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Explorer Lost the Ability to Move or Copy Files

  1. #1


    Raivo Guest

    Explorer Lost the Ability to Move or Copy Files

    Recently (within the past 2-3 days), Explorer no longer seems able to move or
    copy files at random occasions. Sometimes, I get one of those permission
    dialogs; other times, I get messages stating that the file I'm trying to move
    is open in some program when it's clearly not (this persists across reboots
    as well). When I cancel these permission dialogs after clicking OK about 20
    times (which keeps redisplaying the dialog), I'm left with a zero-byte file
    of the same name as the first file I'm trying to move or copy (this appears
    in the destination folder). The Explorer progress dialogs either stay on
    "Calculating time remaining..." (which should be unnecessary for a single
    40KB file) or, if I click Cancel, on "Canceling...". These dialogs will
    remain open until I reboot or log off and log back on again; clicking the X
    does not close them. (The dialogs in this screen shot,
    http://files.nexusproject.org/vista_notmoving.jpg , have been stuck on
    "Canceling..." for about six hours so far.)

    I cannot kill Explorer through Task Manager; "End Process" keeps warning me
    about data loss, I keep clicking OK, and Explorer just sits around. Also, I
    had set Explorer to "Launch folder windows in a separate process" for
    increased stability, as was recommended under Windows XP. However, this
    setting, combined with an explorer.exe that simply refuses to quit, results
    in a system that's essentially unusable unless I restart or log off and back
    on. Killing the other explorer (the one running the desktop / taskbar /
    etc.) and restarting it works fine, except when I try to open any folder
    windows or use the Start menu. Because it sees a second explorer.exe process
    open, it tries to open the folder views in that process, which causes the
    newly restarted explorer to lock up, waiting for the frozen second instance.
    I unchecked "Launch folder windows in a separate process," but even after
    logging off and back on again, it doesn't seem to have taken effect. I
    suppose that it's one of those settings that require a restart, although I
    don't recall this ever being an issue under XP.

    I would appreciate any ideas or suggestions on how to fix this issue. This
    is a relatively new install of Vista (clean installation, about two weeks
    old, dual-booting with XP), so it's probably not caused by third-party
    software, but who knows...

    Thanks,
    Raivo

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  3. #2


    Jay Guest

    RE: Explorer Lost the Ability to Move or Copy Files

    Raivo,

    My friends and I are experiencing the unable to cancel issue with the
    Vista's file copy dialog. Where when a transfer is cancelled the dialog hangs
    with a title of "Canceling..." and the other fields show Time Remaining as
    "Calculating...". Checking the performance information for the drive the
    second the cancel button is pressed the file transfer does stop, but the
    current destination file it was working on stays locked and the dialog cannot
    be closed.

    Initially it was thought that video thumbnailing was causing the issue, but
    testing out with large files of a non-video/image type also revealed this
    issue.

    I have not managed to locate the reason or a resolution to this issue.

    If any others have had this issue please post, and if someone out there
    knows a resolution please post too.

    Thanks,

    "Raivo" wrote:

