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Explorer issues and empty folders

  1. #11


    Germany
    Posts : 24
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Sorry, i was just pissed at the moment. I didn't say it sucks, but it almost made me install Windows 7 again.
    Anyway, after some tweaking with my router, wifi adapter, drivers and some cursing , i managed to get back my full bandwidth.
    Don't ask me what exactly did i do, cause i can't tell.
    The explorer is still acting strange, but i can say that is better than this morning.
    It seems like windows 8 need some time to adapt or something.... i don't know.
    By the way i did a clean install.
    I understand and sorry about it. Explorer.exe problem is one of the hardest thing to diagnose since it does a lot of things in the background ie. update registry, creating files , updating files etc... and along those things if it finds problem that cannot be resolved then it will crash or hang.

    Please download: Autoruns for Windows and run as admin. Under Explorer tab, temporarily disable everything that is non Microsoft and under Internet Explorer, temporarily disable add-ons that are non Microsoft
    and try it again to see if it fixes your problem. If it does then you can re-enable one by one until the problem occurs again, if it does not then we have to dig a little further.
    Thanks for the help, but it seems now that all problems are gone. I don't know what happened, maybe cause i updated all possible drivers with the latest.
    Now everything runs perfectly and i'm not regretting the 29 bucks anymore.
    I was about the buy Start8, cause of the start button, but i actually get used to the new start menu.
    In fact i find easier to click in the low left corner to access the start menu. It's fast, it pops out instantly and you don't need to look where you click.
    I'm enjoying now windows 8

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  2. #12


    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,847
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Thanks for the help, but it seems now that all problems are gone. I don't know what happened, maybe cause i updated all possible drivers with the latest.
    Now everything runs perfectly and i'm not regretting the 29 bucks anymore.
    I was about the buy Start8, cause of the start button, but i actually get used to the new start menu.
    In fact i find easier to click in the low left corner to access the start menu. It's fast, it pops out instantly and you don't need to look where you click.
    I'm enjoying now windows 8
    Good to hear it worked out. If you organize your Start Screen well and put all the common apps in groups, you'll find it actually easier to use than Windows 7 Start Menu. In addition, use this small freeware WinAero: Pin to 8 to create shortcuts of frequent use apps to desktop or taskbar then you're all set.

    If IE is still acting up, click on manage add-ons, you might find something there that can be disabled.
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  3. #13


    Germany
    Posts : 24
    Windows 8 Pro x64


    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Thanks for the help, but it seems now that all problems are gone. I don't know what happened, maybe cause i updated all possible drivers with the latest.
    Now everything runs perfectly and i'm not regretting the 29 bucks anymore.
    I was about the buy Start8, cause of the start button, but i actually get used to the new start menu.
    In fact i find easier to click in the low left corner to access the start menu. It's fast, it pops out instantly and you don't need to look where you click.
    I'm enjoying now windows 8
    Good to hear it worked out. If you organize your Start Screen well and put all the common apps in groups, you'll find it actually easier to use than Windows 7 Start Menu. In addition, use this small freeware WinAero: Pin to 8 to create shortcuts of frequent use apps to desktop or taskbar then you're all set.

    If IE is still acting up, click on manage add-ons, you might find something there that can be disabled.
    Thanks for the tips

    EDIT: Pin to 8 it's fantastic, you can pin anything, that's great
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  4. #14


    I'm going insane trying to stop that green bar. I've tried everything. I suspect it had something to do with Skype. I did something with Skype, forget what, something recommended I think. Then, low and behold, are started getting that green bar. I keep getting a pop up from Skype to leave disabled and some other option. I've clicked on leave disabled and it still pops up? I've even Xd that popup, still keeps coming back. My thoughts are still that Skype has something to do with it?
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  5. #15


    Posts : 1
    Windows 8.1


    I Have this problem. I noticed it when I went into several folders and they were all empty. I deleted all but one folder because the last had important files in there and I know they were there and I would not have moved them. I was about to scream at others living in my house to find out who the F*** was deleting my files, but when I closed explorer and re navigated to the folder my files were there to see. gotta love recycle bin restored other folders and the files were there to. Makes me think how many other empty folders have I come across and without giving it another thought deleted them as well. I have some third party software which I have been using for a long time without failures and all off them do not Have processes running or Services to auto start, They are all manual and have no need to be doing anything, unless I start the program. Oh sorry I lie, I have a third party firewall and windows FW disabled, Anti virus is microsft.
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