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12-Jun-2010, 10:20 AM #1
Solved: Explorer.exe not responding
I'm running Vista Home premium. I was playing around with some icon files and ran a batch process to extract .png images from .ico files (about 200 of them!). Like an idiot I set the output directory as my desktop by mistake which led to the desktop to freeze for an age although everything else was functioning.

I have rebooted numerous times and checked my msconfig file for any discrepancies but now every time I restart there is a black desktop with no icons, the task bar loads but on right or left clicking it I get the dialogue " The application is not responding. The program may respond again if you wait." When I click "end process" it stops explorer but it does not restart (I can get it back from Task manager\ New Task), clicking "cancel" just removes the dialogue box.

I have gone into the desktop folder and removed the 3000 .png files that were in there but that did not help. Any ideas please?
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12-Jun-2010, 12:35 PM #2
http://smallvoid.com/article/windows-icon-cache.html

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/11...e-rebuild.html

may need to set up another account and use that one trasnsfering your files so that the old account is not hidden
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13-Jun-2010, 06:28 AM #3
Thanks for the response. I will keep those links handy as they do seem useful. I got impatient and did a system restore that luckily was only from a couple days ago and all is well again.
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