Can't open a folder in finder with a single click

Hi there! So I am a new user of Mac and I tried to change some of its settings on system preferences last night. When I am looking for something on the finder, I noticed that I can't click to open the folder. No matter how many times I clicked on it. So I clicked on the right side of my mouse and found out that the option "Open" is gone only "Open in New Tab" is there. It kind of bothered me because I don't want to keep adding new tabs. Please help!

If I understand your problem correctly the solution is to select the Finder menu and then Preferences. In the Dialog box a little more than 1/2 down there's a checkmark option Open folders in tabs instead of windows. Make sure that option is NOT check marked.

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