Windows 7 - Explorer Crashes Every Time I Try and Open a Folder.

I try and open up a folder containing of images off my hard drive.

It loads for a few seconds and then freezes, displaying the following message:

"Windows Explorer has stopped working"

Followed by:

"Windows Explorer is restarting"

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It didnt do this on my last version of Windows 7, and has just started happening recently.

Any ideas on what i could do to solve this problem?

 
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Last updated July 12, 2018 Views 14,825 Applies to:
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CHKIMG_EXTENSION : !chkimg -lo 50 -d !PhotoMetadataHandler
    6adaba7b-6adabb4b  209 bytes - PhotoMetadataHandler!CMetadataContainer::_ReadMetadataFromImageFrame+1c7
    [ 50 81 c1 88 00 00 00 e8:c4 f0 d5 da c4 e2 33 f6 ]
    6adabb4d-6adabb66  26 bytes - PhotoMetadataHandler!ATL::CAtlMap<_GUID,unsigned long,ATL::CElementTraits<_GUID>,ATL::CElementTraits<unsigned long> >::RemoveAll+9 (+0xd2)
    [ 33 db 39 1e 74 27 39 5e:d7 7c 1d f0 7d e6 fd ce ]
    6adabb68-6adabb7a  19 bytes - PhotoMetadataHandler!ATL::CAtlMap<_GUID,unsigned long,ATL::CElementTraits<_GUID>,ATL::CElementTraits<unsigned long> >::RemoveAll+24 (+0x1b)
    [ e8 b7 fa ff ff 85 ff 75:fc 7f 0d 01 e1 1c 49 c0 ]
254 errors : !PhotoMetadataHandler (6adaba7b-6adabb7a)


This file is broken:

Image path: C:\Windows\System32\PhotoMetadataHandler.dll
Image name: PhotoMetadataHandler.dll

Extract it from the Windows 7 DVD:

http://blog.nirsoft.net/2009/09/17/how-to-extract-missing-system-files-from-the-dvd-of-windows-7vista/

André


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