Selected subfolder is highlighted unexpectedly when you select the parent folder in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

Symptoms

Consider the following scenario:

  • You expand a folder that contains subfolders in Windows Explorer on a computer that is running Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2.

  • You select a subfolder in the right-side pane.

  • You select the parent folder of the subfolder in the navigation pane.

In this scenario, both the parent folder and the subfolder are highlighted. However, the parent folder should be highlighted and the subfolder should be shaded

Note If you are using the Windows Classic theme, when you select a file in a parent folder in Windows Explorer and then select the parent folder, both the file and the parent folder are highlighted. However, the parent folder should be highlighted and the file should be shaded.

Resolution

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing the problem described in this article. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft website:

http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=supportNote The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

To apply this hotfix, you must be running one of the following operating systems:

  • Windows 7

  • Windows 7 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

  • Windows Server 2008 R2

  • Windows Server 2008 R2 Service Pack 1 (SP1)

For more information about how to obtain a Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2 service pack, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

976932 Information about Service Pack 1 for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Registry information

To apply the hotfix in this package, you do not have to make any changes to the registry.

Restart requirement

You must restart the computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace a previously released hotfix.

File information

The global version of this hotfix installs files that have the attributes that are listed in the following tables. The dates and the times for these files are listed in Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). The dates and the times for these files on your local computer are displayed in your local time together with your current daylight saving time (DST) bias. Additionally, the dates and the times may change when you perform certain operations on the files.

Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2 file information notes


Important Windows 7 hotfixes and Windows Server 2008 R2 hotfixes are included in the same packages. However, hotfixes on the Hotfix Request page are listed under both operating systems. To request the hotfix package that applies to one or both operating systems, select the hotfix that is listed under "Windows 7/Windows Server 2008 R2" on the page. Always refer to the "Applies To" section in articles to determine the actual operating system that each hotfix applies to.

  • The files that apply to a specific product, SR_Level (RTM, SPn), and service branch (LDR, GDR) can be identified by examining the file version numbers as shown in the following table.

    Version

    Product

    SR_Level

    Service branch

    6.1.760
    0.
    21xxx

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    RTM

    LDR

    6.1.760
    1.
    21xxx

    Windows 7 and Windows Server 2008 R2

    SP1

    LDR

  • The MANIFEST files (.manifest) and the MUM files (.mum) that are installed for each environment are listed separately in the "Additional file information for Windows Server 2008 R2 and for Windows 7" section. MUM and MANIFEST files, and the associated security catalog (.cat) files, are extremely important to maintain the state of the updated components. The security catalog files, for which the attributes are not listed, are signed with a Microsoft digital signature.

For all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Actxprxy.dll

6.1.7600.21110

309,760

20-Dec-2011

05:34

Explorerframe.dll

6.1.7600.21110

1,501,696

20-Dec-2011

05:35

Explorerframe.dll

6.1.7601.21880

1,499,136

20-Dec-2011

07:01

For all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Actxprxy.dll

6.1.7600.21110

957,952

20-Dec-2011

06:25

x64

Explorerframe.dll

6.1.7600.21110

1,866,240

20-Dec-2011

06:27

x64

Explorerframe.dll

6.1.7601.21880

1,867,776

20-Dec-2011

06:16

x64

Explorerframe.dll

6.1.7600.21110

1,501,696

20-Dec-2011

05:35

x86

Explorerframe.dll

6.1.7601.21880

1,499,136

20-Dec-2011

07:01

x86

For all supported IA-64–based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

File version

File size

Date

Time

Platform

Actxprxy.dll

6.1.7600.21110

1,007,104

20-Dec-2011

05:13

IA-64

Explorerframe.dll

6.1.7600.21110

3,810,304

20-Dec-2011

05:14

IA-64

Explorerframe.dll

6.1.7601.21880

3,810,816

20-Dec-2011

05:15

IA-64

Explorerframe.dll

6.1.7600.21110

1,501,696

20-Dec-2011

05:35

x86

Explorerframe.dll

6.1.7601.21880

1,499,136

20-Dec-2011

07:01

x86

Status

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies to" section.

