When you double-click a network drive in My Computer, the Open With dialog may appear rather than displaying the drive contents. However, when you right-click on the drive and choose Explore, the drive opens correctly as it should.
Note: In conjunction with the fix suggested in this article, it's highly advisable to follow-up with a thorough Virus/Malware scan. The problem explained in the Symptoms section may be a result of a virus or Malware attack, or may be a remnant in the aftermath of virus or Malware removal.
- Download FixDrive.zip and save it to Desktop
- Unzip the file and extract the contents (FixDrive.exe and readme.txt) to a folder
- Double FixDrive.exe to run it
- Select the drive-letter from the list that's exhibiting the problem
- Click Fix
FixDrive (for Windows XP / Windows Vista)
Note: In case the problem reappears on restart after running this tool, it's possible that there is a Malware actively running in your system. It is suggested that you run a thorough scan using specialized anti-virus and anti-spyware utilities. This utility does not remove the Malware, but only repairs the settings that were probably added by Malware.
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