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So if i open my map with all my downloads,
ranging from Anime to software.

it crashes immediately, no other folder does it..
it might be the biggest folder but it doesnt mean it should insta crash..

my norton 360 scanned it. and no viruses..
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post #2 of 10
How big is said folder? If the folder is very large in size and you're allowing caching of thumbnails/display if thumbnail previews (large or very large), then it'll definitely crash.
post #3 of 10
Open a command prompt window with administrative rights and type this: "chkdsk c: /r/v" or if it's not on the c:\\ drive put in your respective drive letter. This will check the filesystem to see if there are any badclusters or any other issues on the disk that could be causing this.

But if the folder is excessively large like you say it is, it could be that you've put more items in than the NTFS filesystem can actually handle and when you open it, it's causing issues. You could try booting to a linux live disc like knoppix or ubuntu and moving some of the files to a different folder or just make a subfolder within that folder. This would change the number of items located in that folder and could potentially resolve the issue. This can also happen if the filename of a file is too long, then Windows won't touch it and won't allow you top open it, copy it, move it, etc. because it's name is too long. This can also occur if a file or files are "too deep" within the directory structure. Meaning that if the total file path is more than 255 characters it is considered unaccessible and moving files up a directory level or 2 can resolve the issue.
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post #4 of 10
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Originally Posted by hokeyplyr48 View Post
Open a command prompt window with administrative rights and type this: "chkdsk c: /r/v" or if it's not on the c:\\ drive put....
It will simply error not help . If there is an error previously or you have a massive drive it really won't help much. Just ran that on my gigantic media library errored within seconds =P. Also one of your extensions was to lock the drive *lock C:? =/* which one can't do as it is in use by your OS...
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post #5 of 10
I would check to make sure all the files are intact by booting into a live cd.
Edited by Truambitionz - 5/26/11 at 8:42am
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It will simply error not help . If there is an error previously or you have a massive drive it really won't help much. Just ran that on my gigantic media library errored within seconds =P. Also one of your extensions was to lock the drive *lock C:? =/* which one can't do as it is in use by your OS...
Not exactly sure what you're saying here but it does fix filesystem issues, that's what the /r argument is for "repair". And yes if you run chkdsk on the c:\\ drive it has to unlock the drive by restarting the compute rand running it at startup. This is because it needs to kill all the file handles which are associated with the drive. I use this tool day in and day out at work...I'm looking at 3 computers right now where it's fixing bad sectors. One of them will need an HDAT2 scan afterwards but thats another story.
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post #7 of 10
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Its only 500gb big
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post #8 of 10
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Its only 500gb big
? is this in reference to my post? If so, you can still do everything I stated earlier.
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post #9 of 10
Quote:
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Its only 500gb big
How do you have the files sorted in that file?

Do you have all of the files just inside of the folder, or have you sorted them into different folders inside of the large folder?

If you haven't sorted them then that explains why explorer is crashing.
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post #10 of 10
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soem are sorted some arent

so what to do about that?
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