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Windows Explorer crashing every time I open download folder

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by tsukihanyou, Dec 28, 2010.

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  1. tsukihanyou

    tsukihanyou Thread Starter

    Jul 22, 2007
    Hello all.
    I have been having an issue for the past couple of days. I cannot open my downloads folder. Since I'm using Chrome, this is a bit of a problem. Every time I open it, Windows Explorer restarts. It does not reopen the folder, however. I have run virus scans on the folder and my computer and found nothing. I have a x64 bit Windows 7 computer. It is a Compaq with 4 gigs of RAM.
    Any help would be appreciated.
    Thank you.
  2. RaytheBear


    Sep 13, 2010
    Just for an experiment, can you copy this downloaded folder to another folder, say a Temp folder or one that you created for yourself, if yes, then try opening your downloaded folder from there.
    This is just a test to see if your "Downloaded folder" might have some special Administrative rights or not.

    Good luck
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