Why isn't double clicking not working?

Question

This has to do with opening folders with a double click. Recently a change happened in the manner in which I have to open a folder, whether on my desktop or in Windows Explorer. Prior to this change, doulbe clicking would open the folder. Now, double clicking opens a search screen - "search companion". When looking at the context menu (right click on folder), I notice that Search comes first in the list and it is in bold letters. Previously Open had been first in line. I've done a "find" in the registry trying to find where the order of the context menu is located to see if I could change the order or even delete search from the list, but to no avail. I'd like to change it back so that a double click opens the folder rather than opening a search screen. I'm wondering whether this is a result of some malicious program I've picked up over the internet.

Answer

This question was answered on July 14, 2005. Much of the information contained herein may have changed since posting.

Try accessing System Restore from either safe mode or 'Safe Mode with Command prompt'.. Type in:

%sytemroot%\sstem32\restore\rstrui.exe

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Posted by Johnny of Katharine Gibbs School - New York on July 14, 2005