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Frustrated - Explorer crashes when i just highlight an AVI file

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by morland, Dec 17, 2007.

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  1. morland

    morland Thread Starter

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    Hi,

    I have set a file to be opened when I double click it. However as soon as I simply selected any video file (have noticed this problem mostly with avi files), explorer crashes. Any clues? Can some help me... want to rename my video files but simply can't because I select the file and even before I press F2 or right click (to rename)...the same explorer crash problem :(
     
  2. littlekira

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    You could try renaming the files from a command prompt in dos.
    ren file1 file2
     
  3. morland

    morland Thread Starter

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    Hi. Thanks for the reply but I was looking for a permanent and a better solution.

    For the benefit of other members: I came across a post and that probably has soved the problem. I ran the following command from Start | Run:
    "regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll"

    From what I understand, this command disables AVI preview; which might have been causeing the problem.
     
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