Windows explorer has encountered a problem

By Dustin Bones
Jul 15, 2007
  1. When i try to go into my videos folder, i get a message saying windows explorer has encountered a problem and needs to close. I cant even get into the folder. Is there a way to fix this?

    Error Signature
    AppName: explorer.exe
    AppVer: 6.0.2900.2180
    Offset: 0002a65b

    Dont know if that tells you anything but i posted it anyway.
  2. BlameCanada

    BlameCanada TS Rookie Posts: 320

    Techspot has the answer.This from another thread -

    Quote :

    "This is an old,old, problem,unfortunately.

    The brief explanation is that Windows tries to create thumbnail previews
    of videos,but crashes for some unknown reason.

    The brief solution is to go to go to :

    Start/Run/and paste in - regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll then click OK.

    That turns off previews.More solutions HERE"
  3. Dustin Bones

    Dustin Bones TS Rookie Topic Starter

    That worked! Thank you :D
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