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

04 Jun 2010   #51

Windows 7 64

Ive got the same problem on my PC. Stil no idea for fix?

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04 Jun 2010   #52

Windows 7 RC1

Delte or re-encode the damaged files.
You can identify the files via DiscPulse
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27 Sep 2010   #53

Window 7 Ultimate x86

Sorry to necropost- I found this thread via Google and am having the same issue.

One poster was onto something when he asked if the WAVs were encoded as 32bit floating point. The WAVs on my computer that are causing explorer to hang were exported from FL Studio 9. I changed the default of 16bit int to 24bit int for the export, having done this in WinXP with no problem.

But now explorer hangs when you browse to the folder. I tried using the Spybot file shredder, but it stops responding and so do other programs when you browse to the folder via the open dialog for instance. The hotfix that was linked to earlier didn't help, either.

Does anyone know a good way to just nuke these files and be done with this?
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27 Sep 2010   #54

Window 7 Ultimate x86


Start Windows in Safe Mode with command prompt > browse to folder > del *.WAV
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21 Jan 2011   #55

Windows junk-bit


I asked on and some guy popped up with an acceptable answer for me.
Involves editing registy that basically prevents windows f*** with your .wav files.
It means you won't get metadata from those files in exporer. Boo hoo f*** hoo yes!

See: Prevent Windows Exporer to extract metadata - Super User
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24 Nov 2014   #56

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Prevent Windows Explorer from trying to extract metadata - Super User
:) This solution works, thanks a lot!
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