SOLIDWORKS PDM One Click Open Files

Recently with all of the Windows upgrades we have been receiving support calls regarding why some/all files are opening from the vault with one click. Although this is not a PDM setting but rather a Windows one, we thought we would share the most common solution to this issue. Below are a few screen shots of there that setting in windows is and how to correct it for the entire vault.

To begin, below is a screenshot of my local vault (at the root, this is an important step) with the Organize menu displayed in the top left corner. Here you will select “Change folder and search options”.


Here, on the general tab of Change folder and search options is the radio button that is most likely causing the issue. Be sure that you options are always set to the double click radio button and hit apply and that’s it!


Aleks Vicentic| Consultant – PLM Solutions
Inflow Technology


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