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14 Jun 2010   #1

Windows 7, windows explorer issues

Hi, I am doing some file maintenance, deleting, moving, renaming etc. now all of a sudden windows explorer keeps shutting and restarting. while I am moving files etc. I have two windows open, A file destination window and the files I am organizing videos. I am using a portable hard drive, transferring within that hard drive. Anyone know why? thanks in advance for your help
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14 Jun 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x86-64

Download ShellEXView from Nirsoft and inspect the context menu entries. Have you modified the Explorer shell in any way or Windows 7 in any way?
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15 Jun 2010   #3


No that I am aware of,
Its only happening when when I access my eternal hard drive. I did research and discovered that I am not the only one with this issue. Its frustrating. the only thing I did was remove old movie files, created a new folder in the drive and started to move and organize things...I also got rid of unneeded programs but made sure they were non essential...I defragged, checked drivers etc...I'm stumped....
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15 Jun 2010   #4

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64); Windows Server 2008 R2 (x64)

Using "Windows Explorer" (explorer.exe) to move many large files (over 10 gig) or moving/copying a lot of data more than 200gig explorer.exe can crash. It does not matter if it you are using Windows XP, Vista or 7 it will do it in all version. The issue seems to be the MS never thought of that amount of data for explorer.exe to handle the 15 years ago it was created. When I do file transfers of large size or a large disk I use a 3rd party explorer or a file sync program. Always works. has a great utility for doing file moves or copying.
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