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Explorer.exe crashes when righ click on item in left pane on windows explorer nothing in system logs, explorer.exe restarts.

Q: Explorer.exe crashes when righ click on item in left pane on windows explorer nothing in system logs, explorer.exe restarts.

Hi to all, i have a laptop running Windows 7 Professional. The problem is strange and havent had it on any other Windows 7 machine.

If i click the folder icon on the bottom tool bar (windows explorer) then in the left hand pane expand the C drive then right click on any folder it instantly displays a dialog saying Explorer has experienced a problem and needs to close, windows is
looking for a fix for this problem (cant remember exact wording) then Explorer.exe restarts. This happens on the local C drive and Network drives.
I though it could be a permissions problem so have taken ownership of all files & folders on the C drive which made no difference, i have removed the laptop from our server / domain and it is still the same / no change.
Can anyone shed any light on this problem or offer any ideas on fixing it? the laptop is only a few months old and is i5 / 4GB RAM Dell machine running Windows 7 Pro SP1 office 2003 Pro, checked for virus & adware & all clean.

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A: Explorer.exe crashes when righ click on item in left pane on windows explorer nothing in system logs, explorer.exe restarts.

The faulting module (Fault Module Name: SHELL32.dll) shell32.dll is a Windows system file however the file that is actually causing the crash may be a third party file which from the symptoms
may be a third party context menu handler.
The following link has some info and a download to ShellExView which you can use to selectively disable third party context menu handlers to find out a problematic one:
You could try disabling all non-Microsoft context menu handlers and then, if the problem resolves, re-enable them one at a time to see which one was the problem.
BTW, the error should be logged in the Event Viewer Application log as a Application Error involving explorer.exe

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I get the message Windows Explorer has Stopped Working ... Looking for a Solution ... will notify you if a solution is available.

Any ideas

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If the mouse pointer is on the left pane, a right click causes windows explorer restart. Otherwise, no problem.

A:right click on left pane causes windows explorer restart

Left pane of what?

Do a full scan with Malwarebytes | Free Anti-Malware & Internet Security Software and SUPERAntiSpyware - Downloads, followed by SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

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Windows explorer crashesh when i double click, left or right clik on any item. I have restareted several items and this doesnt seem to solve the problem. Its a fresh installation of windows. So i wonder why this ahppens. it also happens with another computer of mine. the same problem and same error code. getting very exhausted because of this issue. It will crash if if i click on any file no matter .exe or .flv. just folders open. anyways here is what I have as an error code

Problem signature:
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: explorer.exe
Application Version: 6.1.7601.17567
Application Timestamp: 4d672ee4
Fault Module Name: MSVCR100.dll
Fault Module Version: 10.0.30319.460
Fault Module Timestamp: 4db1316a
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 000000000003c135
OS Version: 6.1.7601.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: fd4d
Additional Information 2: fd4d7d78b7b8c50003c0bf0564c5d9c1
Additional Information 3: a380
Additional Information 4: a380910812e687b4a264a9139dccf506

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A:Windows Explorer crashes when left/right/double clicked on any item

Hi Saffat, Welcome to Seven forums.

Explorer crashes might occur due to third party software interference. You can try clean boot. Here's how you can do it.

Troubleshoot Application Conflicts by Performing a Clean Startup

Check out which program is causing the issue and unisntall it from both PCs.

Keep us posted.

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I have had an on going issues with Vista crashing and then restart, some times it does it so quick that I hardly notice it because it was just the OS restarting not the computer rebooting. The how and why Vista would restart was unknown though I do remember a couple of times I would get a media player error but that was not consistant.

However, now the error is consistant and I can replicate it. On certain files, when I would RIGHT Click on the file to look their property Vista will crash and after scanning itself, restart up. At first I have not paid attention to the files in question but today I noticed that when I went to look at the properties for Gas Powered Games' Dungeon Siege 2, because it crashes every time I try to start it (I just reinstalled the game yesterday and while I ran into an online issue, was able to play the single player version fine but today when I tried to start the game it won't start and crashes).

