Fix: Windows Explorer Crashes in a particular Video folder in Windows 7

Ever had such a problem, that when you are browsing your files and you reach a  folder with Video files, and you encounter a ‘Windows Explorer Stopped Working’ Error‘? If you have, then there is a simple solution for it.

Here’s what you need to do:

  • Open any other folder having a similar content viz. video files and change the View setting to List
  • Next, go to Tools > Folder Options > View Tab
  • Under the View  Tab Click the Apply to Folders and Press Yes.

Now all the folders having a similar content will automatically show their content in the List view .

Now you should not face the problem of your Windows Explorer crashing when you open a folder containing video files.

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