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Windows Explorer crashing when trying to copy/paste

  1. #1


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 x64

    Windows Explorer crashing when trying to copy/paste


    So my problem is next:

    Windows Explorer keeps crashing when I try to copy/paste anything to anywhere.

    What I've done while trying to fix this?

    1. Made everything show up as a list view (so no thumbnails or big icons) - No luck
    2. Opened firefox and pressed Ctrl+O to get "Open File" dialog open, tried to copy+paste from it. - Works.
    3. I did run my antivirus scanner -> Everything clean.
    4. I did run my spyware scanner -> Everything clean.
    5. Tried to google it, found ppl with similiar problem but no-one knew how to fix it.

    I'm running out of options here. Any ideas?

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  2. #2


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)


    Does the problem happen with all copy/paste variants:
    • "Ctrl + C"/"Ctrl + V"?
    • Edit menu?
    • Context menu?
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  3. #3


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 x64


    Yes, this happens with all of those.
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  4. #4


    Adelaide
    Posts : 1,338
    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    System File Checker


    Have you tried running sfc?

    Open the Command Prompt (Use the "Run as administrator" option in the context menu).
    Type:

    sfc /scannow

    Tutorial
    SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  5. #5


    Posts : 3
    Windows 8 x64


    Quote Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
    Have you tried running sfc?

    Open the Command Prompt (Use the "Run as administrator" option in the context menu).
    Type:

    sfc /scannow

    Tutorial
    SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Help Forums

    This seemed to fix it. Thank you!
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