Microsoft Windows – “Open With” dialog appears when double clicking on a mapped network drive in My Computer

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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 theSymptoms 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 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.