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Windows 7: Explorer.exe crash when trying to delete network location

27 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
[UNSLOVED] Explorer.exe crash when trying to delete a network location

Okay so I just tried to add a new network location in the My Computer.

I set the network address as \\MYLAPTOP\ but the program didn't let me do that because I need to specify a folder. I don't want to specify a folder because I just want to use the root folder. So I then typed it as \\MYLAPTOP\\ with an extra slash at the end. The shortcut was made but it didn't work so I tried to remove it.

Now every time I press "delete" on the shortcut Explorer.exe crashes and restarts. I tried this in safe mode with and without internet access but it always crashed.

Now I'm just looking for a way to manually delete the icon through registry or some other editor. Any tips?

EDIT: This problem is a bug in Windows 7. It is still unfixed and you can't get rid of it without reinstalling Windows.

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05 Mar 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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 Explorer.exe crash when trying to delete network location

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