dll related files:

    You must run this batch file with administrative privileges (right click on the file and choose Run as administrator), do you still have this issue in your original account after a reboot?

    PS: this batch file is safe and attached it’s source(running fine in both 32 bit and 64 bit):

    @echo off
    :: 32 bit and 64 bit
    IF EXIST "%SystemRoot%\System32\actxprxy.dll" "%SystemRoot%\System32\regsvr32.exe" "%SystemRoot%\System32\actxprxy.dll"
    IF EXIST "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\ieproxy.dll" "%SystemRoot%\System32\regsvr32.exe" "%ProgramFiles%\Internet Explorer\ieproxy.dll"
    :: 64 bit only (32bit on 64 bit)
    IF EXIST "%WinDir%\SysWOW64\actxprxy.dll" "%WinDir%\SysWOW64\regsvr32.exe" "%WinDir%\SysWOW64\actxprxy.dll"
    IF EXIST "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Internet Explorer\ieproxy.dll" "%WinDir%\SysWOW64\regsvr32.exe" "%ProgramFiles(x86)%\Internet Explorer\ieproxy.dll"
    Wednesday, January 27, 2010 1:12 AM
  • The problem seems to be caused by Vault

    See this thread, and search on "vault":


    Monday, March 1, 2010 5:06 PM
  • Monday, March 1, 2010 5:07 PM
  • This solved the problem. I didn't even have to reboot. Thanks a lot. I had been trying to find a solution to this for quiet some time, but with no success. Till now I had been using "Right click -> Open" to open folder in the same window which was very annoying. Now everything is fine.

    Thanks again!

    Saturday, June 19, 2010 5:43 AM
  • Hi,


    I had exactly the same issue too, the .bat file resolved it!



    Saturday, August 20, 2011 5:02 PM