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Windows 7: explorer hangs up after entering folder with wave-files

29 Sep 2009   #11
Hedge

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

I created it by hand.
Can I fix it somehow. I want it to be named "Hedgehog"


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29 Sep 2009   #12
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hedge View Post
I created it by hand.
Can I fix it somehow. I want it to be named "Hedgehog"
Unless Explorer has suddenly and inexplicably developed a dislike for folders named after animals, we're missing something important

Can you tell me more please about the way you use that folder? Is it in any way linked to a particular app? Perhaps the app has been configured to monitor the folder, even though you created the folder manually? (Why do you need it to be called "hedgehog"?)

I'm looking for some sort of configuration reason why the name of that folder would be of particular significance to one or more of your apps.
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29 Sep 2009   #13
Hedge

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

There was a time when accessing the folder was no problem.
It could have started after I started syncing it to my notebook via Microsoft SyncToy.

It's called Hedgehog b/c that's my pseudonym.
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29 Sep 2009   #14
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

HH

there you go microsoft sync toy is the culprit. try disabling it and check for cpu usage

ken
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29 Sep 2009   #15
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hedge View Post
There was a time when accessing the folder was no problem.
It could have started after I started syncing it to my notebook via Microsoft SyncToy.

It's called Hedgehog b/c that's my pseudonym.
I'm familiar with what SyncToy does, but not the finer points of its configuration. Can you make sure you completely deactivate SyncToy, preferably after first severing all of its associations with the "hedgehog" folder, and then test again?

The meaning of the name is irrelevant; the point is that the behaviour is vastly different whenever any folder assumes a certain name. That suggests that a component running inside the Explorer process is watching out specifically for that name. Fixing this issue means finding the Explorer add-on which is looking out for a folder called "hedgehog". Perhaps that's SyncToy.
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29 Sep 2009   #16
Hedge

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

I run SyncToy only manually from my home-pc.
It's not even installed on my notebook and I experience the problem there as well.
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29 Sep 2009   #17
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hedge View Post
I run SyncToy only manually from my home-pc.
It's not even installed on my notebook and I experience the problem there as well.
Alright, if you can't think of why the specific name might be significant, can you try this:

- Fire up Task Manager
- Find and highlight the Explorer process on the Processes tab
- Repro the problem
- As soon as you can after the abnormal processor utilisation starts, right-click Explorer in TM and select "create dump file". It'll dump some Explorer memory into a DMP file and pop up a window with the path info.

If you upload that dump to RapidShare or someplace similar (compress it as tightly as possible please), I or others here can take a look and perhaps tell you what's making Explorer chew the processor.
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29 Sep 2009   #18
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Sorry to break in, but I read the posts in this thread and the synctoy story.

I think that is the way to go.

Even though the OP thinks he starts it manually, it might be running a background service.

Synctoy syncs two folders with the same name over the network.

That's why changing the name will stop the sync.
That's why two files couldn't be moved.
They were locked by a process, and what else could it be than synctoy?

Good luck fellas.

Greetz

PS. I wonder what happens when both the hedgehog folders are changed to hedgehog2.
Will they start sync again, or is synctoy not that smart?
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29 Sep 2009   #19
Hedge

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

Synctoy isn't even installed nor was ever on my Thinkpad, so that really CAN'T be the reason.

As you already said SyncToy syncs via network, so there is no need to run it on my notebook.
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29 Sep 2009   #20
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hedge View Post
Synctoy isn't even installed nor was ever on my Thinkpad, so that really CAN'T be the reason.

As you already said SyncToy syncs via network, so there is no need to run it on my notebook.
But synctoy wants to sync the hedgehog on the PC with the hedgehog on the laptop.
They are connected through a network are they not?

For troubleshoot purpose, please completely uninstall synctoy from the PC.

If the problem remains, you can always install it again.

Greetz
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