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

29 Sep 2009   #21
Hedge

Windows 7 RC1
 
 

Uninstalled SyncToy.
Same **** on both PCs.

They were not connected when I tried it earlier.


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29 Sep 2009   #22
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Hedge View Post
Uninstalled SyncToy.
Same **** on both PCs.

They were not connected when I tried it earlier.
Good, now we know for sure.

The folders are not set as offline folders are they?

Why not just rename the folders to hedgehog2 or hedgehog's audio, or whatever?
We could be looking for a solution for ever, but if changing the name solves it, what's the big deal?

Greetz
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29 Sep 2009   #23
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

Woodchuck?
Sorry, I couldn't resist....
HH, do you have a antivirus program running? I experienced similar problems and it turns out that Kasperski is doing something that causes a similar bahavior. I have to say it is not to a specific folder. But better to cover all basis
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29 Sep 2009   #24
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wallyinnc View Post
Woodchuck?


..
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29 Sep 2009   #25
wallyinnc

Windows 7 x64 finally!
 
 

HH, one more thing to check: do you have ownership to that folder? There is no reason you shouldn't and changing names shouldn't alter that, but it is worth looking into
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29 Sep 2009   #26
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by squonksc View Post
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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 catch. I didn't spot the "locking" issue from the OP's own description of events:

"I tried moving all the WAVs of that folder into another folder.
2 wave-files remained in the old folder."
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14 Oct 2009   #27
subchild

Windows 7
 
 
I have the exact same problem.

I have the same problem on Windows 7. I have a drive (on a mirror raid) which has a folder with about 1000 .wav files (most of them recorded from vinyl by me). Whenever I open this directory I see the Windows 7 green bar at the top indicating that explorer is processing or discovering contents, but it never completes. I've left it running for hours. During this time explorer.exe is at or near 100%, and occasionally sharing most of my CPU with dllhost.exe. I can't even play any of these audio files; can't move them. Nothing. I've tried moving a few files to a different folder on a different drive (while in XP - different drive) and the same thing happened. Even with just a handful of wav files.

I'm using Windows 7 (32 bit) installed on a 128GB SSD. I've tried moving the wav files to that drive as well, but run into the same issue. I disabled indexing of files, and don't have SyncToy (as far as I know). I'm using the latest version of NOD32 Anti Virus. Btw, if I try to access this folder using a different program, such as the Ableton Live music software, I can search, play, etc. without any problems. Its super fast.

I've tried repairing the W7 installation, and a few other suggestions found on the web but nothing worked. I'm basically ready to give up on Windows 7 and keep using my old XP installation. In XP the folder works fine.

Any ideas or suggestions as most welcome. Thanks.
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14 Oct 2009   #28
H2SO4

Win7x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by subchild View Post
Any ideas or suggestions as most welcome. Thanks.
OK, since the simple stuff turned out to be not so simple...

1) The next time Explorer/dllhost get into this state, fire up Task Manager (TM).
2) For both processes in turn, right-click, select "create dump file", note the full path to the memory dump file which'll pop up a few seconds later.
3) Zip up both dump files as tightly as possible.
4) Upload to say *************** and paste the link here.

Analysis of the dumps may show what the process is waiting for.
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14 Oct 2009   #29
SquonkSC

Win7 Build 7600 x86
 
 

One thing I just thought of.

Those wav files. Are they by any chance recorded at 32bit floating point?

Win7 native codecs don't know how to handle those.
When you try to burn them to CD you will also get a error, as you should because CD's are 16bit.

What I think is that Windows is trying to read and/or create thumbnails for the files,
but since it doesn't support 32bit wav's, it stalls.

Could you try if changing the view to "detailed list" instead of "thumbs",
make a difference?

Greetings
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14 Oct 2009   #30
subchild

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks for the quick replies.

I don't have the machine in front of me, but I'll give try to get the process dump tonight.

While I do have 24bit .wav files on that PC, I don't believe any of the ones in the directory that's problematic are anything other than 16bit. But I did see some threads on the web about the folder view and I'm using exclusively (and always have) the detailed list view.

Thanks again.
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