Internet Explorer 8: Clicking Folder Always Opens New Window; Fix

Several users have reported an issue in which, after installation of Internet Explorer 8, clicking on any folder in Windows Explorer results in the opening of a new window, rather than navigating within the same window. The issue occurs despite users having the “Open each folder in the same window” option selected in Windows Vista’s folder options.


Run as admin The simplest and most commonly successful fix for this issue is to simply right-click the Internet Explorer 8 icon and select “Run as Administrator.” After doing this one time, the new-window behavior should stop.

Uninstall IE 8 If this issue becomes too irritating and the aforementioned fix doesn’t work, you can try downgrading to Internet Explorer 7.

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