HELP - Deleted registry key for opening file folders

Discussion in 'Computer Support' started by Wayfarer, Sep 27, 2003.

  1. Wayfarer

    Wayfarer Guest

    In a fit of utter stupidity which will remain forever legendary in the
    annals of my family, I managed to delete the following registry key and
    all it's subkeys: HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\Shell\Open.

    I'm running XP Home with SP1.

    Of course, system restore is not on, neither do I have a backup of my
    registry file that I assiduously made before mutilating the registry.

    Any assistance would be greatly appreciated. Any comments, disgusted
    shaking of heads and hurling of invective humbly accepted.

    Wayfarer, Sep 27, 2003
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  2. Wayfarer

    °Mike° Guest

    Make sure you are logged on with administration rights, copy/paste
    the following into notepad, and save it as a *.reg file. Merge it
    into your registry.

    ***** <-- omit this line
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00



    @="[ViewFolder(\"%l\", %I, %S)]"




    ***** <-- omit this line
    °Mike°, Sep 27, 2003
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  3. Wayfarer

    Wayfarer Guest

    Thus spake °Mike°:
    Thanks so much! Problem solved.
    Wayfarer, Sep 27, 2003
  4. Wayfarer

    °Mike° Guest

    You're welcome.
    °Mike°, Sep 27, 2003
  5. Wayfarer


    Jun 29, 2009
    Likes Received:
    same problem on Vista x64

    Please, could you help me too... I was experimenting too much, firstly there was a strange line cmd shel:> something like this. In the forum I found that just delete registry and it will solve, but i deleted wrong or just did not need to delete and now... I really do not know what to do I just can not open any folder. I am using Vista Home Premium X64 SP1.
    I had a ccleaner reg bak, but probably it just saves the ones he is deleting, it did not solved the problem.

    Please, I would be very thankful.
    barzda, Jun 29, 2009
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