Very unstable file manager (Explorer.exe)

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Pontus Edvardsson, Sep 17, 2006.

  1. Hi,

    Has anyone else stability problems with WIndows Filemanager? I seldom
    manages to rename a file because it crashes. I have to use anything else to
    do the fileoperations I need to do, for example Filezilla...

    I'm just curious if this is a widespread problem or isolated to my computer.

    Thanks for any input,
    Pontus Edvardsson, Sep 17, 2006
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    John Barnes Guest

    I had numerous problems with explorer.exe when I had 'upgraded' from XP.
    All went away when I did a clean install to a drive formatted during the
    install process.
    John Barnes, Sep 17, 2006
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    Rick Rogers Guest


    Virtually no problems with explorer here, on either a clean install or an
    upgrade from XP. I would suspect interference from some third party software
    that you've installed.

    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
    Windows help -
    Rick Rogers, Sep 17, 2006
  4. Hi,

    Yes, my installation is a semi-clean one - installed on an old ntfs
    partition created under w2k... The disk was used as data storage only and
    had no OS whatsoever. That might be it then.

    Thanks for your input!
    Pontus Edvardsson, Sep 18, 2006

  5. I've had trouble with copying a large number of files using explorer
    (thousands of files) on occasion, Explorer will stop responding and
    eventually the OS will close and reopen it. I've had trouble with XP with
    the same operations, only it doesn't close Explorer for me, I have to
    manually stop the process when it locks on me.

    Usually just trying again fixes whatever was the problem.

    Michael Palumbo, Sep 19, 2006
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    Kevin Arthur Guest

    I find it helpful to have the "Open new windows in separate processes"
    option checked in the Folder options. It requires more memory if you have
    multiple windows open, but it's better than closing all open windows, plus
    the taskbar, when just one window gets messed up.
    Kevin Arthur, Sep 19, 2006
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