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Microsoft reissues Windows Explorer patch

Two weeks after releasing MS06-015, "Vulnerability in Windows Explorer Could Allow Remote Code Execution, Microsoft has re-released the patch with fixes that address a number of complaints.

Some users running Hewlett-Packard's Share-to-Web software found that they are unable to open the My Documents folder and that Microsoft Office apps may stop functioning when they attempt to open the My Documents folder.

These users also noted an inability to open documents with Microsoft Office apps. Also, manually typing an Internet address into Internet Explorer had no effect, using the Send To function after right-clicking had no effect, opening the contents of a condensed folder in Windows Explorer had no effect, and non-Microsoft apps failed when users attempted to save a file to the My Documents folder.

Microsoft says the new patch will remediate these problems.