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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Crashes when opening Pictures, Downloads, Videos dirs

07 Jun 2016   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
Windows Explorer Crashes when opening Pictures, Downloads, Videos dirs

I've looked at other similar cases--disabling thumbnails does not fix the problem. System restore didn't work, nor did clean boot.

I've got a .dmp file but it's around 100mb in a zip file, so on google drive:

Thanks for any help!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jun 2016   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

A serious problem. I'm wondering if a usb or dvd boot with portable Windows Repair (All in One) just might help. If WR is allowed to run, accept defaults, especially reAssociate & reRegister system files, add items #26 & 27. I was able to fix my Explorer.exe some time ago, however, it was an uphill process! You may have to usb or dvd boot something like Macrium Reflect and save your data folders and files -- before considering a complete Windows ReInstall down the road.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
07 Jun 2016   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

You need to upload an Explorer crash dump.

See: Troubleshooting Explorer.exe Crashing Issues

Read this post before going ahead:

Windows Explorer Crashes on Right-Clicking

Also review the whole thread here:

Windows Explorer Crashing a Lot
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