I did two searches under Vista restarting and Vista restarting when Right Clicking properties and after reading the 75 results, there were a few threads that had very similar issues but they were locked and none of them had an answer.

So, let's try it again, anyone got a clue about this issue?

My system is an ACER, that I keep updated with Microsoft Update and protected by AVG as well as the Microsoft utilities.

A:Explorer Crashes and then restarts when Right Click on Properties

Are you sure its not just Windows Explorer crashing? I don't see how the OS could restart but not the computer. Try typing sfc /scannow into your start menu. This will check you system files and repair them if they are indeed damaged.

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Hello Hope all is well there.

My problem is that Explorer crashes every single time I click on a folder or try to open something from the desktop that is inside a folder.

Im not sure what is causing this problem, any suggestions?: 4-dontkno

A:Explorer Crashes/Restarts when i click on any folder

Hello, welcome to TSF..

do any of the folders concerned contain .AVI files? Does the same happen for all users on your PC and also in Safe Mode?

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I am trying to run a few different repairs but they all require me to right click and then run as admin. My problem is that if I right click any Icon or desktop anything explorer crashes and restarts. I can not find any way to give myself admin access. I am the admin of the computer and logged in under my account but it does not matter what account I log in under it always crashes. Is there any other way to run the CMD sfc /scannow?

A:Problem- Right click on anything and explorer crashes and restarts

Hello Dave84 Welcome to the Seven Forums!

You can start up the System File Checker tool at the Start>Run command line. (refer to image attached)

That won't require any right clicking on anything. You could even add the Takeownership option to the right click menu but will need to first repair the present Windows installation since this sounds like one or more system files are corrupted.

The other thought on this is a possible malware infection leaving you with corrupted files like the explorer.exe sheil file used by Windows Explorer as well as the Computer desktop icon for browsing drives.

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Seem to be having an issue all of a sudden. not sure how to fix it or even what might be wrong. when i right click on a disk drive in a file explorer it crashes then restarts. if your not sure what i mean i did screencap the experience and uploaded it here http://www.screencast.com/users/Otak...5-be8172d0205b

Any help with this issue would be greatly appreciated.

A:File Explorer crashes and restarts on right click

ummm.... why did i get moved tot he general discussion?

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Hi. Today morning I started my PC and just after the start up Windows Explorer crashed and restarted and then did (and does) the same every 10-15 seconds. I googled the problem and did following steps (not in the same order as below) which didn't resolve the issue:

- restarted few times and switched off PC completely;
- tried to fix registry with Vit Registry Fix;
- did SFC /SCANNOW and it finished with information that some issues couldn't be fixed;
- ran Malwerbytes with no malware found;
- did a full Kaspersky Internet Security scan with no viruses found;
- did a clean boot (all non-windows services were not used) and it still crashed;
- did a diagnostic start up (so only basic windows services were used) and it helped;
- I wanted to do a system restore but Windows doesn't have data on any restores, meaning I probably haven't started the service (doesn't it make it automatically?);

Other info:
- system works fine in Safe Mode and diagnostic start up, thus eliminating issue with external applications;
- when in normal mode and crashing I looked at processes appearing and disappearing and found out that at the crash process the file dllhost.exe disappears then and shortly after appears back (it may or may not be relevant);
- I didn't do any major updates yesterday (only updated Steam platform and installed one new game);
- I can't do perfmon /report as in Safe mode it doesn't display anything and in normal mode I don't have enough time to start the applicati... Read more

A:Windows explorer crashes (and restarts) on system start-up.

Just an update - based on my experience with "fixing" the system, I've decided to back up the data and make a fresh installation (no point in loosing more time on trying to resolve the issue but just spend the time on new system and at least enjoy a faster Windows for some time). Funny though that a year ago I had to do the same due to some dll corrupt file (it was much worse then). I really love Microsoft!

P.S. Thanks for reading this thread, if you think you may add something (so in the future if someone looks for info on how to fix it) feel free to add some advice.

