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#1 Konadan

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 02:47 PM

I open a video folder, and before l can select a video to play, Win Explorer crashes. It doesn't happen in all video folders. Please help; it's driving me crazy!

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 03:13 PM

Go Start and in "Start search" type in:
cmd
Hold CTRL and SHIFT keys, press Enter
In command prompt window paste this:
regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll
Press Enter.

Restart computer.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 06:35 PM

Thanks for the post. I got this message:

"The module "shmedia.dll failed to load." Make sure the binary is stored at the specified path or debug to check for problems with the binary or dependent .dll files. The specified module could not be found"

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 07:18 PM

My fault. That's for XP.

In Vista....

Open Windows Explorer, go Tools>Folder options>View tab
Checkmark Always show icons, never thumbnails option.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 07:41 PM

That works...thank you!

My understanding is that the reason win explorer crashes is that it previews each file, and if the file is too big, and there isn't enough memory, win explore crashes.

I like the thumbnails. Is there a way to disable the preview function and keep the thumbnails?

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 09:20 PM

I'm glad, it worked :huh:

My understanding is that the reason win explorer crashes is that it previews each file, and if the file is too big, and there isn't enough memory, win explore crashes.

Exactly.

I like the thumbnails. Is there a way to disable the preview function and keep the thumbnails?


For movies, or pictures?

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:10 PM

I'ld like to have for both, bit video is probably prohibitive; so, pictures

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:16 PM

I suggest, you create several smaller folders for movies (Movies1, Movies 2, etc.), instead of one big folder and revers the change you just made in folder view.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:34 PM

Thanks, I'll try that. :huh: Don't know if this true or not, but...Is there a registry change that can made to stop the previewing?

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:37 PM

It may exist, but I never stumbled upon one.

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:42 PM

Thanks, again,Broni!

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Posted 05 April 2010 - 10:44 PM

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