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Windows Explorer shuts down when "Videos" folder is opened

by kbithecrowing / August 11, 2009 12:04 PM PDT

Lately whenever I try to open my videos folder Windows Explorer has an error and restarts itself. I only have about 9 video files in the folder, half are movies and half are videos I took at concerts. I can't access the files before Windows restarts Explorer so basically right now the files are lost to me. Is there any way I can move the files in another way or fix this problem entirely?


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This is a well known issue.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 11, 2009 12:13 PM PDT

Explorer tries to decode the files and fails. Gyula's Navigator and maybe VLC Player can move or play such things until you figure out what CODEC is required.

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by kbithecrowing / August 11, 2009 12:39 PM PDT

how would i find the correct codec to fix the problem?

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Just a link to a codec inspector.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 11, 2009 10:55 PM PDT
In reply to: CODEC
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by kbithecrowing / August 12, 2009 1:38 AM PDT

my problem happens even before I try to open a file though, would this still help?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / August 12, 2009 5:09 AM PDT
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But it appears you didn't try the tool. My prediction could be wrong if it will help you identify the missing codec or not but it is the tool I use to find out which codec I need. Sorry again, I can tell you that it will fix your machine.

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explorer shuts down when opening video folder
by ani1409 / September 14, 2009 2:01 AM PDT

right click on the folder and use "open with media player"

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