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I just reformated my hard drive and reloaded XP Home. The problem I'm having, is that when I open Windows Explorer, (not Internet Explorer) the left pane (tree) does not cascade automatic to show all the folders. It just shows Documents, My Computer and the + sign beside each one to expand to the folders. It used to do this automatically in the past. I've tried all the view options on the tool bars, all property settings and nothing works. I'm running active desktop like I always do. Any ideas?

Thanks, Steve

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We have a Dell desktop that has Windows 2000. When we open My Computer or Windows Explorer it is blank besides a small box with a dot in the upper left corner. I have switched views and it still is blank. The All folders pane shows the folder in Explorer. There are a couple of folder that can be selected and they will display file in the left pane but most will not. I need help. Thanks!

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If I expand a folder that's down towards the bottom and there's a lot of subfolders, then everything moves up to make room for the subfolder list. That's as it should be. But about the time I go to click on one of the subfolders, the whole list moves down again and you have to scroll back down to get where you want. After that, it stays put. It's an bug/annoyance that I hope someone gets fixed.
Just my 2 cents worth.

A:Windows Explorer left hand pane

I think the OP is noticing the little quirk in Win 7 where Explore does not bring the left pane target folder (the one with focud) up to the to of the pane, throwing it instead to the bottom of the pane.

A nuisance for sure, but unresolved to my knowledge.

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My problem is how the left window reacts when I select a folder.

If I have a long list of folders in the left window and I click on the small arrow to the left of a folder, it is supposed to show the list of sub-folders that are in the selected folder.

It does but here is my problem. Lets say the folder that I select is in the middle of the left window. When I click on the small arrow, Windows Explorer shifts the folder list down so that the selected folder is near the bottom of the window. Generally I can only see one of the sub-folders. And then I have to use the slider to move the selected folder up so I can see more than one sub-folder.

I wish it would leave the folder where it was and show as many sub-folders as possible underneath the selected folder. I hope this explanation makes sense.

A:The Navigation Pane on the left side of Windows Explorer

I tried it on my Computer and the on clicking the arrow it moves up as it should instead of going down. Please try out the following steps to correct the problem.

1. Restore the folder to default as follows and check if that helped:

a. Open windows explorer
b. Click on Organize
c. Select folder and search option from the list
d. Select General tab, and select “Restore Default”

2. Run an online scanner to check any malware or virus activity. The link that will help you to run a free scan on the computer is Windows Live OneCare

3. If the above steps do not help then run the SFC (System File Checker) scan on the computer to fix the system file errors on the computer. To run SFC scan, follow the steps below:

a. Click Start ,
b. Click All Programs ,
c. Click Accessories , right-click Command Prompt ,
d. And then click Run as administrator.
e. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow or Continue.
f. At the prompt, type sfc /scannow and hit enter. Once the scan is complete, restart the computer for the changes to take effect.

Please tell if this was of any use.

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I have a situation where when using Windows Explorer the left pane that usually contains you main hierarchy is Gray and blank. I have looked at everything thoroughly and cannot figure out how it happened or how to get the information back. If I click on the folder button on the tool bar the whole pane will close and click again and the pane appears but is empty. Has anyone run into this issue using Windows 2000. I did some looking in Microsoft knowledge base but they were talking about Win98 and not Windows 2000 and they were talking about Internet explorer and this is happening in Windows Explorer any help with this would be much appreciated.

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I just noticed Win Explorer does not refresh the right pane as I navigate up/down a list of folders via arrow keys in the left pane. It used to make rapid visual read of folder contents possible. Can that feature be switched back on?

I've seen this reported elsewhere few years ago but I cannot find it on this site.

A:Windows Explorer right pane does not match left folder

Not sure if that's possible. Use the up or down button until you have highlighted the one you want. Then press Enter or Space to update the pane to the right. You use the left and right buttons to collapse/expand sub folders.

I find Space the best and fastest option since you use both hands. One to navigate and the other to refresh the right pane.

