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Removable disk does not open on double-click; displays autoplay on right-click

Posted 5/31/2007 10:23 AM
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Farads Member

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Please help me: Whenever double-click on my removable disk (on usb), it asks me to choose the program with which i want to open the drive. Then, if I right-click on the drive, I see among the options "Auto" (in bold), "Autoplay", "Search", "Explore", "Open" e.t.c. It opens quite alright when I select "Open" but I'm not satisfied.
I expect that its normal for a drive to open on double-click, but now, it's otherwise and this situation really scares me. Worst of it all is that, this affects any new removable disk I insert into my system's usb. Is there any way to remove this problem and stop it finally? I use Windows XP SP2. (However, the Local Harddrive, C:\ does respond normally). Thanks. Farads.
Posted 5/31/2007 10:31 AM
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Touch Advanced member

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Hi Farads

Try this -

Go to Start/Run and type/copy in: regsvr32 /i shell32


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Posted 6/1/2007 9:14 AM
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Farads Member

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Thanks Touch. I tried the start/run regsvr32/ishell32 as you suggested but it gives me an error message. I would appreciate still, any further solutions or ideas that would help. Cheers, Farads.
Posted 6/3/2007 9:35 PM
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abosharu Member

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hello Farads
you can solve ur problem right

just select all ur data in ur usb and past it in any partion at ur hard disk then format ur usb drive
and u must have anti virus as symantec and check if ur anti virus is up to date
then check it by right click on it and choose scan
then format it again
now when u click double click on ur usb will open directly
enjoy ya man

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Posted 6/5/2007 6:44 AM
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Farads Member

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Thank You, Abosharu.
I tried your idea and it worked! But you know..., I really thought there would have been some easier way of achieving it - transferring file contents as large as 40Gb from a usb disk is not a very easy task for the computer or its user. All the same I went thru it.

If there is however a brighter solution (in case of future emergence of a similar problem), it will be warmly appreciated. Thank you once again for your help.

Posted 6/14/2007 11:33 AM
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Marten Member

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I have a similar problem, but not with my usb disk, but with all of my disk partitions! can anyone suggest any help for me pls?
Posted 12/10/2007 8:27 AM
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don't reformat you drive yet

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