Windows Vista - Windows Explorer stopped working

April 2018


While I was browsing the web, Windows Explorer suddenly crashed and since then even upon restarting my PC, I can"t get it back.


  • Go to "Computer", right-click > select "Properties" > "Advanced system settings".
  • In the Performance section, click on "Settings" > "DEP > "Turn on DEP except for" > Add the "Windows explorer" file.
  • It's located in:
  • C:/ users / your session name / AppData / Roaming / microcrosoft / windows / Start Menu / Programs
Published by aakai1056. Latest update on December 19, 2011 at 10:25 AM by aakai1056.
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