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Hi Experts

After upgrading from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10, once I'm opening the Windows Explorer the left pane display it's content with delay.
This is also happening when I try to save something and browsing to were to save, folders displayed with delay.
See the video in the below link.
Any help will be appreciated!

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I just noticed Win Explorer does not refresh the right pane as I navigate up/down a list of folders via arrow keys in the left pane. It used to make rapid visual read of folder contents possible. Can that feature be switched back on?

I've seen this reported elsewhere few years ago but I cannot find it on this site.

A:Windows Explorer right pane does not match left folder

Hello Nick,

Do you mean to have the navigation pane automatically expand to the current folder?

Navigation Pane - Automatically expand to current folder

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This one is getting really annoying. I have noticed that sometimes when using Windows Explorer, if I rename a folder, the right hand pane shows the correct (new) folder name, but the left hand pane still displays the old folder name.

As a matter of fact, even if I right click on the folder name on the left hand pane, and choose "Rename", and then rename it there, when I hit Enter to save the name change, the folder name on the left (that was just highlighted and changed) will revert back to the original name....but the name in the right hand pane will show the change.

For some reason, it just doesn't seem to want to update the view in the left hand pane. And then, to top it off, after some undetermined amount of time, the left hand pane will "refresh" to show the new folder name, but it will STILL show the old folder in the list as well. If I right-click the parent folder and choose "Open in New Window", the view is correct, but the original window still shows the old folder names.

This may only happen after my Explorer windows (I usually have 4 or 5 up) have been open for a long time, as I tried to reproduce with new windows and the behavior is normal (left hand pane updates view immediately).

I've reported it already, but just curious if anyone else has experienced this odd behavior.

A:Windows Explorer left-pane not showing changes to folder names

Hi CorrsFan

I think this is just a part of it being a Beta still. I have tried to delete the HomeGroup section, and while it goes for awhile as soon as it refreshes it's back. Just like some sections of the Registry is locked out and some permissions can't be changed, these things will all be sorted out by RC1. Renaming any system item is locked down in the registry and Left (Navigation) Pane items seem to be a part of this lockout.

Make sure to send MS Feedback on this so they know what works and doesn't.

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I am running Win 2K professional (SP1 and 2 installe) and IE 6. Recently I had to reinstall everything and since then my Windows Explorer left pane which lists the folders is empty.

If I click on the search icon, it shows the search windows. If I now click on the folders icon, it continues to show the search icon.

Any help would be highly appreciated.


A:Windows Explorer Folders (left) pane is blank (grey)

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When I open Windows Explorer, on the left side navigation pane I have:





Since I navigate to other drives much more often than I use Libraries, I'd like to put Computer at the top. However attempts to drag & drop to change positions produce no joy.

Is there a way I can remove then restore to change the order? Or maybe edit the Registry to shift the order? To me Homegroup should be way at the bottom and Computer should be at the top.

Anyone know the secret?

A:Explorer Navigation Pane Item Order?

I'm pretty sure, you can't change that order.
You can hide some items though.
The easiest way would be to use 3rd party tool, such as this one: http://www.door2windows.com/windows-7-navigation-pane-customizer-show-hide-rename-items-in-windows-explorer-navigation-pane/

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Dear All:

I have been experiencing an annoying issue in Windows (Windows Ultimate 64 bits, Home premium 64 bits and Windows 8 Pro 64 bits) min

After working well for a few minutes, the windows explorer freezes upon launch, only displaying the "favorites", "libraries" and "homegroup" icons in the left pane. The elements in the mentioned icons cannot be accessed and sometimes they have a magnifying glass on them and the icons on the desktop are blank.

Also, Control Panel windows is often empty after this error takes place.

This issue often, but not necessarily, comes about when i try to check the properties of a file, with windows explorer freezing immediately.

I have reinstalled Windows 7 twice to no avail.

Anyone has ideas on how to fix this? It's rendering my two laptops unusable.
Highly appreciate any useful advice.

