JSI Tip 1557. Click the program you want to open with SHDOCVW.DLL?

If you receive the subject message when opening or exploring a folder, chances are that you installed IE 4.x, including the Windows Desktop Update, and the DesktopProcess key was already present in the registry.

To resolve the problem, use Regedt32 to navigate to:


and delete the DesktopProcess key.

Shutdown and restart Windows NT.

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