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Explorer shuts it or not!

by Doug / December 14, 2004 12:53 AM PST

I downloaded an update to a small program. Then I went into "My Downloads", right clicked, clicked on Send To, clicked on my A drive, it gave me the screen about the file was already there and all the info about its size and date. When I clicked on the button to replace the old with the new file I got the yellow triangle with the exclimation mark saying "Explorer has caused an error in <unknown>. Explorer will now close. It goes on to say that if you contunue to have the problem just reboot; whick I did several times and still had the same problem. I tried going through Windows Explorer by dragging it onto my A drive and got the same error.

How can you fix it whith the "error in <unknown>."

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Re: Explorer shuts it or not!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 14, 2004 1:39 AM PST

You didn't share what program this was, it's web site and more.

But if you want to press your luck, MOVEONBOOT can delete the file in the target directory, as well as move it on another boot.

No one knows the end result yet.


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Explorer shuts it or not!
by Doug / December 14, 2004 2:07 PM PST

I do not know what MOVEONBOOT is. I was trying to copy a program from My Downloads (QikFix from Easy Desk software), on my desktop, to my A drive by right clicking and using Send To. But I don't think it makes much difference what the program is because I tried to use Windows Explorer to move another file from one pane to another by clicking on it in the right-hand pane and dragging it to my A drive in the left-hand pane. . .got the same error message.

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Let me introduce
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 14, 2004 8:14 PM PST

When you see a CAPITALIZED word in many posts here, or a reference to software that you don't know about, use to find it.

It's my choice to guide but not hand out step by step solutions.


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Let me introduce.....
by Doug / December 15, 2004 2:11 AM PST

How sweet of you!

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