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Anonymous
September 5, 2005 7:07:34 PM

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If my view is set to thumnail for a folder and it contains a 'dodgy'
video, then my Explorer window always crashes.

How can I stop this?
It's really annoying.

It seems to occur when there is a video file that it cannot play
properly in the rubbish Windows Media player.

Thanks.


OM
Anonymous
September 6, 2005 11:38:29 AM

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.help_and_support (More info?)

See if disabling the thumbnail generation for video file helps. You can
entirely turn off the Preview generation for the video file, using this
command:

regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll

To regain the functionality back at a later stage, type:

regsvr32 shmedia.dll

--
Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
Windows XP Shell/User
http://windowsxp.mvps.org


"OM" <om.newsgroup@gmail.com> wrote in message
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> If my view is set to thumnail for a folder and it contains a 'dodgy'
> video, then my Explorer window always crashes.
>
> How can I stop this?
> It's really annoying.
>
> It seems to occur when there is a video file that it cannot play
> properly in the rubbish Windows Media player.
>
> Thanks.
>
>
> OM
>
!