    > Recently (within the past 2-3 days), Explorer no longer seems able to move or
    > copy files at random occasions. Sometimes, I get one of those permission
    > dialogs; other times, I get messages stating that the file I'm trying to move
    > is open in some program when it's clearly not (this persists across reboots
    > as well). When I cancel these permission dialogs after clicking OK about 20
    > times (which keeps redisplaying the dialog), I'm left with a zero-byte file
    > of the same name as the first file I'm trying to move or copy (this appears
    > in the destination folder). The Explorer progress dialogs either stay on
    > "Calculating time remaining..." (which should be unnecessary for a single
    > 40KB file) or, if I click Cancel, on "Canceling...". These dialogs will
    > remain open until I reboot or log off and log back on again; clicking the X
    > does not close them. (The dialogs in this screen shot,
    > http://files.nexusproject.org/vista_notmoving.jpg , have been stuck on
    > "Canceling..." for about six hours so far.)
    >
    > I cannot kill Explorer through Task Manager; "End Process" keeps warning me
    > about data loss, I keep clicking OK, and Explorer just sits around. Also, I
    > had set Explorer to "Launch folder windows in a separate process" for
    > increased stability, as was recommended under Windows XP. However, this
    > setting, combined with an explorer.exe that simply refuses to quit, results
    > in a system that's essentially unusable unless I restart or log off and back
    > on. Killing the other explorer (the one running the desktop / taskbar /
    > etc.) and restarting it works fine, except when I try to open any folder
    > windows or use the Start menu. Because it sees a second explorer.exe process
    > open, it tries to open the folder views in that process, which causes the
    > newly restarted explorer to lock up, waiting for the frozen second instance.
    > I unchecked "Launch folder windows in a separate process," but even after
    > logging off and back on again, it doesn't seem to have taken effect. I
    > suppose that it's one of those settings that require a restart, although I
    > don't recall this ever being an issue under XP.
    >
    > I would appreciate any ideas or suggestions on how to fix this issue. This
    > is a relatively new install of Vista (clean installation, about two weeks
    > old, dual-booting with XP), so it's probably not caused by third-party
    > software, but who knows...
    >
    > Thanks,
    > Raivo


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  4. #3


    Guest

    Re: Explorer Lost the Ability to Move or Copy Files

    No it doesn't. It is about rebuilding indexes on indexless avi. You are
    talking about mpeg. It was fixed a long time ago (XP SP2).

    What happens if you rename them to avi.

    The hotfix in that article is for XP SP1 (for those who can't install SP2)
    "Amanda" <Amanda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:009CBF34-B92B-4914-BDAC-7A7FDF671B1C@microsoft.com...
    >I also have a similar file problem, and posted it under "explorer
    > hangs"....my problem occurs when trying to delete or move large video
    > files.
    > The dialog box calculating time remaining hangs, explorer eventually
    > crashes,
    > the file neer gets deleted. I found a fix that EXACTLY describes this
