when creating folder or deleting files explorer freezes

Posted: 12-03-2008, 03:29 AM
Whenever I create a new folder the explorer screen freezes. Nothing else
freezes. I have to go to task manager and end the task. When I get back to
Explorer the new folder is there. I also have the same issue when I create a
desktop short cut or try to delete the desktop shortcut. When I delete a
directory I get a message box stating recycling 1 item. I don't think it's
my anti virus software. I removed MacAfee and tired creating a new folder,
the same thing happened. I also ran malware and spybot. Nothing was found.

My windows mail also leaves a process running, this won't allow me to get
back into email unless I kill the process. I don't know if this matters but
I also lost the look of my Vista start button. It looks like the old XP.
Any idea's would be greatly appreciated.

THANKS Rich

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Re: when creating folder or deleting files explorer freezes
Posted: 12-29-2008, 06:26 PM

I've had this problem, searched everywhere, tried anything and still
nothing. When I delete something by sending it to the Recycle Bin or
completely, rename it, move a file, or make a new file or folder in
explorer it freezes, entering rename mode but not doing anything does
not cause this though. This also happens in any program that attempts
the same actions. It's been happening for a whle and I would use system
restore if it went back that far. Maybe it was related to the Mail
program process not terminating, which I also found to be the problem
with windows movie maker. I uninstalled McAffee, and for another COM
surrogate error that crashes almost every 30 minutes I tried updating
DivX for thumbnails etc. and nothing has helped. Apparently now my
search function is broken and freezes explorer as well when I use the
small box in the top right corner. I tried enabling/disabling services
and still nothing. One thing I saw is to stop error handling in the
dllhost program but that's not fixing the problem. I Have Vista Home
Premium SP1 on a Dell M1530 and an nVidia GeForce 8300 video card i
think. All of this just makes Vista so unwanted.

Any help I can get on this would be appreciated.


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Re: when creating folder or deleting files explorer freezes
Posted: 12-29-2008, 06:26 PM

I've had this problem, searched everywhere, tried anything and still
nothing. When I delete something by sending it to the Recycle Bin or
completely, rename it, move a file, or make a new file or folder in
explorer it freezes, entering rename mode but not doing anything does
not cause this though. This also happens in any program that attempts
the same actions. It's been happening for a whle and I would use system
restore if it went back that far. Maybe it was related to the Mail
program process not terminating, which I also found to be the problem
with windows movie maker. I uninstalled McAffee, and for another COM
surrogate error that crashes almost every 30 minutes I tried updating
DivX for thumbnails etc. and nothing has helped. Apparently now my
search function is broken and freezes explorer as well when I use the
small box in the top right corner. I tried enabling/disabling services
and still nothing. One thing I saw is to stop error handling in the
dllhost program but that's not fixing the problem. I Have Vista Home
Premium SP1 on a Dell M1530 and an nVidia GeForce 8300 video card i
think. All of this just makes Vista so unwanted.

Any help I can get on this would be appreciated.


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Re: when creating folder or deleting files explorer freezes
Posted: 01-06-2009, 07:58 PM

The problem seems to be with the "SearchIndexer.exe" process. Open Tas
Manager and click the "Processes" tab. On the "Processes" tab, you ma
also need to click the button labeled "Show processes from all users."

Search for the process named "SearchIndexer.exe." End this process
then restart it. To restart it, go to the "File" menu and choose "Ne
Task." In the box, type "SearchIndexer.exe" and click "OK.

I was having the exact same problem and this fixed it. I hope it work
for you

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Re: when creating folder or deleting files explorer freezes
Posted: 01-09-2009, 07:19 PM

Sorry, if it did anything it didn't do much. Sometimes I'm able to cop
some files to or from my internal hard drive to an external one but
just tried deleting something off of the Desktop and it showed th
freezing progress bar again

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Re: when creating folder or deleting files explorer freezes
Posted: 01-15-2009, 05:34 PM

I tried disabling the service to SearchIndexer and it took a while an
then said it couldn't contact the service so I set it to disabled an
I'll try a reboot

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Re: when creating folder or deleting files explorer freezes
Posted: 01-17-2009, 09:51 PM

Sometimes SearchIndexer was 'embedded' by the Windows Search process.
What stopped me last time was that I could not stop it from running a
it could not function properly to communicate with. Disabling
rebooting seemed to help. While the frequency of explorer's progres
bar freezing is less, it still happens, maybe tied to some actions mor
than others. Move (cut), copy, paste seem to act a little better
creating files unsure, but renaming files seems to cause explorer t
freeze (Not needing progress bar window?). This is starting to b
confirmed on my part not only a partial solution but a temporary one.
did not know how Explorer and other related programs came to be in thi
broken state whether it be a Windows Update or a third-party program

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when creating folder or deleting files explorer freezes
Posted: 03-03-2009, 01:34 AM
-> I also lost the look of my Vista start button. It looks like the old XP.
-> Any idea's would be greatly appreciated.

Change your desktop theme to something other that Windows Standard or
Windows Classic.
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Re: when creating folder or deleting files explorer freezes
Posted: 03-03-2009, 12:06 PM
Robert Wolfe wrote:
> -> I also lost the look of my Vista start button. It looks like the old
> XP. -> Any idea's would be greatly appreciated.
>
> Change your desktop theme to something other that Windows Standard or
> Windows Classic.
And here's another orphaned post.

Thanks for the information, but no one knows to whom you are giving this
information since you are not posting on a real forum as you think you are.
You are using a web interface that leeches Usenet posts and most of the
rest of us are using real newsreaders. We don't see what you do. If you
want to participate in Usenet, the better way is to set up a newsreader.
This is very easy to do and I'll give you information about that below. If
you prefer to use a forum, then here are two excellent ones:

http://forum.aumha.org/index.php
http://http://computerhaven.info/

Since you are using a web interface, you may not realize that this is really
a newsgroup. You will get far more out of this resource if you learn to use
a newsreader. There are many good newsreaders for Windows, but you can use
Outlook Express (XP) or Windows Mail (Vista) since you already have it.
Here are some links to information about newsgroups:

About Usenet:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Usenet
http://www.faqs.org/faqs/ - Usenet FAQs from the Internet FAQ Archives
http://www.usenetmonster.com/infocenter/
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Usenet - a brief explanation
of newsgroups

Outlook Express/Windows Mail as Newsreader:
http://michaelstevenstech.com/outloo...snewreader.htm
http://rickrogers.org/setupoe.htm
http://vistasupport.mvps.org/accessi...ndows_mail.htm

How to Post:
http://www.elephantboycomputers.com/page2.html#Usenet
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx/kb/555375 - How to Ask a Question
http://users.tpg.com.au/bzyhjr/liszt.htm - How Not to Get Technical Help on
Usenet
http://www.catb.org/~esr/faqs/smart-questions.html

http://aumha.org/nntp.htm - list of MS newsgroups
microsoft.public.test.here - MS group to test if your newsreader is working
properly
http://www3.telus.net/dandemar/munad.htm - how to munge email address
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crossposting - crossposting
http://www.blakjak.demon.co.uk/mul_crss.htm - multiposting

Other Newsreaders for Windows:
http://www.forteinc.com/main/homepage.php - Forte
http://www.mozilla.org - Thunderbird

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Re: when creating folder or deleting files explorer freezes
Posted: 03-23-2009, 10:21 PM

I had this problem, took me all bloody night to fix it - go to contro
panel, classic view, administrative tools, services then disabl
'windows search'.

hope this helps... !!

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