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Network folder closes itself

I have a Windows 2003 standard server hosting a number of shared folders.  When anyone browses to a specific subfolder in one of the shares, the explorer window closes, there is no error message displayed and no event log on either the client or the server.  I can browse to the parent folder with no problem, and can even browse to subfolders in teh problem folder without any issues.  No other shares are affected in this way.  I have tried disabling my antivirus client on the workstation side, this did not help.  I scanned the problem folder, but it turned up no infections.

Any suggestions would be fantastic, i'm at a loss for what to do next.
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dianaluu
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B HCommented:
are you in a position to move all the files (not folders) out to a new subfolder temporarily?

if the problem goes away, move files a few at a time until the issue resurfaces
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enriquecadalsoCommented:
Hello. Enable the view of hidden and system files and check if there is a desktop.ini, autorun.ini o any other .ini files in that folder. Move them to another location (just in case) and try again.

Also check the NTFS permissions in the folder. Better enable the option to inherit the parent's folders permission.
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dianaluuAuthor Commented:
it looks like there is some file corruption.  I'm going to try restoring the folder from a backup.
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B HCommented:
did you find out the files were corrupt, when you tried to move them to another folder as i suggested?  that's exactly where i was going with that... which is why i said it... :)

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dianaluuAuthor Commented:
actually, i just figured out that the files were not corrupt; there was a trailing space at the end of the folder name which was causing the problems.  to fix it i did the following:

DIR /X of the folder
ren folder~1 "new name" (renamed the broken folder using the short name to the proper name without the space at the end)

Before doing this i was able to copy the contents of the broken folder to a new folder then i tried deleting the old folder which was unsuccessful and why i thought there was corruption.  I'll award partial points for nudging me in the right direction.  Thanks!
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