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Windows 7: Chrome crashes on search for gmail file attachment

11 Dec 2009   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
Chrome crashes on search for gmail file attachment

Running gmail in Google Chrome on 64-bit Windows 7 Home Premium, when attaching a file to your email, you search for that file in the Windows file/open dialog, fail to find it, then widen the search by clicking on "Search Again in:" Computer, Chrome will crash 100% of the time. The entire browser goes down, not just the current tab. IE8 8.00.7600.16385 does not crash, nor does FireFox 3.5.5.

Replication scenario:

(1) Run Chrome on Win7 Home Edition Premium 64-bit
(2) Compose email in gmail
(3) Click "Attach file" link
(4) Click "Choose file" button
(5) In Windows file/open dialog, type non-existent filename in upper right search box
(6) After file isn't found, under "Search again in:", click the "Computer" icon
(7) The search may (a) never comes back, or (b) find nothing
(8) In either case upon closing the dialog box, Chrome will crash.

Additional config details:

Aero features enabled, Windows search indexing enabled for most of C: and E: drives.

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11 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit

One more item: I rebuilt indexes and problem still happens. However a few times after letting the "Search again" phase run it didn't crash unless I let it run about 20 sec or more before closing the file/open dialog. But in general it crashes after letting the "Search again" phase run for 1-2 sec, then closing the file/open dialog.

Note the search itself hangs, never completing with "Searching..." displayed indefinitely.
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11 Dec 2009   #3


You might get more luck here because there are more avid Chrome addicts there...
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