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by RVajravelu / June 9, 2004 1:13 AM PDT

I have been having problems with Explorer recently. I think I might have found out how to fix the problem on another post. The solution involves creating a registry file. Can someone outline how to do this. I've pasted the contents of the instructions. Thank you!

Do you have the program SafeGuard Pop-up Blocker installed onto your system? If you do, uninstall it. Also create a blank REG file and insert the following lines.



[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\explorer\Browser Helper Objects\{6CDF3C49-20E6-48d7-811B-9F5DD17F1D90}]

After you have done this run the REG file to insert the information into the Registry and Reboot your computer. This will remove all references to the bad DLL that is registered in your system. The bad DLL is located in the WINDOWS/SYSTEM folder and is named SFG****.DLL. The asterisks represent different numbers and characters associated with the file because they are different on each computer.

Good luck

I have tried this on at several computers and it has solved all of my problems that I have had with the same problem.

Posted by: jwrbtsn Posted on: 06/08/2004 11:52 AM

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Re:Registry Files
by Kees Bakker / June 9, 2004 5:01 AM PDT
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Open Notepad. Copy the contents of the reg-file-to-be in it. everything from REGEDIT4 up to the last line of the block ending in Safeguard]). If necessary, delete the new line between Helper and Objects (they should be on the same line, with only a space separating them).

Then save the file as, say, "mypatch.reg" (including quotes, or it will become mypatch.reg.txt, which isn't correct, of course.
Then locate the file in Windows Explorer, and execute it by double clicking on it. That's all.

Hope it works.


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Re:Re:Registry Files
by leegk / June 10, 2004 12:50 AM PDT
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When I renamed using the quotes, it said that I couldn't rename a file using symbols. I can't get rid of the .txt extension

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I'm sorry to say. . .
by Cursorcowboy / June 10, 2004 3:24 AM PDT
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When I renamed using the quotes, it said that I couldn't rename a file using symbols. I can't get rid of the .txt extension

you didn't follow the instructions Kees used:

Then save the file as, say, "mypatch.reg" (including quotes, or it will become mypatch.reg.txt, which isn't correct, of course.

If you had clicked File, Save As from the toolbar in Notepad and entered the name wanted, -- with the quotes-- it would have actually save it without any quotations with the file name.

If there is a file now with quotation marks, deleting, renaming it, and etc., is an entirely different story.
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by Kees Bakker / June 10, 2004 4:41 AM PDT
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Open a command window, go to right folder (cd command) and type a command like:
rename mypatch.reg.txt mypatch.reg
This does exactly what you expect it to do: gone is the .txt extension.

But you can do it in Explorer just as well. Just set Explorer to NOT hide known extensions, and rename as you would do any other rename. This really is elementary.


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by leegk / June 10, 2004 1:30 PM PDT
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thanks for your help! my folders finally open again.

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(NT) Glad I could help.
by Kees Bakker / June 10, 2004 5:47 PM PDT
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A more ''logical'' process
by Cursorcowboy / June 9, 2004 8:24 AM PDT
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is to search using the Windows Find function for any file titled, SFG* first. If not, you probably wouldn't need to do anything else.

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