Since you don't want the technical details I'll just give links about that but the issue is well known in support and Microsoft circles. Microsoft has not addressed this yet but here's the cause. A corrupt (according to Microsoft's terms) JPEG, image, AVI or such files will cause Explorer to crash and exit.
There is no fix today only workarounds from moving the file (technically hard for those that don't want to get technical) to other deeper technical solutions.
We all wish Microsoft would fix that.
More at http://forums.cnet.com/5238-7813-0.html?kw=Explorer+closes
I use an Acer Inspire computer which is just under 2 years old and am operating on Vister Home Premium. The computer has a 1g Memory and a 600g Hard Drive.
When I try to use Windows Explorer to perform any task on my computer I have problems inasmuch as Windows Explorer closes itself down. For example, if I bring up "Pictures ", select one of my stored images, select "File" on the task bar and try to delete the image. Windows Explorer simply closes. I get the same effect if I left click onto a desktop icon and try to select a task from the menu, eg. "Delete". Is there any way I can prevent this from happening or is there any way to restart Windows Explorer short of rebooting the computer every time?
I'm a bit of a beginner so nothing too technical please.