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Windows Explorer crashes when opening network files

By tintoman ·
My client has 3 computers on a workgroup network. All of them are running Vista Business.
One of the computers is being used purely as a file server.
The others can connect to it and view/change files on the "server" but one them always crashes Windows Explorer when navigating away from the file or folder back to the root folder or elsewhere on the network.
The error message is "Windows Explorer has stopped working" the option is to restart explorer or stop it.
Any suggestions about the cause of this would be very welcome

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Shell Extensions

by robo_dev In reply to Windows Explorer crashes ...

There is a utility called shellexview which
allows you to see all the explorer registered file types and easily disable them.

In most cases this issue happens due to an incompatible explorer shell extension.

http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html

Disable all non MS ones and and then start
turning them on one at a time until you find the offending one.

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I am obliged to you

by tintoman In reply to Shell Extensions

for your suggestion, I am unable to get back to the client until 27th to try this but will post back as soon as I have tested it
Thanks again

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