Thank you,

A:Windows Explorer not working: left pane freezes and can't browse files

Have you tried running sfc /scannow? When you say you have re installed Windows twice did you do a clean installing by following this tutorial:
Clean Reinstall - Factory OEM Windows 7

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How can I make Windows Explorer show folders in the left pane automatically every time I run it?

A:How can I make Windows Explorer show folders in the left pane automatically every tim

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Been grappling for some time to customizing the right pane of either Win7 or Win10 (not sure if they respond the same) to allow permanent column and column title arrangements. Ideally I would like to apply such attributes to a specific folder and all it's sub-folders. An example is below:
I would also love to be able to set these columns as fixed widths, but this is not as important as the specific columns themselves.

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In Windows Explorer - How to select the first item once we open the explorer using keyboard shortcut. I typically use downward arrow, it goes to the 2nd item in the list, then I again have to use upward arrow to go up.

Is there a shortcut to select the first item in the list using keyboard? This is not specific to Windows 7, it has been the behavior even in previous Windows OS versions.


A:Windows Explorer - How to select the first item once we open the explorer?

Opening a Microsoft Ticket is probably your best option. Unfortunately the change will not happen immediately and it will require multiple users to send in a ticket. I hope this ends up being resolved though.
Good luck Mallik
Also, don't forget to mark the post as answered so that it does not show up as unanswered to help others who search the forums.

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I have a problem where the left pane of the windows explorer bar is greyed out and it shows nothing. The right pane however works fine.

I have seen the article in relation to how to fix this problem on a Windows 95 and 98 machine but not a Windows 2000 machine as the registry key mentioned does not exist in Win2k.

Any idea anyone ?

A:Windows Explorer left pane not showing for Windows 2000 machine

Hi Jeeviz....See if this site is any help http://searchsystemsmanagement.techtarget.com/ateQuestionNResponse/0,289625,sid20_cid461699_tax287574,00.html

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Hi, ive got a real annoying bug where if I try re-size or move windows explorer when the preview pane is on it goes to about 20% of the size, flashes, flickers and crashes.
If I disable the preview pane it works ok.
I use preview pane all the time as its very useful when identifying a document.
Does anyone know of a fiz or workaround please?

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For some reason the left pane in my windows explorer is stuck in Folders view option and i want to set it back to the default view but can't.When i click on Explorer bar and uncheck the folders view it goes back to what i want but as soon as i close and re-open the window it goes back to folder option again.I have tried to reset the default to all foders in the folders options but still no change.I have also checked and unchecked the remember all folder settings but still no change.I think that something has been changed in the registry but i don't know where to look.Any help would be great.

A:Left pane in explorer stuck

set it like you want then try a restart


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Window Explorer nothing in left pane.

I use "Windows" key + "E" to get to the Windows Explorer.

For some reason it's now coming up w/ nothing in the left pane and the drives in the right.

I would like the Desktop, Drives,My Docs, Network places, etc on the left and the drives on the right.

A:Window Explorer nothing in left pane.

click on view / explorer bar and verify that folders is checked.

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I am facing an issue. On Exchange server, whenever I open Internet Explorer- the server restarts. This happens every time. Can some one please help me out. what causing this restart? OS version 1607.

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I have received an e-mail response from the creator of Windows Double Explorer / Windows Dual Pane Explorer (names seem to be interchangeable) . My apologies for not knowing the proper terms, but I hope anyone will be able to understand what I’m about to describe.

According to information provided by the creator of WDE / WDPE one uninstalls the program by doing the following:

Navigate to C:\Users\<username>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs. There you should find a shortcut file (look for a file not a folder) named Windows Dual Pane Explorer. Select that shortcut file, options click and writedown the target path of the shortcut. Delete the shortcut. Navigate to the location the target path dictates. There you should find both a zipped and an unzipped folder of WDE / WDPE. Delete the folders and also any other shortcut files to WDE / WDPE that you may have created and you&#8217;re done.

