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Corrupt Folder/Video Files causing Windows Explorer to constantly crash

  1. Okay so I had a few movies on my USB stick, and I decided to move them onto my desktop.
    SOMETHING happened in the middle of importing the files (I don't know what, but I know the USB stick was not physically touched or removed) and windows explorer crashed, when I clicked on the window to restart it and it reset itself, it promptly crashed again. After some digging I found a guy who had a similar problem on windows Vista (I'm running windows 7) and that can be found here: http://www.techspot.com/community/t...-explorer-constantly-restart-on-vista.176523/

    Reading that I got the idea to make another administrators account and try to delete the file through the command prompt. However, so far I cant seem to get the path right and it wont recognize the folder that the movie files are in.

    Please help, these crashes are making the computer unusable in any practical way apart from using it as a very large paperweight.
     
  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,990   +168

    Can you re-install Windows fresh?
     
  3. Adventureman66

    Adventureman66 TS Rookie Topic Starter


    Unfortunately no.
     
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,990   +168

    How about a Windows restore to a past date?
     
  5. Adventureman66

    Adventureman66 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    And this is where I really screwed myself over, I never set up windows to back up files. I'll look into it in case I am mistaken about that, but I don't think that's an option.
     
  6. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,990   +168

    Well that's about all I can think of...
     
  7. Adventureman66

    Adventureman66 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    NEVERMIND! it's fixed, I don't know what I did right, but after bumming around in safe mode for like 2 hours I got it working! the file is GONE!
     
  8. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,990   +168

    Thanks for the update... Good work!
     


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