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I can't open a folder which contains 15 GB of movies!! HELP!

by meshoome12 / July 13, 2009 3:29 PM PDT

when i open the folder the system hangs, and closes the window automatically.
i cant access those file even if i search them.
please help. i use XP. i have tried virus searches using net protector but found nothing!

please help.

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A known problem
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / July 13, 2009 8:56 PM PDT

It may be a corrupted file.

Windows Explorer, (what is commonly used when opening folders in XP, and includes My Documents, My Pictures, My Videos, etc), will try and render the video files in a folder if the "Folder View" is set to Thumbnails. If it comes across a corrupted video file, typically a .avi file, Explorer often fails.

The solution is to find that corrupted file and delete it. But that's the difficulty. How can you find a 'possibly corrupted' file if you cannot open the folder it is in.

The trick is to fool Explorer. Open Explorer into any other folder. Make sure the folder's View is set to Details, then goto Tools > Folder options, and select the option to "Display all folders the same", (the wording may be different).

See if that works.

Mark

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it didnt work
by meshoome12 / July 14, 2009 3:47 AM PDT
In reply to: A known problem

it didnt work. i know for sure that all the files are non corrupted. I had checked each one for film quality earlier. i used a software called cucusoft for converting .avi to vcd format and thats when the problem first occurred. when i was browsing to get the address of the file through the application's browser, this problem occured. now i have uninstalled the program but the problem persists.


when i ran an antivirus scan using avg free, it said that explorer.exe was infiected. process id 3000. are the two related?

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It is possible to infect a machine via an avi file.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2009 3:53 AM PDT
In reply to: it didnt work
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the problem didnt start till i used cucusoft
by meshoome12 / July 14, 2009 4:06 AM PDT

the software i mentioned started the problem. the same .avi file worked fine till i tried cucusoft. and its nothing like the video.

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cucusoft is spammed here a lot.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2009 4:18 AM PDT

My opinion is not something I will post.

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just help me plz
by meshoome12 / July 14, 2009 4:21 AM PDT

i can't even open my computer, sometimes that too makes the system hang!

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I offered a try this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2009 4:24 AM PDT
In reply to: just help me plz

And the results?

As to your toasted machine, go back to before cucu-days.

Of course you can reload the OS, restore from backups, etc?

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anything else
by meshoome12 / July 14, 2009 4:25 AM PDT
In reply to: I offered a try this.

is there anything else?? and if i take a backup of my stuff wont the cucu-crap come along too?

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Did you try the suggestion?
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 14, 2009 4:28 AM PDT
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If not, please tell.

Also, your backup or system restore would be prior to the disaster. I guess that could be unclear to some.

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