Explorer is well known to lock up on content it doesn't understand. AVI files are the most common reason.
This is where I'll look at the volume, drive, folder with other browsers like Gyula's Navigator to see if I can find the files that Explorer chokes on.
I am running a laptop with Win Vista premium. Recently, when I am trying to access my portable hard drive (seagate 500 GB) from my laptop, the windows explorer suddenly freezes and there's a green progress indicator at the address bar that doesn't complete. CPU usage goes up to 100%. To stop this, I would go to task manager and disable/enable win explorer. I checked the indexing and found out that it is turned off (I don't know if that has any relation to this).
I tried to defragment the drive, check for virus, but it's still the same.
Is there any way I can view the files from my Portable drive without windows explorer freezing?