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By jp_hez ·
I installed an external hard drive last week and since the moment I transfered some files to it, it only opens by the shortcut I made on the desktop the first day. If I try accesing it from My Computer it ask me to choose the program I want to use to open it. That only happens with the external hard drive (E:), C: opens just fine. When I right click on E: the open option appears in some weird letters.
I already scanned it for viruses, adware and spyware, even tried running a commandpromt (regsvr32 /i shell32.dll) I found on this webpage from a guy with the same problem and nothing worked. I made another mistake by following the recommendation a guy made from going to Tools - Folder Options - File Types in the my computer window - and I changed a setting in the File Folder file type and now everytime I open a folder, it opens in a new window. If someone speaks spanish here it will be even better, help please!

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Not sure I can help with your hard drive issue

by NickNielsen In reply to UNABLE TO OPEN EXT. HD AN ...

But I can help with your other problem. Open Tools | Folder Options. On the General tab, click "Open each folder in the same window" and click OK. This should fix the problem with folders opening in new windows.

What is your operating system? This sounds like a driver issue. If you are running Windows 95/98/ME, try going to the manufacturer web site and downloading the driver for your external drive. For example, if you have a Western Digital Passport drive, go to http://www.westerndigital.com, click on downloads, select Passport as your drive, then click on "WD Passport 98SE driver" in the right list.

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