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Explorer stops responding when using certain shell extensions

Discussion in 'Plugins' started by samintz, Jul 1, 2010.

  1. samintz

    samintz Scott Mintz

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    Explorer.exe stops responding when you
    use certain shell extensions

    If you have a Windows Explorer shell extension that is developed by the
    Microsoft Foundation Class library (MFC) and hosted in Windows Explorer,
    you may find that the Explorer.exe process stops responding (hangs) when
    you open Windows Explorer. This applies to both Vista and Windows 7. Luckily,
    there is a hotfix for the issue. Find out more here:
    http://www.win7news.net/7IOICP/100701-Explorer_exe-Process


    Vince - you wrote an Explorer extension a while back that
    did a "4NT Prompt Here" kind of operation. I thought you
    might be interested in this article.

    -Scott
     
  2. vefatica

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    On Thu, 01 Jul 2010 11:45:50 -0400, you wrote:

    |Explorer.exe stops responding when you
    |use certain shell extensions
    |
    |If you have a Windows Explorer shell extension that is developed by the
    |Microsoft Foundation Class library (MFC) and hosted in Windows Explorer,
    |you may find that the Explorer.exe process stops responding (hangs) when
    |you open Windows Explorer. This applies to both Vista and Windows 7. Luckily,
    |there is a hotfix for the issue. Find out more here:
    |http://www.win7news.net/7IOICP/100701-Explorer_exe-Process
    |
    |
    |Vince - you wrote an Explorer extension a while back that
    |did a "4NT Prompt Here" kind of operation. I thought you
    |might be interested in this article.

    It doesn't (i.e., I don't) use MCF. I'm the only one using it and
    I've never tried it on anything but XP. ... any volunteers?

    It's only advantage over JPSoft's Shell\verb method is that it appears
    on the context menu for "FolderBackground" (which includes the desktop
    itself .... I find that useful).
     

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