Windows Explorer (Windows 7 x64) crashes when it sees allegedly corrupted .wav files. I'm dealing with this problem and the hotfix outlined in "High CPU usage in the Explorer.exe process when you open a folder that contains corrupted .wav files in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2" doesn't work for me.
The hotfix says that this happens if the .wav file is corrupt (which I don't think it is). What makes this even worse is that I can't access the file in any program. As soon as the open dialog sees the file, Windows tries its metadata extraction trick and explorer.exe halts.
Can I by any means tell Windows to stop this "metadata extraction" action? I have seen multiple problems associated with it in the past.