Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Join Computer forums Today

Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 05-26-2005, 05:44 PM   #1
Daemon Poster
Techy Geek's Avatar
Join Date: Feb 2005
Posts: 1,320
Send a message via MSN to Techy Geek
Default folder limit???

Whenever I open the My Music folder, windows explorer crashes and has to re-start, why does it do this, as far as I know it happens to no other folders. Is there a folder limit, beyond which the computer will crash, because it is about 5gb, quite a lot, it is quite important I can access this folder as it contains important files, please help me fix it. I probably have a virus or something

"If I seem to act unkind, its only me and not my mind" I Want To Tell You, The Beatles, Revolver
"When I am king, you will be first against the wall" Paranoid Android, Radiohead, OK Computer
There are two types of people, those who hate Microsoft, and those who work for it...
Possibly a Mac Convert
Techy Geek is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2005, 05:58 PM   #2
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 805
Default Re: folder limit???

Don't know what you have in there but look here. http://support.microshttp://windowsx...px?kbid=813711
Here is a workaround.

per is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2005, 05:59 PM   #3
Fully Optimized
Join Date: May 2005
Posts: 1,855

Go into safe mode (press F8 after start up) and see if you can get into the folder. If you can, move them out into another location, split the music files into subfolders.
Wombats do it in the dark.
Wombät is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2005, 12:08 PM   #4
Fully Optimized
technoman's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2004
Posts: 3,382
Default Re: folder limit???

might be a virus or spyware .. worth a thought
~~~ tEcHnOmAn ~~~
technoman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2005, 12:47 PM   #5
Golden Master
Kage's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2004
Posts: 13,873
Send a message via MSN to Kage
Default Re: folder limit???

Hmm you could try splitting it like Wombat says, but no there shouldn't be a limit. I have a 11gig folder but these are then split into different sections...

Do you by any chance have it set as a type of music folder or another type of folder that might use an external program to modify it?

Right click the folder without opening it and go to Properties. Go to the Customise tab. What is it set as, as a template? Pictures, Music? Try setting it to Documents if its not on it already and press okay.

It just changes the way it sees the files, for music for example, it would allow you to play them from the left of the window. but a external program could be messing with this so its worth a go

Hope this helps
Abit IP35 Pro / Q6600 G0 / Zalman 9700 / 8800GTS 640mb / 4x 2GB Corsair XMS / X-FI Xtreme M / 1x 1TB / Antec 900 / Logitech Z-5500 / Samsung 20inch
Kage is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:01 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0