Windows explorer closes when html files selected

  chesterfield 09:18 11 Mar 2004

This is a really weired one!

When I either try to open an html file by double clicking straight onto it or simply select it by either clicking on it once or drawing a box around it with the mouse pointer, a message pops up saying that windows explorer has encountered a problem and is closing down! This closes the open file but nothing else.

I can however still open html files in Dreamweaver no problems and even select html files in a folder by using the 'select all' option from the folders 'edit' menu.

Whats going on?

  Diodorus Siculus 10:03 11 Mar 2004

What OS are you using?

If Winxp try this



sfc /scannow

And click Run

If Win98




and click run.

This will open the system file checker.

  chesterfield 10:07 11 Mar 2004


Thanks for the advice. What should I do once Ive opend the system file checker?

Running Windows XP Home edition

  Diodorus Siculus 10:11 11 Mar 2004

When you open the sfc, it should run automatically. You will need your XP CD in the drive.

  Diodorus Siculus 10:12 11 Mar 2004

click here
Repair IE - a repair of Internet Explorer might be a second option, in light of its connection with Windows.

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