|When Windows Explorer plays up it indicates a system problem - not always easy to diagnose. Amongst other things it could be a registry issue. I had problems once due to using a Folder Size program.|
Try this open source one (A43):
(use the Brothersoft US download half way down the page).
If you want to see what it's about go here:
I don't recommend this second link for the download because it seems to get you involved in a "downloader" program.
Not only is it free but you just unzip the files into a folder then make a shortcut to the A43.exe (you can drag this to the Start Menu if you wish). It doesn't use the registry - which could be an advantage. To uninstall it you just delete the folder.
I used it way back and if I remember correctly it can be made to look just like Windows Explorer. I'm gonna give it a whirl again - might be handy for comparing notes.
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