Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums


When I double click a folder, it opens "Documents" folder

  1. #1


    Posts : 4
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro Version x64 6.3.9600 Build 9600

    When I double click a folder, it opens "Documents" folder


    When I double click any folder, it opens "Documents" folder in a new window. If I right click and choose "Open" it works fine.

    HP Pavillion Desktop with Win 8.1pro X64bit.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2


    Posts : 22,579
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Gray, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    If you like, download and merge the .reg file for the folder and directory options in the tutorial below to see if it may help if it's an issue with the default registry entries for them.

    Default File Associations - Restore in Windows 8

    Hope this helps for now,
    Shawn
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3


    Posts : 4
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro Version x64 6.3.9600 Build 9600


    Sorry, I was trying to use search to find a solution, thats why my question was so short. What happens is when I double click ANY folder on my desktop, it automatically opens to the folder in a new window named "This PC>Documents".

    Brink, I will try your suggestion shortly and get back to you. Thanks.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  4. #4


    Posts : 4
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro Version x64 6.3.9600 Build 9600


    Sorry, I was trying to use search to find a solution, thats why my question was so short. What happens is when I double click ANY folder on my desktop, it automatically opens to the folder in a new window named "This PC>Documents".

    Brink, I will try your suggestion shortly and get back to you. Thanks.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  5. #5


    Posts : 4
    Microsoft Windows 8.1 Pro Version x64 6.3.9600 Build 9600


    Problem solved, tried using the files from your suggestions. Would not let me change the registry with the Folder reg.
    Used the restore to go back a few days and it cleared up, Thanks for trying.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  6. #6


    Posts : 22,579
    64-bit Windows 10


    Great news.
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

When I double click a folder, it opens "Documents" folder
Related Threads
Okay, so apparently my "Programmer" folder on C:\ changed to "Program Files". I live in Denmark, so the system is danish. The folder "Program Files" used to be named "Programmer", but somehow it changed to "Program files". It is weird, becuase that my other x86 folder is still named "Programmer...
OK, so what's going on here with folder navigation? The properties tabs seem to be the same except that the identical folder from: "This PC" is of type: System "C:" is of type: This Folder In addition, it seems that when you change the sort orders, etc. within the separate "types", it...
I recently installed Windows 8.1. I didn't like all the folders under Computer so I registry tweaked it to remove all the libraries folders. However, later on, I accidentally dragged the Downloads folder from Favorites onto the Computer tab and now there's a Download folder listed under Computer...
(EDIT: Just to be clear - when I say "Tools folder" what i mean is "Tools Category" as with every other "category" in the apps view, it not only IS a folder but IS alterable by manipulating the folder/category to your needs. Apparently not the case w/ Tools/PC Settings) So PC settings... i dont...
I cannot unmerge them! I would like to avoid system restore or adding a new profile if possible. right clicking and changing the location doesn't work because they are both changed by that approach The icons appear unique but they are both titled "Downloads" at the moment I had...
Hi, I'm using Windows 8.1 x64 and I'd like to add to the MAIN menu of context menu (just right-clicking) the options to create a New Folder and a New Text Document. Right now I have to go to the "New" option and then select Folder or Text Document. Thanks! :party:
I was recently trying to transfer some documents from my desktop computer to my laptop, and in some confusion, I've concluded that I've deleted my "Links" folder my accident. I cannot add anything to my "Favorites" folder. I heard that you can create a new "Links" folder, but I have no idea...
Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook