XP Folder Properties Inaccessible

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Since uninstalling Aluria’s Spyware Eliminator AND DELETING SHARED
FILES, I am unable to edit Folder Properties in XP. Clearly,
Right-Clicking on "Properties" yields absolutely nothing....the
Properties window does not come up. I have experimented with many
Folder Options, have run Registry Mechanic, have installed and run the
Aluria Spyware Eliminator again and am assured by resident Norton
Security that the machine is virus-free. Further Suggestions?

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What happens if you logon as a new user? (create a new account in 'Users
Accounts').

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"davidcovey" wrote:
| Since uninstalling Aluria's Spyware Eliminator AND DELETING SHARED
| FILES, I am unable to edit Folder Properties in XP. Clearly,
| Right-Clicking on "Properties" yields absolutely nothing....the
| Properties window does not come up. I have experimented with many
| Folder Options, have run Registry Mechanic, have installed and run the
| Aluria Spyware Eliminator again and am assured by resident Norton
| Security that the machine is virus-free. Further Suggestions?
|
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"Dave Patrick" wrote:
> What happens if you logon as a new user? (create a new account
> in 'Users
> Accounts').
>
> --
> Regards,
>
> Dave Patrick ....Please no email replies - reply in newsgroup.
> Microsoft Certified Professional
> Microsoft MVP [Windows]
> http://www.microsoft.com/protect
>
> "davidcovey" wrote:
> | Since uninstalling Aluria's Spyware Eliminator AND DELETING
> SHARED
> | FILES, I am unable to edit Folder Properties in XP.
> Clearly,
> | Right-Clicking on "Properties" yields absolutely
> nothing....the
> | Properties window does not come up. I have experimented
> with many
> | Folder Options, have run Registry Mechanic, have installed
> and run the
> | Aluria Spyware Eliminator again and am assured by resident
> Norton
> | Security that the machine is virus-free. Further
> Suggestions?
> |
> | --
> | http://www.WindowsForumz.com/ This article was posted by
> author's request
> | Articles individually checked for conformance to usenet
> standards
> | Topic URL:
> http://www.WindowsForumz.com/Configuration-Manage-XP-Folder-Properties-Inaccessible-ftopict240690.html
> | Visit Topic URL to contact author (reg. req'd). Report
> abuse:
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After creating a New User Account with Admin privileges, the problem
condition still exists in all accounts -- the inability to cause the
Properties window to open with respect to folders. Additional Note:
Properties has always functioned properly for the C: Drive.

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First, be sure your antivirus software has the latest definitions and run a
virus scan.

Second, download, install and run Ad Aware:
www.lavasoftusa.com

If this is a relatively recent issue, you might try using System Restore to
take you back to a time when this worked properly. Start\All
Programs\Accessories\System Tools\System Restore. If that doesn't resolve
it, try the information below.

The following assumes you have an actual XP CD as opposed to a restore CD or
restore partition supplied by your PC manufacturer.

Go to Start, type sfc /scannow in the run box and press enter. Note, there
is a space between sfc and the forward slash. You will be asked for your XP
CD. Be aware, upon inserting the CD the XP setup screen may appear, this is
not a part of sfc /scannow, rather it is being invoked by autorun. Simply
minimize the screen and allow sfc to continue.

If the above fails to resolve the issue, try a repair install as follows:

Be sure you are well backed up in case there is a problem from which you are
unable to recover. NOTE, while a repair install should leave your data
files intact, if something goes wrong during the repair install, you may be
forced to start over and do a clean install of XP. If you don't have your
data backed up, you would lose your data should that eventuality occur.

Assuming your system is set to boot from the CD-ROM drive, boot with the XP
CD in the drive. If it isn't or you are not sure, you need to enter the
system's BIOS. When you boot the system, the first screen usually has
instructions that if you wish to enter setup press a specific key, when you
see that, do so. Then you will have to navigate to the boot sequence, if
the CD-ROM drive is not first line, set it first in the boot sequence. Save
your settings and exit with the XP CD in the drive. The system will reboot.

Boot from the CD. If your system is set to be able to boot from the CD, it
should detect the disk and give a brief message, during the boot up, if you
wish to boot from the CD press any key.

Once you have pressed a key, setup should begin. You will see a reference
asking if you need to load special drivers and another notice that if you
wish to begin the ASR (Automatic Recovery Console) depress F2. Just let
setup run past all of that. It will continue to load files and drivers.

Then it will bring you to a screen. Eventually, you will come to a screen
with the option to (1) setup Windows or (2) Repair Windows Installation
using the Recovery console.

The first option, to setup Windows is the one you want and requires you to
press enter. When asked, press F8 to accept the end user agreement. Setup
will then search for previous versions of Windows. Upon finding your
version, it will ask if you wish to Repair your current installation or
install fresh. Press R, that will run a repair installation. From there
on, follow the screens.


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Michael Solomon MS-MVP
Windows Shell/User
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"davidcovey" <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote in message
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> Since uninstalling Aluria's Spyware Eliminator AND DELETING SHARED
> FILES, I am unable to edit Folder Properties in XP. Clearly,
> Right-Clicking on "Properties" yields absolutely nothing....the
> Properties window does not come up. I have experimented with many
> Folder Options, have run Registry Mechanic, have installed and run the
> Aluria Spyware Eliminator again and am assured by resident Norton
> Security that the machine is virus-free. Further Suggestions?
>
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This has been a commonly reported problem after people upgrade to SP2.

I really have no idea why this worked, or why its connected to SP2, but it
did - I ran Ad-Aware, deleted all the suspicious objects it found, and the
problem went away.

Alan


"davidcovey" <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote in message
news:41c9baef$1_3@alt.athenanews.com...
> Since uninstalling Aluria's Spyware Eliminator AND DELETING SHARED
> FILES, I am unable to edit Folder Properties in XP. Clearly,
> Right-Clicking on "Properties" yields absolutely nothing....the
> Properties window does not come up. I have experimented with many
> Folder Options, have run Registry Mechanic, have installed and run the
> Aluria Spyware Eliminator again and am assured by resident Norton
> Security that the machine is virus-free. Further Suggestions?
>
> --
> http://www.WindowsForumz.com/ This article was posted by author's request
> Articles individually checked for conformance to usenet standards
> Topic URL:
> http://www.WindowsForumz.com/Configuration-Manage-XP-Folder-Properties-Inaccessible-ftopict240690.html
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Mostly caused by a shell extension. (context-menu handler or Property Sheet handler) - IIS W3ext Module (in some case). If you have XP Pro, uninstalling and reinstalling IIS might help. For other possibilities, try shellexview.

Right-click is slow or weird behavior caused by context menu handlers:
http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm

(Ignore the title. Follow the ShellExView part in that article)

Ref: http://reviews.cnet.com/5208-6142-0.html?forumID=5&threadID=44105&messageID=538357

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Windows XP Shell/User
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"davidcovey" <UseLinkToEmail@WindowsForumz.com> wrote in message news:41c9baef$1_3@alt.athenanews.com...
Since uninstalling Aluria’s Spyware Eliminator AND DELETING SHARED
FILES, I am unable to edit Folder Properties in XP. Clearly,
Right-Clicking on "Properties" yields absolutely nothing....the
Properties window does not come up. I have experimented with many
Folder Options, have run Registry Mechanic, have installed and run the
Aluria Spyware Eliminator again and am assured by resident Norton
Security that the machine is virus-free. Further Suggestions?

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