    > problem, but it applies to Win XP, not Vista.
    > (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822430) The article YOU mentioned is
    > similar
    > to my problem, but it looks like it is not a free downloadable fix? Also
    > it
    > seems to apply to networks & servers, and I have just my own home
    > computer,
    > so not sure if it applies.
    >
    > --
    > Amanda B
    >
    >
    > "simonmar" wrote:
    >
    >> On Mar 3, 6:37 am, Raivo <R...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >> > Recently (within the past 2-3 days), Explorer no longer seems able to
    >> > move or
    >> > copyfilesat random occasions. Sometimes, I get one of those permission
    >> > dialogs; other times, I get messages stating that the file I'm trying
    >> > to move
    >> > is open in some program when it's clearly not (this persists across
    >> > reboots
    >> > as well). When I cancel these permission dialogs after clicking OK
    >> > about 20
    >> > times (which keeps redisplaying the dialog), I'm left with a zero-byte
    >> > file
    >> > of the same name as the first file I'm trying to move or copy (this
    >> > appears
    >> > in the destination folder). The Explorer progress dialogs either stay
    >> > on
    >> > "Calculating time remaining..." (which should be unnecessary for a
    >> > single
    >> > 40KB file) or, if I click Cancel, on "Canceling...". These dialogs
    >> > will
    >> > remain open until I reboot or log off and log back on again; clicking
    >> > the X
    >> > does not close them. (The dialogs in this screen
    >> > shot,http://files.nexusproject.org/vista_notmoving.jpg, have been stuck
    >> > on
    >> > "Canceling..." for about six hours so far.)
    >> >
    >> > I cannot kill Explorer through Task Manager; "End Process" keeps
    >> > warning me
    >> > about data loss, I keep clicking OK, and Explorer just sits around.
    >> > Also, I
    >> > had set Explorer to "Launch folder windows in a separate process" for
    >> > increased stability, as was recommended under Windows XP. However,
    >> > this
    >> > setting, combined with an explorer.exe that simply refuses to quit,
    >> > results
    >> > in a system that's essentially unusable unless I restart or log off and
    >> > back
    >> > on. Killing the other explorer (the one running the desktop / taskbar
    >> > /
    >> > etc.) and restarting it works fine, except when I try to open any
    >> > folder
    >> > windows or use the Start menu. Because it sees a second explorer.exe
    >> > process
    >> > open, it tries to open the folder views in that process, which causes
    >> > the
    >> > newly restarted explorer to lock up, waiting for the frozen second
    >> > instance.
    >> > I unchecked "Launch folder windows in a separate process," but even
    >> > after
    >> > logging off and back on again, it doesn't seem to have taken effect. I
    >> > suppose that it's one of those settings that require a restart,
    >> > although I
    >> > don't recall this ever being an issue under XP.
    >> >
    >> > I would appreciate any ideas or suggestions on how to fix this issue.
    >> > This
    >> > is a relatively new install ofVista(clean installation, about two weeks
    >> > old, dual-booting with XP), so it's probably not caused by third-party
    >> > software, but who knows...