Apparently WDE / WDPE is never actually installed. Instead WDE/WDPE initially downloads a folder named WDE Portable zipped. When this download folder is launched it unzips another folder named WDE Portable unzipped into the same directory. During the unzipping process a shortcut is created on the desktop that points back to the unzipped folder. Thusly WDE/WDPE never gets listed into Windows Control Panel&#8217;s Program Files & Features section. That&#8217;s why it can&#8217;t be uninstalled as one might ordinarily expe... Read more

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Yes this has been answered before (in 2001, I think) but the solution as provided via Rollin' Rog:

@="Explorer Band"



failed to work. Maybe because IE is version 6?

The symptoms are the same - blank, b'ground-coloured left pane. The above was entered (I also tried 'shdocvw.dll' but no dice.

Any further possible solutions, please?

A:Left-hand pane in Explorer is blank

pofadda, Hi - Welcome to TSG!!

Check out this thread and see if anything there will help.


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I can get Windows Explorer to open to a specific folder in the Right Pane, but it only shows the "Computer" or "C:" level in the Left pane. I have tried pinning the folder to "Start", and have also tried various switches (n, e, select) as the target in Explorer.

Attached is an example where a shortcut in Start opens TechInfo in the right panel, but not the left.

Is there any way to open the folder in the left pane also? It's a minor issue, but a pain!


A:Open explorer to folder in Left Pane

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I dont understand because in left pane..look my image

i see only disk E (why E and not others ) and not others disks like D, G etc.. i try to make a shortcut from right to left but nothing..why this ?
Its possible see all my disk on left pane of explorer ??

A:No disks showed on left pane of explorer

Unless I'm missing something, if you click the arrow to the left of Questo PC, it should expand and show them all there.

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I have seen this problem listed for Win98 and ME, but not for Win2000. I just updated IE to 6.0 and now the left pane in Explorer is greyed out and blank. Do you have a fix for Win2000?

A:[Resolved] Left pane in Explorer greyed out

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Hi everyone:

How can I open explorer to a particular left pane file? I want to open to: Libraries, Documents, My documents (with the files showing underneath my doucments). I have been able to open to: user, my documents, but I would rather open to the libraries file structure - it looks cleaner.

Thanks, in advance.

A:Open Explorer To Left Pane File

Quote: Originally Posted by ASR

Hi everyone:

How can I open explorer to a particular left pane file? I want to open to: Libraries, Documents, My documents (with the files showing underneath my doucments). I have been able to open to: user, my documents, but I would rather open to the libraries file structure - it looks cleaner.

Thanks, in advance.

Do you mean like this?:

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Hi Guys!
Sorry if this was posted already, really busy!

Well this is my problem...i have a couple of pcs with windows xp, and i want to disable the windows explorer view, like explore all users by right clicking on the start menu orb. Or simply as when opening the file explorer, never having the left pane with the file list tree, so that no program can activate this view...

I have older people working in this company and sometimes they just dont let go of the left click on the mouse, making them moving files they are not supposed to.

We use a access database that views its contents (like docs,pics,gifs) always with this left pane with tree listing of all the folders...

I would be gratefull for this solution...

A:Disable Explorer Left Pane Tree View

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Hi Friends,

My windows 7/64bits is running perfect and everything is alright but all the letters of the Hdd are gone on Explorer left pane view. All Hard Disks and its partitions are in alphabetical order! If I click on a Hd I can see its letters though. Any help?

Thank you very much

A:HDD letters are hidden in explorer left view pane


See this tutorial.

Drive Letters - Hide or Show

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This is something that's been bothering me since I upgraded this Dell XPS8700 to windows 10 some two weeks or more ago.

The left pane in File Explorer seems to duplicate my drive letters and info other than what's under the entry "This PC".

If I look down the list, starting just below the Libraries folder, the drive letters are repeated but not all of them.

Like I have under This PC : C: , DVDRW D:, E:, F: , a card reader, H,L,K, external drives L:, another card reader letter M:, a second external drive N:, followed by some NAS folders I have mapped, V, W, X. and Y.

Down past the Libraries folder are again: H, L, N, M, K, and I, then Network etc, Homegroup etc.

Hard to describe, I could do a screen shot and post it if that would help see it.

