Explorer crashes

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    Explorer crashes

    I'm getting explorer crashes when I click on some desktop shortcuts(This PC, control pannel, and a folder shortcut). It seems to happen randomly. I can get it to replicate almost all the time if I go to the event viewer first then click on these shortcuts. In the error log it said application pop up, a net framework error, and the shell unexpectically quit. Anybody got any idea what's causing this?
    Last edited by Kerry4444; 29 Aug 2016 at 18:35. Reason: Adding something
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    I don't know the cause but try running sfc /scannow from an admin command prompt.
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    Thread Starter

    That was the first thing I tried.
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    Win 10 Pro (1903) (2nd PC is 21H2)

    Hello, basic diagnosis:
    1. Does this happen in Safe Mode?
    2. Does this happen after a clean boot?
    3. Does this happen if you create a new user for test purposes?
    4. Download and run Shellexview (free).
    Hide all MS extensions
    Disable all others noting the 32 bit option which exposes more.
    Does it happen then?
    5. Does the event log report of the crash offer any useful info?
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  5. Posts : 5,174
    Windows 11 Home

    Have you run any privacy related tool?

    Download bat and run it as admin, when it asks what to remove, select everything.
    Explorer crashes Attached Files
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    Thread Starter

    I'll try these today. Thanks....
    Who made this bat file? From what I can see in notepad++ it seems like it should help?
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    Windows 11 Home

    I put it quickly together to deal with the most common issues with explorer.

    The most interesting one is, that Windows deals icons and Windows GUI as apps. So when apptimeout is too low and "app" takes long to load, especially on a slow computer, Windows will consider it as a crash, I have found out by accident.
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    Thread Starter

    Cool. I'll try it out. Looks well thought out and designed. What did you use, Dr. Batcher?
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