    >>
    >> There's now a fix (allegedly) for this:
    >>
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931770/en-us
    >>
    >> Cheers,
    >> Simon
    >>
    >>



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  5. #4


    Amanda Guest

    Re: Explorer Lost the Ability to Move or Copy Files

    I can't rename them, explorer hangs & stops responding then too. Are you the
    same "." that answered my post about this in another forum category, and
    suggested I use the command prompt? If so, that solution worked & didn't
    work. I was able to delete two very large .mpg's right away. Two files are
    left, but they will not delete...even the .cmd seems to "hang'....the
    blinking cursor just blinks & blinks....I waited 10 minutes once before
    closing it. However, on the two files it did delete, it worked immediately.
    At the same time, explorer again starts using 100% CP and hangs.
    Maybe I can rename one in the .cmd window??


    --
    Amanda B


    "." wrote:

    > No it doesn't. It is about rebuilding indexes on indexless avi. You are
    > talking about mpeg. It was fixed a long time ago (XP SP2).
    >
    > What happens if you rename them to avi.
    >
    > The hotfix in that article is for XP SP1 (for those who can't install SP2)
    > "Amanda" <Amanda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:009CBF34-B92B-4914-BDAC-7A7FDF671B1C@microsoft.com...
    > >I also have a similar file problem, and posted it under "explorer
    > > hangs"....my problem occurs when trying to delete or move large video
    > > files.
    > > The dialog box calculating time remaining hangs, explorer eventually
    > > crashes,
    > > the file neer gets deleted. I found a fix that EXACTLY describes this
    > > problem, but it applies to Win XP, not Vista.
    > > (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822430) The article YOU mentioned is
    > > similar
    > > to my problem, but it looks like it is not a free downloadable fix? Also
    > > it
    > > seems to apply to networks & servers, and I have just my own home
    > > computer,
    > > so not sure if it applies.
    > >
    > > --
    > > Amanda B
    > >
    > >
    > > "simonmar" wrote:
    > >
    > >> On Mar 3, 6:37 am, Raivo <R...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > >> > Recently (within the past 2-3 days), Explorer no longer seems able to
    > >> > move or
    > >> > copyfilesat random occasions. Sometimes, I get one of those permission
    > >> > dialogs; other times, I get messages stating that the file I'm trying
    > >> > to move
    > >> > is open in some program when it's clearly not (this persists across
    > >> > reboots
    > >> > as well). When I cancel these permission dialogs after clicking OK
    > >> > about 20
    > >> > times (which keeps redisplaying the dialog), I'm left with a zero-byte
    > >> > file
    > >> > of the same name as the first file I'm trying to move or copy (this
    > >> > appears
    > >> > in the destination folder). The Explorer progress dialogs either stay
    > >> > on
    > >> > "Calculating time remaining..." (which should be unnecessary for a
    > >> > single
    > >> > 40KB file) or, if I click Cancel, on "Canceling...". These dialogs
    > >> > will
    > >> > remain open until I reboot or log off and log back on again; clicking
    > >> > the X
    > >> > does not close them. (The dialogs in this screen
    > >> > shot,http://files.nexusproject.org/vista_notmoving.jpg, have been stuck
    > >> > on
    > >> > "Canceling..." for about six hours so far.)
    > >> >
    > >> > I cannot kill Explorer through Task Manager; "End Process" keeps
    > >> > warning me
    > >> > about data loss, I keep clicking OK, and Explorer just sits around.
    > >> > Also, I
    > >> > had set Explorer to "Launch folder windows in a separate process" for
    > >> > increased stability, as was recommended under Windows XP. However,
    > >> > this
    > >> > setting, combined with an explorer.exe that simply refuses to quit,
    > >> > results
    > >> > in a system that's essentially unusable unless I restart or log off and
    > >> > back
    > >> > on. Killing the other explorer (the one running the desktop / taskbar
    > >> > /
    > >> > etc.) and restarting it works fine, except when I try to open any
    > >> > folder
    > >> > windows or use the Start menu. Because it sees a second explorer.exe
    > >> > process
    > >> > open, it tries to open the folder views in that process, which causes
    > >> > the
    > >> > newly restarted explorer to lock up, waiting for the frozen second
    > >> > instance.
    > >> > I unchecked "Launch folder windows in a separate process," but even
    > >> > after
    > >> > logging off and back on again, it doesn't seem to have taken effect. I
    > >> > suppose that it's one of those settings that require a restart,
    > >> > although I
    > >> > don't recall this ever being an issue under XP.
    > >> >
    > >> > I would appreciate any ideas or suggestions on how to fix this issue.
    > >> > This
    > >> > is a relatively new install ofVista(clean installation, about two weeks
    > >> > old, dual-booting with XP), so it's probably not caused by third-party
    > >> > software, but who knows...
    > >>
    > >> There's now a fix (allegedly) for this:
    > >>
    > >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931770/en-us
    > >>
    > >> Cheers,
    > >> Simon
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    >


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  6. #5


    Guest

    Re: Explorer Lost the Ability to Move or Copy Files

    Same as delete instruction but

    ren oldname.ext newname.ext

    so

    ren myvideo.mpg myvideo.avi

    And I am the same . I hate filling in forms. I also saw this your post in
    the video forum.

    I'm surprised cmd hangs though. That's very unusual. One would expect an
    error message of Access Denied straight away. Not a hang.

    Try this to delete the files. It bypasses some checks on why windows
    shouldn't delete it.

    del \\?\C:\whereeverthefilefolderis\filename.ext

    It is the path prepended by \\?\

    You may have to type the path in full, Shift + Right click file - Copy As
    Path

