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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Stopped Responding

12 Mar 2012   #11
Golden
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ult. x64
 
 

Seavixens steps are the only steps that should be taken to fix a broken Windows Explorer.

Do not make the mistake of installing so-called custom Windows Explorer, or taking up an offer to receive files relating to such customisation - you have no idea what could be buried in the code.

Regards,
Golden


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12 Mar 2012   #12
addas

Windows 8 Pro with WMC 64-bit
 
 

Yes Golden is right, It may contain viruses, if you don't trust the owner. If you feel unsafe you can ask Microsoft to give you a Windows Explorer (explorer.exe).
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12 Mar 2012   #13
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by addas View Post
Hey demetroman,
You can solve your problem by installing a theme, it will change your Windows Explorer to a new one, this may help!
My friends told me it is not illegal because it is a custom Windows Explorer! If you want it post that you want it and I will show you the steps!
Not a good idea. Windows explorer needs to work properly before trying a custom theme. As Golden says there are many poisoned themes which contains trojans, worm, or even a bad rootkit.
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12 Mar 2012   #14
addas

Windows 8 Pro with WMC 64-bit
 
 

Yes Britton30 I agree that it may contain viruses, worms, trojans, etc. , but he can get the theme from a trusted publisher and/or certified by Microsoft, Anyway if he feels unsafe he can ask Microsoft to get a Windows Explorer as I mentioned above (Microsoft will give you a safe Windows Explorer that contain no viruses, etc.).

Secondly, there is a registry trick to change the default Windows Explorer and/or theme.
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12 Mar 2012   #15
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Addas, we should get the system working properly before any trick and hacks are attempted.
Do you have a link for Microsoft Explorer?
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12 Mar 2012   #16
seavixen32

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

Personally, I wouldn't recommend registry hacks to anyone - it's just asking for trouble.

A repair install should solve most problems including putting the registry back on an even keel
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12 Mar 2012   #17
addas

Windows 8 Pro with WMC 64-bit
 
 

He can repair his system and run a Windows Explorer by buying Mini Windows XP bootable CD, so he can control the system and registry!

and as seavixen32 said to use Repair Install, it is a good idea too!
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