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Windows Explorer Crashes!

I have been dealing with this issue for a LONG time now, and have never found a solution...So, I'm asking this learned community!

When I am in Windows Explorer looking for, or managing files, it sometimes will just go away...disappear, then I watch all of the windows go away momentarily, then come back (apparently Explorer restarts itself, otherwise I would not see the other windows). When the system finishes resetting itself (explorer starts), the Windows Explorer instance that I was in is no longer there. I have to start another instance and then hope it doesn't happen again. Sometimes it happens when I am in the middle of copying files from one disk or folder to another.

Has anyone out there experienced this? I have tried to reinstall SP1 and patches, have browsed and searched and never seen any problems the same as this. I keep my virus software and firewall up to date, and I run spybot regularly, so I'm pretty sure it's not viral.

Thanks,
Tim

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"Has anyone out there experienced this?"

Yes. And I keep a demo of it handy when I travel to show to any Redmondite I run over. I can crash Explorer on demand by a single click on a corrupt (to Microsoft) Jpeg, Mpeg and other formats. Explorer doesn't handle such with any grace.

To work around the issue, I find these files and recompress them or treat them with care.

The final workaround is to use a file browser/manager. Explorer is not a "real" file manager and easy to show since it adds items to display lists, hides files even when we tell it not to.

There is no known cure yet.

Bob

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(NT) (NT) ...and a good file browser/manager is?

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(NT) (NT) .and a good file browser/manager is your choice.

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I experience this simply opening cascading folders, either by double clicking or right clicking and selecting open. I think the event # in the sys error log for this is 7000, but none has occurred in a couple days so I can't confirm that. I think I will see if it goes away with SP2, and if not pick up one of the suggested file browsers.

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Well, it's good to know that I'm not alone in my extreme frustration!

I guesss I never looked for an alternate file manager/browser either. years ago I used a good one by PCTools. Thanks for giving me a jump-start!

Thanks Bob.

Tim

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my choice? up until 5 minutes ago I didn't know I had one!

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Any recommendations on a good (as in free) reliable one?

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While I use Gupta's Navigator, it's not everyone's cup of tea. There are a few hundred file managers out there.

Happy hunting, it's wabbit season...

Bob

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