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Accessing public folder freezes computer.

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by Myhand636, Jul 15, 2009.

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  1. Myhand636

    Myhand636 Thread Starter

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    I have a public folder on my computer, with some media.

    It is set to read only, and not password protected. I have no firewalls.

    If someone is on my network, sees my computer and opens the Public Folder, my computer freezes, and the Windows Explorer window becomes "not responding"

    Any ideas?
     
  2. Myhand636

    Myhand636 Thread Starter

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    bumpity
     
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    Myhand636 Thread Starter

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    anyone?

    Sorry for the triple post but this got ignored.
     
  4. TerryNet

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    Bumping your thread as you have done is appropriate.

    Your thread has been seen by a couple dozen people, so I don't think it has been "ignored"; the lack of response is probably nobody has any ideas. I searched a little and all I found is a few other people with somewhat similar problems, but no solutions.

    Since you are desperate for ideas I'll advance the theory that it is one type of file that is causing Vista to get tied in knots. What kinds of files (.wav, .jpg, .avi, etc.) do you have in the Public folder?

    My suggestion is to move all files out of the folder and have somebody remotely access the folder. Then move one type of file back in and have somebody test. Repeat until the seize-up recurs.

    If my theory is right the type of file may lead to some clue.
     
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