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    Default W7 file association crashing Windows Explorer

    Yello, am trying to use the File associations segment of Default Programs to set associations, when clicking on the link, Windows Explorer crashes.
    I have tried doing a sfc scannow and check disk but to no avail, any ideas? Cheers.
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    Default Re: W7 file association crashing Windows Explorer

    What did you install recently?? If windows explorer is crashing it may mean something on your system isnt compatible with the version of windows. And what entries are under the context menu?? One of these maybe faulty / corrupt. This can also cause windows explorer to crash. If something like ccleaner is installed, go to tools / startup / context menu. Disable everything here. Then see if file associations works

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    Default Re: W7 file association crashing Windows Explorer

    you could try this instead...

    http://defaultprogramseditor.com/

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    Tried CCleaner context menu Speedy, but no change when disabling.
    Tried that program as well bevy, didn't make any difference, cheers
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    Default Re: W7 file association crashing Windows Explorer

    Here's the error message from Event Viewer

    Faulting application name: explorer.exe, version: 6.1.7601.17567, time stamp: 0x4d6727a7
    Faulting module name: ole32.dll, version: 6.1.7601.17514, time stamp: 0x4ce7b96f
    Exception code: 0xc0000005
    Fault offset: 0x00028cd6
    Faulting process id: 0xd84
    Faulting application start time: 0x01cec6296bbf1c6e
    Faulting application path: C:\Windows\explorer.exe
    Faulting module path: C:\Windows\system32\ole32.dll
    Report Id: b28b3ab1-321c-11e3-9b3b-001e333df4cd
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    Seemed to have fixed it by disabling " Microsoft Access Custom Icon Handler" with ShellExView, ta for the help.
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    Default Re: W7 file association crashing Windows Explorer

    If Access is from Office 97 that maybe why. It may not be fully compatible with Win7. So, some people say. It looks like it may also break UAC in Win7
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    Default Re: W7 file association crashing Windows Explorer

    Actually some sites say Office 97 isnt compatible with Win7 at all.

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    Think it was Cashbook Complete that uses Access 97.
    It was fixed with msconfig actually.
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