As the number of viruses and similar malware threats continuously grows, navigating the Web and downloading files might result in computer infections that can affect the system functionality.
One example is the appearance of the 'Open With' window when double-clicking a network drive in My Computer. When this problem occurs, you can open a drive only by choosing the 'Explore' option from the right-click context menu, which is both annoying and inconvenient.
If you are experiencing such behavior, you might solve the problem by using a dedicated tool, such as FixDrive. As its name suggests, the application is designed to repair the modified registry settings, thus allowing you to access the drive content normally.
The installation process does not pose any problem and the software is even more easy to use. The clean interface only comprises a pane where a list of all the detected drives is displayed, together with the 'Fix' button.
Simply choose the drive that you want to repair and press the button to let the software do its magic and restore the original settings. If no problem is detected, a notification message pops up, to let you know that no changes are made to the system.
It is important to keep in mind that this tool cannot remove the malware, but only tries to repair the registry entries for that particular drive. Thus, in case the problem reappears after computer restart, you are advised to run a thorough scan on your system using a professional, advanced security software.
All in all, FixDrive is a simple and easy to use tool that you can use to repair the drive access settings, thus allowing it to open as it should. Although it does not promise you the permanent removal of the error, it is worth trying.