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Windows Explorer Shuts Down Every Time I Try To Access A Folder


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#1 krahzee1

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 11:03 PM

the "my music" folder within my "my documents" folder causes windows explorer to shut down every time I try to access it. I've scanned with AVG, HouseCall, Ad-Aware, Spybot, Panda, one that begins with a K.

everything but avg locks up when it reaches that folder and avg doesn't detect anything in it

I'm willing to delete the file entirely but I can't get that far even, it's gotten kinda ridiculous

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Posted 12 November 2005 - 11:45 PM

Better do this:
  • Clean your internet cache and temporary files:
    Click Start and Run then type in cleanmgr this will start the windows disk cleanup tool.
    Tick the boxes beside Temporary internet Files, Recycle Bin and Temporary Files then click OK

  • Schedule an Error Check (Scandisk).
    How to find scandisk: Start>My Computer. Right click the C: drive then Properties>Tools tab, click on Check Now. In the window that opens tick 'Automatically fix file system errors' and 'Scan for and attempt recovery of bad sectors'. When you click 'Start' Windows will say the error checker cannot run now and do you want it to run at the next boot? Click 'yes' and then reboot.

  • When that's finished reboot in Safe Mode and do a defrag.
    If you are not sure how to boot in Safe Mode there is a tutorial here: Safe Mode
    Start > Programs > Accessories > System Tools > Disk Defragmenter
    They will take some time but at least you will know your hard drive is working correctly and tidied up.

  • Reboot and see if there's any improvement.
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