More Information

For more information about software update terminology, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:

824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Additional file information

Additional file information for Windows 7 and for Windows Server 2008 R2

Additional files for all supported x86-based versions of Windows 7

File name

X86_6d02ae8a14262287169e19ec95374fdd_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21110_none_7844a5f5f99b1e84.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

700

Date (UTC)

20-Dec-2011

Time (UTC)

18:04

File name

X86_b838d0048330659c490bb021c654b8ac_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21880_none_7e5af7019d8b2a8b.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

701

Date (UTC)

20-Dec-2011

Time (UTC)

18:04

File name

X86_be7f75380a9f686da09d15cf001eafa7_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21110_none_3a8547b7543fe2f7.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,045

Date (UTC)

20-Dec-2011

Time (UTC)

18:04

File name

X86_dce1344bccf2310d04da4440f19ac8f0_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21110_none_28e49efeac630cd9.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

701

Date (UTC)

20-Dec-2011

Time (UTC)

18:04

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-activexproxy_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21110_none_12b4b7e664876bb3.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

475,993

Date (UTC)

20-Dec-2011

Time (UTC)

06:15

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-explorerframe_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21110_none_c3238dd9ee0dfbf7.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

46,850

Date (UTC)

20-Dec-2011

Time (UTC)

06:16

File name

X86_microsoft-windows-explorerframe_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21880_none_c4be6349eb6cf838.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

46,850

Date (UTC)

20-Dec-2011

Time (UTC)

07:40

Additional files for all supported x64-based versions of Windows 7 and of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

Amd64_2c0c0e86430d53d2a2e115a766149ee4_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21110_none_5f2875c66ee262bb.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

704

Date (UTC)

20-Dec-2011

Time (UTC)

18:04

File name

Amd64_4e73275a80f757a3fbb9e1d5bd07e32e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21880_none_2f560ae5dceb4090.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,052

Date (UTC)

20-Dec-2011

Time (UTC)

18:04

File name

Amd64_6d02ae8a14262287169e19ec95374fdd_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21110_none_d4634179b1f88fba.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

702

Date (UTC)

20-Dec-2011

Time (UTC)

18:04

File name

Amd64_af9300794cef6ed3e7c59ed49f12723e_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21110_none_e40677baaf90a2ce.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,048

Date (UTC)

20-Dec-2011

Time (UTC)

18:04

File name

Amd64_b8408e2bc5fd7113ba9cd4b5b7140558_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21110_none_d4bda93bb8d5834f.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,052

Date (UTC)

20-Dec-2011

Time (UTC)

18:04

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-activexproxy_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21110_none_6ed3536a1ce4dce9.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

475,995

Date (UTC)

20-Dec-2011

Time (UTC)

07:03

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-explorerframe_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21110_none_1f42295da66b6d2d.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

46,854

Date (UTC)

20-Dec-2011

Time (UTC)

07:05

File name

Amd64_microsoft-windows-explorerframe_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21880_none_20dcfecda3ca696e.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

46,854

Date (UTC)

20-Dec-2011

Time (UTC)

08:14

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-explorerframe_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21110_none_2996d3afdacc2f28.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

46,504

Date (UTC)

20-Dec-2011

Time (UTC)

05:58

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-explorerframe_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21880_none_2b31a91fd82b2b69.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

46,504

Date (UTC)

20-Dec-2011

Time (UTC)

07:24

Additional files for all supported IA-64–based versions of Windows Server 2008 R2

File name

Ia64_8c930680c37534634fcb061515468bf4_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21110_none_c2e85febe433fa40.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,739

Date (UTC)

20-Dec-2011

Time (UTC)

18:03

File name

Ia64_9e41c54721e50fbf17950ecd66975161_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21880_none_41ae22146e7e3f89.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

1,050

Date (UTC)

20-Dec-2011

Time (UTC)

18:03

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-activexproxy_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21110_none_12b65bdc648574af.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

475,994

Date (UTC)

20-Dec-2011

Time (UTC)

07:02

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-explorerframe_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21110_none_c32531cfee0c04f3.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

46,852

Date (UTC)

20-Dec-2011

Time (UTC)

07:03

File name

Ia64_microsoft-windows-explorerframe_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21880_none_c4c0073feb6b0134.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

46,852

Date (UTC)

20-Dec-2011

Time (UTC)

08:13

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-explorerframe_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7600.21110_none_2996d3afdacc2f28.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

46,504

Date (UTC)

20-Dec-2011

Time (UTC)

05:58

File name

Wow64_microsoft-windows-explorerframe_31bf3856ad364e35_6.1.7601.21880_none_2b31a91fd82b2b69.manifest

File version

Not applicable

File size

46,504

Date (UTC)

20-Dec-2011

Time (UTC)

07:24

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