    Then in Cmd, Right Click titlebar - Edit - Paste

    Prepend to the path
    del \\?\

    "Amanda" <Amanda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:91923834-9280-4B65-8931-92B1535528FF@microsoft.com...
    >I can't rename them, explorer hangs & stops responding then too. Are you
    >the
    > same "." that answered my post about this in another forum category, and
    > suggested I use the command prompt? If so, that solution worked & didn't
    > work. I was able to delete two very large .mpg's right away. Two files are
    > left, but they will not delete...even the .cmd seems to "hang'....the
    > blinking cursor just blinks & blinks....I waited 10 minutes once before
    > closing it. However, on the two files it did delete, it worked
    > immediately.
    > At the same time, explorer again starts using 100% CP and hangs.
    > Maybe I can rename one in the .cmd window??
    >
    >
    > --
    > Amanda B
    >
    >
    > "." wrote:
    >
    >> No it doesn't. It is about rebuilding indexes on indexless avi. You are
    >> talking about mpeg. It was fixed a long time ago (XP SP2).
    >>
    >> What happens if you rename them to avi.
    >>
    >> The hotfix in that article is for XP SP1 (for those who can't install
    >> SP2)
    >> "Amanda" <Amanda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    >> news:009CBF34-B92B-4914-BDAC-7A7FDF671B1C@microsoft.com...
    >> >I also have a similar file problem, and posted it under "explorer
    >> > hangs"....my problem occurs when trying to delete or move large video
    >> > files.
    >> > The dialog box calculating time remaining hangs, explorer eventually
    >> > crashes,
    >> > the file neer gets deleted. I found a fix that EXACTLY describes this
    >> > problem, but it applies to Win XP, not Vista.
    >> > (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822430) The article YOU mentioned is
    >> > similar
    >> > to my problem, but it looks like it is not a free downloadable fix?
    >> > Also
    >> > it
    >> > seems to apply to networks & servers, and I have just my own home
    >> > computer,
    >> > so not sure if it applies.
    >> >
    >> > --
    >> > Amanda B
    >> >
    >> >
    >> > "simonmar" wrote:
    >> >
    >> >> On Mar 3, 6:37 am, Raivo <R...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    >> >> > Recently (within the past 2-3 days), Explorer no longer seems able
    >> >> > to
    >> >> > move or
    >> >> > copyfilesat random occasions. Sometimes, I get one of those
    >> >> > permission
    >> >> > dialogs; other times, I get messages stating that the file I'm
    >> >> > trying
    >> >> > to move
    >> >> > is open in some program when it's clearly not (this persists across
    >> >> > reboots
    >> >> > as well). When I cancel these permission dialogs after clicking OK
    >> >> > about 20
    >> >> > times (which keeps redisplaying the dialog), I'm left with a
    >> >> > zero-byte
    >> >> > file
    >> >> > of the same name as the first file I'm trying to move or copy (this
    >> >> > appears
    >> >> > in the destination folder). The Explorer progress dialogs either
    >> >> > stay
    >> >> > on
    >> >> > "Calculating time remaining..." (which should be unnecessary for a
    >> >> > single
    >> >> > 40KB file) or, if I click Cancel, on "Canceling...". These dialogs
    >> >> > will
    >> >> > remain open until I reboot or log off and log back on again;
    >> >> > clicking
    >> >> > the X
    >> >> > does not close them. (The dialogs in this screen
    >> >> > shot,http://files.nexusproject.org/vista_notmoving.jpg, have been
    >> >> > stuck
    >> >> > on
    >> >> > "Canceling..." for about six hours so far.)
    >> >> >
    >> >> > I cannot kill Explorer through Task Manager; "End Process" keeps
    >> >> > warning me
    >> >> > about data loss, I keep clicking OK, and Explorer just sits around.
    >> >> > Also, I
    >> >> > had set Explorer to "Launch folder windows in a separate process"
    >> >> > for
    >> >> > increased stability, as was recommended under Windows XP. However,
    >> >> > this
    >> >> > setting, combined with an explorer.exe that simply refuses to quit,
    >> >> > results
    >> >> > in a system that's essentially unusable unless I restart or log off
    >> >> > and
    >> >> > back
    >> >> > on. Killing the other explorer (the one running the desktop /
    >> >> > taskbar
    >> >> > /
    >> >> > etc.) and restarting it works fine, except when I try to open any
    >> >> > folder
    >> >> > windows or use the Start menu. Because it sees a second
    >> >> > explorer.exe
    >> >> > process
    >> >> > open, it tries to open the folder views in that process, which
    >> >> > causes
    >> >> > the
    >> >> > newly restarted explorer to lock up, waiting for the frozen second
    >> >> > instance.
    >> >> > I unchecked "Launch folder windows in a separate process," but even
    >> >> > after
    >> >> > logging off and back on again, it doesn't seem to have taken effect.
    >> >> > I
    >> >> > suppose that it's one of those settings that require a restart,
    >> >> > although I
    >> >> > don't recall this ever being an issue under XP.
    >> >> >
    >> >> > I would appreciate any ideas or suggestions on how to fix this
    >> >> > issue.
    >> >> > This
    >> >> > is a relatively new install ofVista(clean installation, about two
    >> >> > weeks
    >> >> > old, dual-booting with XP), so it's probably not caused by
    >> >> > third-party
    >> >> > software, but who knows...
    >> >>
    >> >> There's now a fix (allegedly) for this:
    >> >>
    >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931770/en-us
    >> >>
    >> >> Cheers,
    >> >> Simon
    >> >>
    >> >>

