Need Help with windows explorer

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by raw, Aug 29, 2002.

  1. raw

    raw Guest

    Wernt too sure witch forum to post this in but here goes anyway. Everytime i try to access a certain file on a seperate hard drive to my windows xp installation, i get an error message saying in brief
    "Windows explorer has encountered a problem .... Please tell Microsoft about this problem .. send report" this file is where all my downloads goto when downloading, i can still use the file after the error has appeared but as soon as i leave the file and then enter it again i get the same problem.
    Thanks
     
  2. RobbieSan

    RobbieSan Guest

    what file is it? I'm wondering if it didn't download properly...
     
  3. allan

    allan Guest

    What's the name of the file & what type of file is it? What happens if you move it to another folder?
     
  4. raw

    raw Guest

    Sorry not a file a folder, but i have kinda solved the problem now i copied everything out of the folder and pasted it into a new one but i cant delete the old folder and one file inside the folder.
     
  5. Octopus

    Octopus Moderator

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    to delete the folder go to the Safe Mode.
     
  6. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Open a command prompt. Navigate to the offending folder. Open task manager\processes. Kill explorer.exe. Leave task manager open. Use the command to delete the folder. The command is 'rd'.
    It will look something like this> C:\Progra~1\rd offending folder
    Hit enter, folder gone. In task manager go to applications\new task. Type explorer.exe, Ok. All is done.