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Right Click and explorer.exe crashes - Vista - Solved

By ---TK--- ·
I just wanted to spread the word on an annoying issue that has hit me twice. The first time, I just reinstalled Vista... Yeah, its the cheap way out, I know! Anyways, it has been about two months since I had the issue, and once again it has hit me again! This time I decided to ask some friends, research it, and finally figure it out.

Problem: right click a icon, file, folder, or short cut; explorer.exe crashes. Thats it, seriously annoying!!

Upon doing research I came across this website: which lead me to "shexview.exe" which can be located here:

For those that do not want to follow the links here are the direction from the site that fixed my annoying issue, but you do need the utility to fix it. Add it to your list of tools to troubleshoot windows issues, its a small but very strong tool!

"After you downloaded & executed it, ShelExView will show all shell extensions installed on your system. You could sort the entries so that you'll have all non Microsoft shell extensions grouped together. Next, select all these non Microsoft shell extensions, and disable them. Try the sequence that would previously have resulted in Windows Explorer crashing (for example browsing a folder, or right-clicking a file). If no crash occurred, one of the shell extensions you disabled has been causing the crash. To find out which one, start enabling one shell extension at a time, each time testing to make sure you can still use Windows Explorer without it crashing, until you find the shell extension that would cause Windows Explorer to crash."

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Got to tease you

by IC-IT In reply to Right Click and explorer. ...

A search on TR "might" have saved you some time. :-)

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lol o well....

by ---TK--- In reply to Got to tease you

Well thats a kick in the junk!.. LOL its been driving me nuts for a long time, to think the answer was right under my nose the entire time... O well, cant win them all... :)

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