    >>
    >>



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  7. #6


    Amanda Guest

    Re: Explorer Lost the Ability to Move or Copy Files

    Well, ".", thank you for all your good advice. I finally got everything
    deleted, but for some reason, no one method worked on all the files, even
    though they were all created & saved by the same program. I too was surprised
    that cmd stopped responding. I would have expected an error message of some
    sort.
    Just BTW, the program that started this whole mess was a Hauppage TV
    recording program. Related to this whole thing, media player will not play
    these files, although the Hauppage TV program will play them. I installed the
    same program on our other computer, which has Vista Ultimate. There we have
    no problems working with the .mpg, (so far), we can delete them as normal.
    AND media player will pay them. So much for thinking I could get away with
    anything called BASIC. :-)
    Hmpf.
    A
    --
    Amanda B


    "." wrote:

    > Same as delete instruction but
    >
    > ren oldname.ext newname.ext
    >
    > so
    >
    > ren myvideo.mpg myvideo.avi
    >
    > And I am the same . I hate filling in forms. I also saw this your post in
    > the video forum.
    >
    > I'm surprised cmd hangs though. That's very unusual. One would expect an
    > error message of Access Denied straight away. Not a hang.
    >
    > Try this to delete the files. It bypasses some checks on why windows
    > shouldn't delete it.
    >
    > del \\?\C:\whereeverthefilefolderis\filename.ext
    >
    > It is the path prepended by \\?\
    >
    > You may have to type the path in full, Shift + Right click file - Copy As
    > Path
    >
    > Then in Cmd, Right Click titlebar - Edit - Paste
    >
    > Prepend to the path
    > del \\?\
    >
    > "Amanda" <Amanda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > news:91923834-9280-4B65-8931-92B1535528FF@microsoft.com...
    > >I can't rename them, explorer hangs & stops responding then too. Are you
    > >the
    > > same "." that answered my post about this in another forum category, and
    > > suggested I use the command prompt? If so, that solution worked & didn't
    > > work. I was able to delete two very large .mpg's right away. Two files are
    > > left, but they will not delete...even the .cmd seems to "hang'....the
    > > blinking cursor just blinks & blinks....I waited 10 minutes once before
    > > closing it. However, on the two files it did delete, it worked
    > > immediately.
    > > At the same time, explorer again starts using 100% CP and hangs.
    > > Maybe I can rename one in the .cmd window??
    > >
    > >
    > > --
    > > Amanda B
    > >
    > >
    > > "." wrote:
    > >
    > >> No it doesn't. It is about rebuilding indexes on indexless avi. You are
    > >> talking about mpeg. It was fixed a long time ago (XP SP2).
    > >>
    > >> What happens if you rename them to avi.
    > >>
    > >> The hotfix in that article is for XP SP1 (for those who can't install
    > >> SP2)
    > >> "Amanda" <Amanda@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    > >> news:009CBF34-B92B-4914-BDAC-7A7FDF671B1C@microsoft.com...
    > >> >I also have a similar file problem, and posted it under "explorer
    > >> > hangs"....my problem occurs when trying to delete or move large video
    > >> > files.
    > >> > The dialog box calculating time remaining hangs, explorer eventually
    > >> > crashes,
    > >> > the file neer gets deleted. I found a fix that EXACTLY describes this
    > >> > problem, but it applies to Win XP, not Vista.
    > >> > (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/822430) The article YOU mentioned is
    > >> > similar
    > >> > to my problem, but it looks like it is not a free downloadable fix?
    > >> > Also
    > >> > it
    > >> > seems to apply to networks & servers, and I have just my own home