How and why are all these drive letters getting into this tree twice? Anyone?

TIA - Gene

A:Strange and cluttered File Explorer left pane

Have a read through this tutorial and all will be explained!

Drives in Navigation Pane - Add or Remove in Windows 10

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Whenever explorer opens, I can never find the folders I want easily. Therefore, I put them in the Favorites part of the navigation pane. However, still, when I open explorer, the left pane goes somewhere so low down that I can't even see my the favorites folder. Every single time I have to scroll all the way up to the top to find basic things like "Desktop." Is there ANY WAY to be able to always have the favorites bar showing on the left? To never have it disappear, no matter what folder in the tree Windows has opened? This was fine in XP. Its just AWFUL in windows 7. Takes time and is totally frustrating, and there seems to be no way to fix it as far as I have researched? Can anyone help me fix this?

On a side note, which is not nearly as important as my issue above, (because this one frustrated me to the point of no longer caring), is there any way to have the desktop fill up the space of a removed icon, but yet not reorganize the entire screen to where the last organization of your files is totally reorganized the next time you check? I want to be able to save things to the desktop and always have them come up AFTER everything else on the desktop. I want them to stay there, in that order when I shut down the computer, if I move something, I want all the files in front of that thing I moved to move back one space. What I do not want is "holes" in icon locations on my desktop, and I don't want the desktop to be reorganizing itself when I select automat... Read more

A:Explorer Left Pane -> Navigate to Favorites Automatically

Go to your navigation pane. Click on favorites. now right click on a blank space in the pane. Select "Expand to current folder".

Once the pane has expanded to favorites, right click again on an empty space in the pane and uncheck the box "Expand to Current Folder". Explorer should now automatically open at that location.

This might help you with your other problem;

Software DesktopOK 2.39 Save and restore the desktop icon positions.

Regards....Mike Connor

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I have been using my computer all day without any issue. I just did a full backup of my computer onto an external drive (as I do most days) and when it finished, I then went to copy and paste a file on my computer. As soon as I right-click anything on the computer I get Windows explorer has stopped working and it restarts. I tried restarting the computer, same thing. I tried restarting with last good configuration, same thing. I tried starting in safe mode and it doesn't happen. I then restarted into normal mode and it still happens. I am quite sure this is not a virus as I haven't done anything likely to have caused that all day and there are no other symptoms. I have not installed anything new - software or hardware. I think it is a case of a file becoming corrupted. I hope someone can guide me through the best options to try and fix this. I really really really don't want to do a complete reinstall of windows. I would rather not do a system restore either as I did one once before with Windows 7 and it took hours and I have read other people having issues with that and with it hanging.

I am wondering about whether to do a scannow system file check?


Edit: I have searched online that some people have related this to context menu handlers .... please note that this does not happen if I right click the empty desktop, or an icon on the desktop, or within a folder directory. But if I right click any file or f... Read more

A:Windows explorer restarts every time I right click

The good news is that I seem to have resolved this myself. I checked Event viewer and found that Sugarsync was crashing. I don't need Sugarsync any more so I uninstalled it and now things work again. The bad news is that Sugarsync is also on my husband's computer and he does need it, however to date it is not causing an issue. Hopefully it stays that way because we have a paid subscription to use it. Perhaps I had an old non-updated version. Will wait a few days before marking solved just to be sure....

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My computer just started doing this recently. I basically go into my drive folder, or any folder with an avi, it will be fine. But once I just click on an avi file or go to another one, not even opening the file up mind you. I get the windows explorer is having an issue and must close error. I have been through 3 of the threads here trying to figure this issue out and I'm stumped still.

I have done msconfig and unchecked load startup items, and unchecked all the things in the services tab except for the windows ones and it still crashes.

I have gone into the registry and deleted the PropertyHandler folder for avi.

Still nothing changed. Please help.

A:Windows Explorer keeps crashing when I simply left click on an avi file.

Have you installed codecs? Are some of them incomplete?

Have you tried the "fix"?

