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Windows 7 windows explorer has stopped working

My Windows 7 explorer works fine as far as I can tell, except when I right click on Libraries.  When I do I get an error message of Widnows Explorer has stopped workding.  I have seen long threads on this issue elsewhere, was wondering if anyone had a fix for when it just involves libraries.  

I seledom use libraries so it's not a big deal to me personally, but would like to have it work if there is a simple fix.
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BitsBytesandMoreCommented:
This issue is thoroughly addressed by Microsoft in this link:
http://social.answers.microsoft.com/Forums/en-US/vistaprograms/thread/25ff3ac6-0442-434b-b699-4feb659c82c4
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BitsBytesandMoreCommented:
Just in case the above link gets moved:
Try using System File Checker to scan your OS for missing/corrupt files, complete these steps: Click Start, and then type cmd in the Start Search box.
In the results area, right-click cmd.exe, and then click Run as administrator. You will be prompted to type the password for an administrator account. Click Continue if you are the administrator or type the administrator password. Then, click Continue.
At the command prompt, type Sfc /scannow, and then press ENTER.

The scan may take some time, so be patient. Windows will repair any corrupted or missing files that it finds. If information from the installation CD is needed to repair the problem, you may be prompted to insert your Windows 7 CD.
If this fails the follow this procedure:
you can try a In-Place Upgrade which will do a repair of the operating system. You will need to have the DVD installation disc from the PC manufacturer. BACK UP all of your data you want to save just incase something goes wrong!

Note: After performing In-Place Upgrade, your personal data and installed programs will not be removed but you may need to run Windows Update to install all the available updates for your system to update these system files to the current version. This troubleshooting process is time consuming and may take several hours to complete.
If your DVD installation disk is prior to Sp1, and you have SP1 installed on your computer, you will need to uninstall SP1 to complete the in-place upgrade and then reinstall the necessary windows updates. This applies if you have SP2 also.
 
If you would like to perform the In-place Upgrade, let’s refer to the following steps.
1. Start the computer by using the current Operating System.
2. Insert the Windows Vista DVD in the computer's DVD drive.
3. Use one of the following procedures, as appropriate:
 
• If Windows automatically detects the DVD, the Install Now screen appears. Click Install Now.
• If Windows does not automatically detect the DVD, follow these steps:
 
a. Click Start, click Run, type Drive:\setup.exe, and then click OK.
Note Drive is the drive letter of the computer's DVD drive.
 
b. Click Install Now.
 
4. When you reach the "Which type of installation do you want?" screen, click Upgrade to upgrade the current operating system to Windows 7.
The article in the above link uses Windows Vista but the procedure to resolve this problem is the same in Windows 7 .
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centervCommented:
Good iadvise Bits...

WoodrowA, You mention not using libraries much and wanting a quick fix.
That's a tough one with Explorer  and let this be only the beginning warning. Explorer errors don't improve with time. (Sort of like me lol)
A good backup of your files first is a good option.  Check this link for visuals of repairs and make note
of the files that you will need to update/reload after repair. Also not mentioned, you'll most likely       loose Virtual PC XP if you have one installed. Have a backup.
Lastly, wait till you're sure you have all your files, especially if you've not backed up, before using disc cleanup
and deleting the windows.old folder.So go ahead and repair. Easier than reading about it.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/3413-repair-install.html?ltr=R

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WoodrowAAuthor Commented:
Thank you for your help
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WoodrowAAuthor Commented:
Thank you both for your help.  I did a scan for missing files.  It turned up nothing.  An in-place upgrade is too big a deal for me to get into.  As I mentioned, this only seems to have problems in Windows Explorer with regard to libaries, which I seldom use anyway.
Your suggestions may or may not work but I don't want to go through the hassel. Thank you again
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centervCommented:
WoodrowA, you're very welcome.
They do work and when you're ready, refer back to this question.
Cheers

Happy Easter guys.
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centervCommented:
WoodrowA, one other option you can try.

Use msconfig in diagnostic mode. If that stops the problem then the culprit is one of your apps.
Isolate from there.  
Good luck
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