    > >> > computer,
    > >> > so not sure if it applies.
    > >> >
    > >> > --
    > >> > Amanda B
    > >> >
    > >> >
    > >> > "simonmar" wrote:
    > >> >
    > >> >> On Mar 3, 6:37 am, Raivo <R...@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote:
    > >> >> > Recently (within the past 2-3 days), Explorer no longer seems able
    > >> >> > to
    > >> >> > move or
    > >> >> > copyfilesat random occasions. Sometimes, I get one of those
    > >> >> > permission
    > >> >> > dialogs; other times, I get messages stating that the file I'm
    > >> >> > trying
    > >> >> > to move
    > >> >> > is open in some program when it's clearly not (this persists across
    > >> >> > reboots
    > >> >> > as well). When I cancel these permission dialogs after clicking OK
    > >> >> > about 20
    > >> >> > times (which keeps redisplaying the dialog), I'm left with a
    > >> >> > zero-byte
    > >> >> > file
    > >> >> > of the same name as the first file I'm trying to move or copy (this
    > >> >> > appears
    > >> >> > in the destination folder). The Explorer progress dialogs either
    > >> >> > stay
    > >> >> > on
    > >> >> > "Calculating time remaining..." (which should be unnecessary for a
    > >> >> > single
    > >> >> > 40KB file) or, if I click Cancel, on "Canceling...". These dialogs
    > >> >> > will
    > >> >> > remain open until I reboot or log off and log back on again;
    > >> >> > clicking
    > >> >> > the X
    > >> >> > does not close them. (The dialogs in this screen
    > >> >> > shot,http://files.nexusproject.org/vista_notmoving.jpg, have been
    > >> >> > stuck
    > >> >> > on
    > >> >> > "Canceling..." for about six hours so far.)
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > I cannot kill Explorer through Task Manager; "End Process" keeps
    > >> >> > warning me
    > >> >> > about data loss, I keep clicking OK, and Explorer just sits around.
    > >> >> > Also, I
    > >> >> > had set Explorer to "Launch folder windows in a separate process"
    > >> >> > for
    > >> >> > increased stability, as was recommended under Windows XP. However,
    > >> >> > this
    > >> >> > setting, combined with an explorer.exe that simply refuses to quit,
    > >> >> > results
    > >> >> > in a system that's essentially unusable unless I restart or log off
    > >> >> > and
    > >> >> > back
    > >> >> > on. Killing the other explorer (the one running the desktop /
    > >> >> > taskbar
    > >> >> > /
    > >> >> > etc.) and restarting it works fine, except when I try to open any
    > >> >> > folder
    > >> >> > windows or use the Start menu. Because it sees a second
    > >> >> > explorer.exe
    > >> >> > process
    > >> >> > open, it tries to open the folder views in that process, which
    > >> >> > causes
    > >> >> > the
    > >> >> > newly restarted explorer to lock up, waiting for the frozen second
    > >> >> > instance.
    > >> >> > I unchecked "Launch folder windows in a separate process," but even
    > >> >> > after
    > >> >> > logging off and back on again, it doesn't seem to have taken effect.
    > >> >> > I
    > >> >> > suppose that it's one of those settings that require a restart,
    > >> >> > although I
    > >> >> > don't recall this ever being an issue under XP.
    > >> >> >
    > >> >> > I would appreciate any ideas or suggestions on how to fix this
    > >> >> > issue.
    > >> >> > This
    > >> >> > is a relatively new install ofVista(clean installation, about two
    > >> >> > weeks
    > >> >> > old, dual-booting with XP), so it's probably not caused by
    > >> >> > third-party
    > >> >> > software, but who knows...
    > >> >>
    > >> >> There's now a fix (allegedly) for this:
    > >> >>
    > >> >> http://support.microsoft.com/kb/931770/en-us
    > >> >>
    > >> >> Cheers,
    > >> >> Simon
    > >> >>
    > >> >>
    > >>
    > >>

    >
    >


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