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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Stopped working when copying a zip file.

12 Oct 2014   #1
villagecs

Windows 7 64bit
 
 
Windows Explorer Stopped working when copying a zip file.

Hi all. Long time reader just signed up.

I'm having a very strange problem when trying to copy a zip file from one drive to another. I get "Windows Explorer has stopped responding" when trying to copy a zip file (I have WinRAR x64 installed). However, if I go into cmd and rename the ***.zip to ***.pih (or any other unidentified file extension) it copies no problem, and then I can rename it back to .zip and all is fine.

Does anyone have any idea why this is happening? I can get round it by renaming in cmd, but it's a bit of a pain.

Thanks in advance


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12 Oct 2014   #2
Berton

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Windows 8.1 64-bit, Mac OS X 10.10, Linux Mint 17, Windows 10 Pro TP
 
 

What size is the file? Does it happen with all .zip files? What type drives are involved in the Copy or Move process? WinRAR shouldn't be involved when it's only a file stored on a drive but you might try uninstalling WinRAR as a test. If that proves to be the issue might try 7-Zip or Zipeg, both free.
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13 Oct 2014   #3
villagecs

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

On this instance, it's from a network drive to a local drive. It used to happen with mkvs too, so I uninstalled a free movie player and that solved it. I'll try uninstalling winrar.

Other PCs on the network don't have the issue from the same drive.
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