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Old 03-20-2009, 08:47 PM   #1
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Windows explorer failure

When I try to manipulate a directory created by Calibre using the Windows (xp) gui, I get a failure of windows explorer message which requires a restart.

I discover this when I decided to reinstall 0.5.2 completely cleanly and had to remove the calibre library location to do this.

Even after a 'clean start', the program left un-maniputable files.



This problem also seems to stop Perfect Disk from optimizing the disk 'offline'.

Directory filenames too long?

Oh, and there should be a 'realy, realy, realy, remove option from the uninstall.
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Old 03-20-2009, 08:49 PM   #2
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Wow, I'm not really sure how that can be calibre's fault. What is the failure? Is there any error message? Anything on your application log?

Generally, if windows lets calibre create the folders and files they are legal file names.

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Old 03-20-2009, 09:28 PM   #3
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Bob,

Before I go log diving, what happens if you right click your Calibre ebook folder...with Calibre closed of course.?

That's what causes my crash.
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The application log says its an 'application error, event id 1000' and then
faultin application explorer.exe,version 6.0.2900.5512, faulting module kernel32.dll,version 5.1.2600.5512,fault address 0x0000a92b
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Old 03-20-2009, 10:17 PM   #5
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Old 03-20-2009, 11:27 PM   #6
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Before I go log diving, what happens if you right click your Calibre ebook folder...with Calibre closed of course.?

That's what causes my crash.
I don't have calibre on my Windows PC, but on my Mac. But, I can be pretty sure that I would get a shortcut menu.

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The application log says its an 'application error, event id 1000' and then
faultin application explorer.exe,version 6.0.2900.5512, faulting module kernel32.dll,version 5.1.2600.5512,fault address 0x0000a92b
Something is not right. Does that only happen if you right click on the calibre folder?

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Old 03-20-2009, 11:40 PM   #8
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I don't have calibre on my Windows PC, but on my Mac. But, I can be pretty sure that I would get a shortcut menu.

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You are correct. I get a list
open
open to file location
run as administrator
scan
pin to start menu
add to quick launch
send to
cut
copy
create shortcut
delete
rename
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:08 AM   #9
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Oooops, apologies to all. Its not just on the calibre directories. Those were the only ones I was working with. I'll dig further. Maybe its something that has modified my right click menu.
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Oooops, apologies to all. Its not just on the calibre directories. Those were the only ones I was working with. I'll dig further. Maybe its something that has modified my right click menu.
We'd be interested in learning what you find out..........
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Old 03-21-2009, 03:45 PM   #11
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Here's the story

Windows XP SP3, in December, broke a few shells....one of which I had, a program called Better Rename. I wasn't really using it, so removing it, solved my right click problem. But they have an updated version for those who care. It seems that another program PowerDesk, which I never used, had a similar problem.

My right click problem was there since December but never manifested itself in my normal workflow.

Perhaps more interesting is the tool need to debug the shell problem. Its free and called shellexview and can be gotten at http://www.nirsoft.net

You can see all the shellextensions; disable them without rebooting, and find the problem by trial and error. I sorted by manufacturer and then started turning off non MS extensions in groups, until I found the culprit.

Thanks for listening.
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You can see all the shellextensions; disable them without rebooting, and find the problem by trial and error. I sorted by manufacturer and then started turning off non MS extensions in groups, until I found the culprit.

Good job.

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