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Windows Explorer: Double-Click opens Properties-Dialog

Question by Translated Content | 08/04/2013 at 22:03

I really do not know what happened and how it could happen: From one day to the other, my Windows Explorer becomes buggy.

Every time, I double-click a file or a folder to open it, instead the properties dialog of the file or folder opens!

How can this happen and how can I retrieve my files?


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Of course, also a virus can provoke this behavior, but more likely, it is something with your keyboard.

If you hold down the ALT key in the Explorer while double-clicking on a file, the properties dialog is displayed. Therefore, if everything else is in order, it may be that your ALT key is blocked. That also happened to me some time ago.

Here, a cleaning of the keyboard or a raising of the ALT key can do wonders.

Nevertheless, to be sure, additionally, I would check the system for a virus or malware.
10/04/2013 at 19:41

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Thank you, Bro. This has really worked. My keyboard really have some issues.
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