HELP, EXPLORER FREEZING (concerning .fnd)

By Fiziks ยท 4 replies
Jul 12, 2006
  1. ok, I've made some links to searches on my desktop and upon executing the .fnd file my desktop freezes...
    explorer starts consuming all available resources and hangs..
    what to do???

    -windows 2003-

    this is the greatest feature of the operating system (although M$ could've made it a lot better and easier to do without actually having to hit the search button) wwwwhyy is it not working?!...
  2. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,123

    Could the registry entry referring to the search have become corrupted? I can't think of anything else it could be.

    * Run the Registry Editor (REGEDIT.EXE).
    * Open HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ Directory\ shell\ find\ ddeexec.
    * Double-click on (Default), and replace the value with "[FindFolder("C:\", C:\)]" (or whatever directory you wish).
  3. Fiziks

    Fiziks Banned Topic Starter Posts: 226

    ok before anything.. what does this entry signify??

    currently "[FindFolder("%l", %I)]" is the data under the ddeexec key
  4. fastco

    fastco TS Booster Posts: 1,123

    Yes I believe it is the data location of the ddeexec key.
  5. Fiziks

    Fiziks Banned Topic Starter Posts: 226

    yes yes, I see.. But, what does changing the key to [FindFolder("C:\", C:\)] do... I have more partitions than just C: alone
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