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Error message when openig AVI


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rivley

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Hi, just a small problem i hope you can help with. Every time i open any folder that contains an avi file i get an error message or in most cases several error messages. It doesn't cause any problems, once i close the error messages everything still runs fine it is just annoying the [bleep] out of me.
Dont know if it makes a difference but it started when i removed utorrent and installed bittorrent.

Thanks in advance
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Ztruker

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Hi rivley. This could be caused by a corrupted AVI file. When you open a folder with AVI file sin it, Explorer tries to generate thumbnails for each one. If one is corrupted, you get error messages.

You can stop XP from doing this via one of the following:
  • Use ShellExView to disable 'Video Thumbnail Extractor.'
  • Use regedit to delete HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{c5a40261-cd64-4ccf-84cb-c394da41d590} to get rid of thumbnail previews but keep the summary details in the properties tab.
You can also delete HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.avi\shellex\PropertyHandle to disable display of summary details in the properties tab.

As always, before you make any changes to the registry, please back it up. An excellent way to do this is to install ERUNT. Let it add an entry to your Start menu during the install process. That will allow ERUNT to backup your registry each time you boot. It only takes a few seconds and has no real impact on boot time. Run ERUNT immediately after installing it to create a full registry backup.
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