Explorer crashes anytime I browse to the Fonts folder as "the special Fonts folder"... RRS feed

  • Question

  • I'm able to browse to the folder and see the fonts as files if I use a network path

    (\\myhostname\c\windows\fonts) to get to the folder, but I don't get any of the Font Panel's sorting ability or such...

    Since I can actually browse to the folder and display the fonts as large icons (which renders each of the fonts).  The permissions seem 'fine', so why would explorer's special font page crash when it can display the fonts under icon view?

    Saturday, June 30, 2012 4:39 AM

All replies

  • Hi,

    Have you checked if there is any error message in System Event Viewer?

    Generally, share the folder under disk C:\ is not recommended. It has the secure risk. In addition, to make the issue clear, could you please collect the screenshot for me

    Kim Zhou

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, July 2, 2012 9:49 AM
  • What do you want a screen shot of?

    Windows Explorer has stopped working?  Certainly uninteresting...

    Or a view of the folder as shared with myself ?...that has a bunch of font folders in it?

    (Doesn't seem to be interesting...)..

    just crashed it again to see if I see anything in the logs

     I get this message in the log...

    Faulting application name: explorer.exe, version: 6.1.7601.17567, time stamp: 0x4d672ee4
    Faulting module name: msvcrt.dll, version: 7.0.7601.17744, time stamp: 0x4eeb033f
    Exception code: 0xc0000005
    Fault offset: 0x0000000000002817
    Faulting process id: 0xd20
    Faulting application start time: 0x01cd5b1641961e28
    Faulting application path: C:\Windows\explorer.exe
    Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\msvcrt.dll
    Report Id: 89608549-c709-11e1-9060-001517cb877d


    Friday, July 6, 2012 2:01 AM
  • Hi,

    I would like to know how you view the fonts folder shared by yourself. Collect the screenshot of the Explorer about it please.

    Meanwhile, why shall we try to access the fonts folder directly?

    Kim Zhou

    TechNet Community Support

    Monday, July 9, 2012 9:54 AM