It happens quite often that when attempting to copy files between folders, Windows 7 will crash, restart, and all my open explorer will be gone. Most of time it's due to copying locked file. Is there any way to let Windows 7 not crash all the time by disable something ?
EDIT: (request to reopen the thread)
How to reproduce: say folder "project1' is a Visual Studio 2010 folder, which contains the whole solution. After done with updating the project, I close the solution, but not Visual Studio. Also close TortoiseHg client after commit the last change. So these 2 applications are not likely to lock any folder/file. Also, I've closed all related files in editor, so editor application won't lock any file.
Then I tried to copy the 'porject1' folder to another place (in different drive). This action causes my explorer crash, generating report, and close all explorer instances. The 'project1' folder didn't get copied to destination.
This is log from Reliability Monitor.
Windows Explorer Problem: stopped working Description Faulting Application Path: C:\Windows\explorer.exe Problem signature Problem Event Name: BEX64 Application Name: Explorer.EXE Application Version: 6.1.7601.17514 Application Timestamp: 4ce7a144 Fault Module Name: MSVCR80.dll Fault Module Version: 8.0.50727.4940 Fault Module Timestamp: 4ca2b4dd Exception Offset: 000000000001df0d Exception Code: c000000d Exception Data: 0000000000000000 OS Version: 6.1.7601.2.1.0.256.48 Locale ID: 1033 Additional Information 1: 5e1d Additional Information 2: 5e1d64e35e71b3f9a1bf3e209e6282fe Additional Information 3: 92cc Additional Information 4: 92cc0a832a0ad8ac8f072256bf80ab54 Extra information about the problem Bucket ID: 1648840625
This restart is really annoying. How can I further troubleshooting this issue? In Windows XP, if file gets locked, explorer will just pop up an error message. Is there any way to set Win 7 to do the same?