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  1. MeganC

    MeganC Thread Starter

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    I apologize in advance if this is detailed but I've tried to fix this a lot of ways and am still coming up short.

    2 days ago, my Windows Explorer kept crashing and restarting, crashing and restarting. I tried a number of suggested things online and finally it stopped after I uninstalled an add-on for youtube on Mozilla.

    Unfortunately, one of the other fixes I found and attempted was: go to Computer > Organize > Folder and Search Options > View > check Always show icons and never thumbnails > uncheck Display file icons on thumbnails
    After I did this, everything went pretty big and semi-blurry on my computer...and long story short, I can't get it to go back to the original settings.

    What I've done since then:
    1) tried to restore default settings through the same process as above
    2) changed the resolution, which helped it become smaller but it is still somewhat wide and blurry
    3) gone to Windows Color and Appearance via Control Panel to change the effects under clear type
    4) gone to Display Settings via Control Panel and messed around with no luck

    As a caveat, I am currently teaching English in South Korea so taking it in somewhere is kind of a bust.
    If you could help me in any way, I would consider you a best friend and wizard and love you forever. Please take pity on me during this holiday season. A million thanks in advance!
     
  2. RaytheBear

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    Have you tried a System Restore to a point before Windows Explorer started to crash?
     
  3. MeganC

    MeganC Thread Starter

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    I have not...but I need to go back at least a week to do a System Restore and am having problems creating a restore point manually from the past. Any suggestions?? Thanks so much for your help!
     
  4. RaytheBear

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    You do not Create a Restore point, when you bring up the Restore Dialog box (can be done by clicking on the Start button and type Restore in the Search box and you should get the System Restore option, click on it) and if you do not see an Older date that you require, there should be a Box at or near the bottom that says something like
    "Show more restore points" put a checkmark and hopefully you will be shown more restore points.

    Good luck
    Ray
     
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