Extract this zip and run the exe to fix the avi problem.

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In Windows Seven if I right click in Explorer left pane Favorites I can then press 'e' to open that folder in a new window. In Vista, I have to press 'o'. Being right handed and wanting to use the mouse, now I have to reach across with my left hand to press the 'o' key.

Is there no way to change the underline/shortcut/accelerator whatever they call it key in the context menu? I see no way to do it. I look in the Registry and I don't see any "&" in front of any of the letters. But the short cut letter is there just the same. There must be a way to change it.

All I've been able to find is turn the display of underline on and off. No info how to change the letter itself.

A:Change underline key for Explorer Left Pane context menu?

I would like to let you know that this option is not present in Windows Vista as it a design issue.

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In Windows Seven if I right click in Explorer left pane Favorites I can then press 'e' to open that folder in a new window. In Vista, I have to press 'o'. Being right handed and wanting to use the mouse, now I have to reach across with my left hand to press the 'o' key.

Is there no way to change the underline/shortcut/accelerator whatever they call it key in the context menu? I see no way to do it. I look in the Registry and I don't see any "&" in front of any of the letters. But the short cut letter is there just the same. There must be a way to change it.

All I've been able to find is turn the display of underline on and off. No info how to change the letter itself.

Please help!

A:Change underline key for Explorer Left Pane context menu?

Just left-click "Open in new window" from the right-click menu. No need to use the keyboard at all for that. Using the mouse buttons is quicker anyway (at least it should be if you already have the mouse under your hand).

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Hey guys, I'm new here. Hope you guys can help fix this problem I've encountered many times. Whenever I try to select or view a particular folder or file, my Windows Explorer crashes. This is what I found in Event Viewer:The Details:- System - Provider [ Name] Application Error - EventID 1000 [ Qualifiers] 0 Level 2 Task 100 Keywords 0x80000000000000 - TimeCreated [ SystemTime] 2012-10-14T10:11:40.000000000Z EventRecordID 359425 Channel Application Computer user-PC Security - EventData Explorer.EXE 6.1.7601.17567 4d6727a7 DivXMFSource.dll 4cffcf66 c0000005 0009b890 1044 01cda9f0e1b8c595 C:\Windows\Explorer.EXE C:\Program Files\DivX\DivX Plus Media Foundation Components\DivXMFSource.dll 8b51d578-15e7-11e2-8c46-002618833b83Thank you for your replies

A:Windows Explorer crashes and restarts

Did you try uninstalling DIVX software from add or remove programs?Downloadmini toolboxCheckmark following boxes: List last 10 Event Viewer log List Installed Programs Click Go and post the result.

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I have a problem that started yesterday. Every 30 seconds Windows Explorer (not the browser) crashes, then restarts. I run Xmarks within FireFox, I thought this was the problem because Xmarks as of yesterday asks me every 40 seconds if I want to sync my bookmarks, if I choose cancel, Windows Explorer will crash then restart.

When Firefox is closed, Explorer continues to crash and restart, almost every 30-35 seconds. I have Windows 8.1 up to date, with all the latest updates, FireFox is up to date. As of writting this post, Windows Explorer has crashed and restarted (5) times.

A:Windows 8.1 - Explorer Crashes then Restarts

Please following the instructions here..

Link: Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

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It gets pretty annoying, so I am looking for a fix, here is some more information:
Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: Explorer.EXE
Application Version: 6.0.6002.18005
Application Timestamp: 49e01da5
Fault Module Name: korwbrkr.dll_unloaded
Fault Module Version:
Fault Module Timestamp: 49e03745
Exception Code: c0000005
Exception Offset: 6a797d32
OS Version: 6.0.6002.
Locale ID: 1033
Additional Information 1: fd00
Additional Information 2: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160
Additional Information 3: fd00
Additional Information 4: ea6f5fe8924aaa756324d57f87834160

I think it has something to do with Korean Typewriter or something. Help is really appreciated. I currently am running with nothing but AVG in my system tray, but I want to run all my programs without it crashing if its possible.

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