“Open With” dialog appears when double clicking on drives in My Computer

By , January 20, 2009 9:05 am

The result of a viral infection, causes the Open With dialog to appear when you attempt to open a drive in My Computer, instead of the usual Windows Explorer.

There are various fixes (that may or may not work) and some workarounds until you can fix the problems.

Workaround 1
Click on Start then Run. Type in the drive letter (e.g. C:) and hit Ok.

Workaround 2
Right click on the drive in My Computer and select Explore.

Fix 1

  1. Click on Start, then Run.
  2. Type regedit and click Ok.
  3. Click on Edit on the toolbar and select Find.
  4. Type mountpoints2 in the search box and click on Find Next.
  5. Expand mountpoints2 folder and delete drive letter or the network path with the Open With problem.
  6. Close regedit.

Fix 2

  1. Download FixDrive and save it anywhere you want.
  2. Extract FixDrive.exe and execute it (or you can run it directly from the xip file).
  3. Select the drive letter with the problem and click Fix.
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