Double clicking on C Drive starts open with

By randolfstevens ·
In My Computer, if I double click Local Disk (C:), instead of opening it, the 'open with' box opens and asks me to select an application to open the file. I can still get into C drive by right clicking and selecting open or by entering the address in the address bar of explorer, but this is obviously more time-consuming. I've seen other problems people have had where the search box launches when double-clicking C drive, but not this problem.
Any ideas?

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* Try this One *

by internetspider In reply to Double clicking on C Driv ...

Hi! I want to know that when u right click on c what it shows autoplay or something, if this there may virus, from folder option select show all files and then open drive c: delete autorun.inf file scan ur drives, restart ur computer, please post if there r other informations.

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Auto is in right click menu

by randolfstevens In reply to * Try this One *

If I right click on C drive the top option is Auto in bold.

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Folder options won't allow me to select view hidden files

by randolfstevens In reply to * Try this One *

I've tried to set folder options to show all hidden files, but it won't let me. If I select show hidden files and click ok, it doesn't change and when I try it again, it's set to do not show hidden files.

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To show hidden files

by varunrb In reply to Folder options won't allo ...

Hi this site bugs me to sign up i thought i cud just reply. But what the **** i had time
I have the same problem with hidden files and Drives. http://technize.com/2008/01/22/smart-anti-virus/
And itll search for the virus.
Alternately (And better) download this reg file called folder settings...... it came from a site after i serached for a solution....i can find the link when i do ill post it it fixes the Hidden files problem
But my main prob is my drives wont open. It asks me to select from a list a program to open it. I can find a solution anywhere!

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reg entry to fix hidden files issue

by moracca In reply to To show hidden files

The registry key that is preventing hidden files from showing up even after changing in folder options is:


The value of this key should be 1. Malwarebytes picks up and fixes this item automatically.

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it will surely work

by h_l_a_38 In reply to * Try this One *

go to the search and type the autorun.inf then select all the drives and start the search at the end a list is created of these files delete all autorun.inf files which looks hidden then shutdown the pc and restart if u have 2 partition there are 2 files if three ...these are three

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drive openwith`s solution

by manish_0903 In reply to it will surely work

In windows explorer mode go to Tools and select Folder options-->View and check "Show Hidden files and folders" and uncheck "Hide protected operating system file" and click "OK"

open Windows Task Manager and select the "Processes" tab
- Click on "Image name" to sort File
- find "wscript.exe" and click on "End Process"
- close the "Task Manager"

then search for "autorun.inf"
then delete all the files that contain names with MS32DLL.dll.vbs by using: SHIFT + DELETE.

also delete the virus from the system (C:\WINDOWS\ MS32DLL.dll.vbs) by using: SHIFT + DELETE

now using Regedit command
select HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE --> Software -->Microsoft -->Windows --> Current Version --> Run.
- find "MS32DLL" and delete that entry.

Then select HKEY_CURRENT_USER --> Software --> Microsoft --> Internet Explorer --> Main. and look for "Window Title "Hacked by Godzilla"" and delete that entry. You can close the registry now.

using msconfig command open System Configuration Utility click on Startup tab
and find the file MS32DLL uncheck "MS32DLL" click Apply and then OK to close, Exit Without Restart" when prompts.

Now in windows explorer select "Tools" and "Folder Options" and "View" tab
- select Hide protected operating system file and "Don't show hidden files and folders".

empty the "Recycle bin" and "Restart" your computer.

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Thank you for your post that helped me out

First let me say a small fu to this site and all it's log on garbage to just leave a comment.
Second, again thanks for the posting this help. I'm appreciative enough to go through the registration to be able to thank yah. Thank yah.

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to fix the "open with" on c: - do the following steps. That work for me.

by itsupport In reply to * Try this One *

1. Open Start>>Run and type cmd and press enter. This will open a command prompt window. On this command prompt window type the following steps.

2. type cd\

3. type attrib -r -h -s autorun.inf

4. type del autorun.inf

5. now type d: and press enter for d: drive partition. Now repeat steps 3 and 4. Similarly repeat step 5 for all your hard disk partition.

Restart your system and your trouble will be fixed.

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While opening any drive (C:, , E: etc) it pop ups the 'Open With' box.

by sunilkumarchinnan In reply to to fix the "open with" on ...

The steps mentioned below worked for me.

1. Open the Command prompt.

2. Type CD\

3. Type attrib -r -h -s autorun.inf

4. type del autorun.inf

Note: If you have multiple partitions, you need to perform the above mentioned steps on each drive (i.e. If you have , in the commend prompt, go to and then perform the above mentioned steps)

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