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About an year ago, when I migrated from win7 to win8, I asked this question:

Cant open/explore any folders after win7 to win8 upgrade

But this has again started to happen, I can open any window using

Right click > Select "Open in new Window"

but cannot open any folder using mouse double click or doing mouse right click, then select open. The result is explorer.exe seems to crash, explorer.exe then restarts & all open folder just get closed. I am using Win 8 Pro.

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Your solution isn't working anymore now? – rahilwazir Dec 29 '13 at 19:58
it does work but I can't create a new user account everytime this occurs. – user01 Dec 29 '13 at 21:26
create a crash dump and upload the compressed dmp file: – magicandre1981 Jan 2 '14 at 15:36

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