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Windows Explorer random closing

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by CaptainChaos, Nov 10, 2011.

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  1. CaptainChaos

    CaptainChaos Thread Starter

    Sep 11, 2009
    I have scanned & saved hundreds of family photos and am trying to reorder them so I don't have duplicates etc. etc.

    When doing this, I get the "Windows Explorer has enountered a problem & has to close". I click "ok" and it closes and then comes back with the normal home screen (all icons present & correct). If I try to do the same file reordering, it does it again, so I can't finish what I started.

    I understand that the most likely cause is a shell extension somewhere causing this to happen.

    I have the shellxview programme which comes up with over 100 shell extensions. It was also suggested to disable some of them & see if that solves the problem.

    1) Can I disable ALL of them & enable them one by one, or will that just stop my computer working?
    2) Which ones are more likely to cause this problem?
    3) I also get Explorer closing when I go into a folder with avi's in it. Is this related, do you think?

    Any help & idiots guide will help greatly, thanks!

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