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VISTA CAN'T OPEN FOLDER "WINDOWS EXPLORER MUST CLOSE !" RRS feed

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  • VISTA . ..SO    ANNOYING  WITH ALL THE "MUST CLOSE " NOTICES . .. NOW CAN'T EVEN OPEN SOME FOLDERS? IS THERE ANY FIX . ..PULEEEEEZZZZZZZ HELP !

    Monday, February 6, 2012 11:55 AM

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  • Your issue is sometimes caused by a third-party extension. ShellExView can be useful to see which shell extensions have been introduced into Explorer. Read about it then scroll down near to the bottom to download the x86 (32-bit) or x64 (64-bit) version here http://www.nirsoft.net/utils/shexview.html

     

    When you run it, click on the column labelled Company to alphabetically sequence the entries. You have to assume that the Microsoft entries are bona fide, so concentrate on the third-party entries. Is there anything listed that is either unnecessary or unknown? If so, highlight it and click the red spot (top left) to disable it. There shouldn’t be too many of them but you may find it easier to disable them all, then re-enable them (green spot) one at a time and try Explorer until the culprit is found.

    • Marked as answer by Sabrina Shen Thursday, February 9, 2012 9:40 AM
    Monday, February 6, 2012 2:35 PM