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Windows 7: Explorer.exe server execution failed

21 Jan 2010   #11
sylvialdgsd

Windows 7
 
 
Thanks

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gigaherz View Post
Hello people,

I just today had this same problem in my Windows 7 profile.
The solution is to go to regedit, and change 2 keys to point to valid places:
Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\Personal
and
Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell  Folders\Personal
You can set back the defaults by looking at how the other entries in those keys look like.

I'm not enterely sure if the second one is necessary, but I changed both to point to valid places and it works now.
This worked for me. Many thanks


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15 Feb 2010   #12
sean222

Windows 7
 
 

Thank goodness for this thread, helped me figure out the problem. I actually installed a new DVD drive and instead of using the letter E: like the old DVD was, it decided to steal my Documents drive letter D: and left me baffled...lol.
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15 Feb 2010   #13
Stevy22

Windows 7 and MAC
 
 

Good Job Everyone!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
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10 Jun 2010   #14
Baharipet

windows 7 ultimate build 7600
 
 
explorer.exe for windows 7 32bit

hey all..
I want original explorer.exe for win 7 32bit...pleasee...
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11 Jun 2010   #15
acontrario

WINDWS 7 64
 
 
Explorer failed to open server execution failed - solved



Migrating my data folders from one PC to another (including My documents, My Picures, My downloads etc), I had used an external SATA HD drive (E: on new system) to store all this data. It was containing the My document etc well recognised by Win7 (location could be changed / moved by Windows properties features).

I copied all the data folders (except folders like My documents) to a HD in the PC (G:) separate from the OS drive and checked all visible folders & files were there.

I used Windows facility to move My documents on E: from external to internal drive F:.

All seemed to work so fine during and after.

Over confident in a hurry, I formated the external HD E: and disconected it.

After reboot, Explorer would not open and I had loads of problems with applications.

Looking at the registry, I saw loads of entries pointing to the old E: now disconnected

A changed the letter of the internal HD from G: to E: and reboot.

Still Explore was not working.

I used the solution provided above
i.e. modify the value of HKCU\Soft\MS\WS\Current User\Explorer\User Shell
and only that

and the miracle happened: it worked straight

I was considering reloading the system before that. So, thanks for this solution.
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12 Jun 2010   #16
sylvialdgsd

Windows 7
 
 

to Baharipet
If you want, you can send me your email and I'll send you a copy of the Explorer file.
Sylvia
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13 Jun 2010   #17
phb

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Good catch!

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gigaherz View Post
Hello people,

I just today had this same problem in my Windows 7 profile.
The solution is to go to regedit, and change 2 keys to point to valid places:
Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\Personal
and
Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell  Folders\Personal
You can set back the defaults by looking at how the other entries in those keys look like.

I'm not enterely sure if the second one is necessary, but I changed both to point to valid places and it works now.
That tip saved my bacon. I did a little disk shuffling yesterday and tripped over the bug this forenoon (after re-starting). Thanks a lot.
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13 Jul 2010   #18
ankity

windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gigaherz View Post
Hello people,

I just today had this same problem in my Windows 7 profile.
The solution is to go to regedit, and change 2 keys to point to valid places:
Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\User Shell Folders\Personal
and
Code:
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Shell  Folders\Personal
You can set back the defaults by looking at how the other entries in those keys look like.

I'm not enterely sure if the second one is necessary, but I changed both to point to valid places and it works now.
ok i founds them 2 keys now what do you mean by changing them to valid places?
you mean something like C:\Users\ankity\Documents?
im really bad at this stuff lol.
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14 Jul 2010   #19
gigaherz

Windows 7 Professional
 
 

Well yes, the idea is:

In one of the keys, my "Favorites" setting points to "C:\Users\gigaherz\Favorites"
then the "Documents" one should similarly be "C:\Users\gigaherz\Documents"

but on the other key, the value for "Favorites" was "%USERPROFILE%\Favorites"
and in the same way, "Documents" should also be "%USERPROFILE%\Documents"

"%USERPROFILE%" happens to be an environment variable pointing to your user folder, so it also points to "C:\Users\gigaherz" in my case, but it could be different in your pc so just set them so that Documents has the same base path as My Pictures, My Music My Video, Downloads, and/or Favorites.
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15 Jul 2010   #20
roving

Windows 8 Pro
 
 

Many thanks to the poster that mentioned making the registry change and to the others who tried that and said that it worked! I had virtually the same problem and had moved my documents and the registry was pointing to the wrong location. I corrected that and it worked and I really appreciate it the information!
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