I was trying to help a friend with a file sharing problem, and opened up the security tab, clicked on Edit and Advanced to see if there were any relevant settings. Now, I am unable to close the Properties dialog.
Things I have tried which do not work:
- Clicking X in upper-right corner
- Close button
- Opening properties dialog for the folder again (via right-click) just jumps to that instance
- Closing all Explorer windows
- Deleting the folder
However, after deleting the folder and pressing Close/X/Alt-F4, I am presented with this dialog:
If I press
Continue then that new dialog goes away and I am still unable to close the Properties dialog. If I press
Cancel then I get this warning:
Advanced on the
Security tab does nothing.
Also I can't reboot for a few days because I have several long-running processes which can not be interrupted. I would kill processes but I'm not sure which process belongs to this dialog. I suspect it's the
dllhost.exe (COM Surrogate) process but I have ~200 processes running and I would hate to kill something important.
How can I kill this dialog? Yes, I could just ignore it, but I can't even minimize it so it keeps popping up and driving me nuts.