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Search Companion Opens When Trying to Access a Drive or Folder

When you double click on a folder to open it, it opens up in with the Search Companion asking you to search for files instead of showing you the folder contents.

The Search Companion is used in certain versions of Windows to help you find files and folders on your hard drive and should not be opening when you are trying to open a file. Another thing that may be happening is if you right click on a folder, the dropdown box has the search option at the top of the list in bold letters. If this is happening to you then it’s pretty easy to set it back to the way things used to be.

Here is what you need to do to set it back so it will open the folder instead of prompting you to search the folder. It inovles re-registering the Windows shell DLL file within your system. To perform this operation click on Start, Run and then type regsvr32 /i shell32.dll and click Ok.

regsvr32 /i shell32.dll

You should get a message saying DllRegisterServer sin shell32.dll succeeded.


 

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