Quote: Originally Posted by azmizryk
ufff i need the thumbnail view...any other solution??
I realize that's what you want. But something in one or more picture files in that folder is broken or corrupted or something. Whatever the problem, it's causing the COM Surrogate crash.
So the goal here is to find out which picture file is the culprit, and get rid of it... assuming you want the thumbnail icons. If you don't care, and can use List or Details view, you won't get the crash even leaving that bad picture file in the folder, since with List or Details no thumbnail icons are required to be built by COM Surrogate.
As I suggested, since the presentation order is normally alphabetical by default, I would guess that the population of thumbnails when you open the folder with Explorer would stop when the COM Surrogate crash occurs. If you OK to that message, the thumbnail population should continue on, but I would think the problem picture file will not have a thumbnail. So it should be recognizable easily.
Or, you might create a second empty folder with an icon view, while having the original source folder (with the broken picture in it) in list or details view. Then drag/drop one or several picture files at a time from your current folder to the new folder. With each drop, if an icon view is in effect for the new folder Explorer should again try to build the thumbnail icon. And again, everything should go well until you drop the broken picture file, when I would guess you'll again get the COM Surrogate crash... and you'll again now know that the one you just dropped (or one of several that you just dropped) is the broken culprit.
Again, this is just another way to find the broken picture file which is at the root of your COM Surrogate crash problem. Getting this file out of this folder is your solution, so finding it is your goal to fix your problem. Once you get rid of it, you will no longer have the COM Surrogate crash when opening the folder with Explorer even when you are using an icon thumbnail view since there will no longer be a broken file in that folder.
That's my guess.