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Windows 7: Windows Explorer ain't showing my files

09 Jun 2009   #1

Windows XP
Windows Explorer ain't showing my files

i'm using build 7100 RC.

after long use of the computer, the windows explorer stops showing files.


every folder that i'm trying to access is the same. the green bar at the top is loading and no file is showing.

after restart it's working for some time and then return to this state.

My System SpecsSystem Spec
09 Jun 2009   #2

Vista Ult64, Win7600

Hi, I presume you are using windows 7, if so, try this link and see if it helps fix your problem.

SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
or this one.
Repair Install
Repair Install

I hope one of these works for you.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Jul 2009   #3

Windows XP

the scan came out fine.
I installed a couple of win7 builds (upgrade) and I have this issue in each one of them. It always happens after using the computer for a long time without restart.

I currently using build 7229 and it happen with all the previous builds also.
My System SpecsSystem Spec


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