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Windows explorer crashes

After opening a folder windows explorer crashes after being open for a few seconds.

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To get back the Windows Explorer Service running, Run "explorer.exe" in Start--> Run . If you could not access it Press Ctrl+ Alt+ DEL and then go to File --> Run and then enter "explorer" and press OK. Now you can get back the Desktop running.

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Crome not opening


There can be several reasons why Google Chrome may be crashing on your computer. One of the main reasons can be your browser user profile is corrupted. You can try creating a new browser user profile and see if that resolves the issue. To do this, you can follow the steps below:
1. Exit Google Chrome completely.
2. Open Windows Explorer by pressing Windows key + E simultaneously.
3. Go to the address bar of Windows Explorer and enter the following address:
For Windows XP users:
%USERPROFILE%\Local Settings\Application Data\Google\Chrome\User Data\
For Windows Vista/ 7/ 8 users:
%LOCALAPPDATA%\Google\Chrome\User Data\
4. Locate the folder called "Default" in the directory window that opens and rename it as "Backup default."
5. Try opening Google Chrome again. A new "Default" folder is automatically created as you start using the browser.
The following link can be helpful:
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/142059?hl=en

You may also have a look at the following links:
https://support.google.com/chrome/answer/142063?hl=en
https://support.google.com/chrome/table/3097302?hl=en

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Dec 02, 2014 | Computers & Internet

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How to fix Explorer crashes that are due to video codecs in XP


Recently I have been coming across a growing problem with Explorer crashing while trying to view videos or opening a video folder.

This is to do with a media dll file that is clashing with video codecs or just basically becoming corrupt.

We all need video and audio codecs to listen to and watch our videos. Whether you download a music video from iTunes or just back up an old DVD to your computer.

The problem itself is caused when Windows trys to show the thumbnail of the video and then Explorer crashes.

To resolve the problem I have found that if you have videos dotted around in different folders. Rearrange the files into managable folders in a folder called Videos for example.
Then, click on the Start Menu and then select Run. In the Run box type "reg svr /u shmedia.dll" (without quotation marks) and hit the enter key. A command line window will pop up and then dissapear very fast. This just means the fix is applied.

This should resolve Explorer crashing.

After that I would then set about updating to the latest codecs. I recommend XP Codec Pack.
Click on the link that I have provided below to download XP Codec Pack.





http://www.xpcodecpack.com/download





XP Codec Pack can be installed on XP, Vista and Win 7 without running the program in compatibility mode.

If you would like to leave a comment regarding this tip please don't hesitate to leave note.

on Feb 04, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Set a new Windows Explorer launch folder When you run Windows Explorer, it...


Set a new Windows Explorer launch folder When you run Windows Explorer, it always opens to the Libraries folder. That's fine if you use Microsoft's default file organization, which designates Libraries as the overall container for your folders. But what if you don't? You might prefer to have Windows Explorer open to Computer or any other folder you choose. Here's how to do it:

1. Right-click the Windows Explorer icon on the taskbar (it's the one that looks like a folder), and then right-click the Windows Explorer icon from the context menu that appears and select Properties. The Windows Explorer Properties dialog box appears.

2. You'll have to edit the Target field on the Shortcut tab of this dialog box in order to change the default location at which Explorer opens.

If you want Explorer to open to a specific folder, simply enter the name of the folder, substituting your folder name for Folder, below, like this:
%windir%\explorer.exe c:\Folder


So to open Explorer to the folder named Budget, you would type this in the Target field:
%windir%\explorer.exe c:\Budget


If you want Explorer to open to special, pre-set locations, such as Computer, you'll need to enter special syntax in the Target field. Following is a list of three common locations and the syntax to use, followed by the syntax for the Libraries folder in case you ever want to revert to the default.
  • Computer: %windir%\explorer.exe ::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
  • My Documents:%windir%\explorer.exe ::{450D8FBA-AD25-11D0-98A8-0800361B1103}
  • Network: %windir%\explorer.exe ::{208D2C60-3AEA-1069-A2D7-08002B30309D}
  • Libraries: %SystemRoot%\explorer.exe

3. After you've changed the Target field, click OK. Next time you launch Windows Explorer, it will open to the new location you've designated.

on Jan 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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I wish to transfer my photograph captured in d60 nikon camera into my computer please help


Normally, this type of cameras are provided with USB port end cords, so that you can connect the camera to your PC. Simply connect your camera with this USB cord to your computer, and your computer will detect your camera as a removable device after a few seconds. An autoplay window will be shown (if the option is activated form your PC), then click on the 'Open files with explorer' and a new window will open. Open the folder containing your pictures, find it out and simply copy and paste it to your hard drive folders.

Dec 12, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Get crash ID's


To get your crash ID's go to about:crashes in your firefox location bar. Copy and paste ID into post, when support is needed.


If you are unable to do this...

In Linux:
  1. Open up home folder
  2. Click "View"
  3. Click "Show Hidden Files"
  4. Find the folder ".mozilla"
  5. Open the folder up
  6. Look for "Firefox" folder
  7. Open "Firefox" folder
  8. Open Crash Reports folder
  9. Right click on file
  10. Click "Rename"
  11. Copy entire name.
  12. Paste into post.


In Windows Vista
  1. Click "Start" (Windows Orb)
  2. In search box, enter %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Crash Reports\
  3. Press enter
  4. Right click on file
  5. Click "Rename'
  6. Copy entire file name
  7. Enter in post
In Windows XP/2000

  1. Click "Start"
  2. Click "Run"
  3. Enter %APPDATA%\Mozilla\Firefox\Crash Reports in "Run" window
  4. Press enter
  5. Right click on file
  6. Click "Rename'
  7. Copy entire file name
  8. Enter in post

on Jun 20, 2009 | Mozilla Firefox

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Windows explorer opens in ''my documents''. Running XP


Hi there and welcome at Fixya, the support team (lfete)

Windows explorer open in a default Folder and at your computer it opens in My Documents- folder, you kan also open windows explorer in Start (and) Music, Documents, Pictures and My Computer- folder.

Hope it helps
IF NOT then try to return here

Have a nice time over there

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Mar 09, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Hard drive crashes in windows explorer when i


firstly check for virus before opening a anything, secondly these particular HDDs are notorious for overheating so it could be that yours is about to die. i think earlier models also came with the option to connect to the pc via usb2, have you tried that if possible?

Nov 22, 2009 | Seagate FreeAgent Pro - 500GB, 7200 RPM,...

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Windows explorer must shut down (when file is clicked on)


We need more information to diagnose this crash issue, as it could have many causes. Please click here and follow the instructions to use the event viewer to find the event error id code and report back with any error codes that coincide with your explorer crashes...
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