Windows 7 Hangs Creating a New Folder or Renaming a Folder

After weeding through lots of posts from people experiencing this problem but having no solutions I finally found this one from Scott:

This happens consistently to me in Windows 7 after waking up from hibernate. Both “New Folder” and “Rename Folder” bring explorer.exe to a long hang. Eventually comes back, but kills whatever momentum you had. A little dismaying to see this on a brand new W7 laptop.

My workaround: Launch Task Manager Kill explorer.exe. Taskbar will disappear. File -> New Task -> explorer.exe. Taskbar should reappear. Close Task Manager

Problem was immediately cleared. But it’ll be back tonight…

The hang typically occurs after a resume, which for me is every time I use my computer. Once you see the hang occurring, you don’t have to wait to restart explorer. Just fire up Task Manager, kill explorer while its still waiting to create or rename the folder, and start a new explorer.

Published in: on September 20, 2010 at 9:17 am  Comments (2)  

Convert PowerBuilder Export from Unicode to ANSI Text

The library export using PBLPeeper gives you Unicode files (for PB 10+). These are hard to read in Eclipse.

To convert a mess of Unicode files to text, follow these steps.

Create a batch file, called ttt.bat, and put it some place convenient (e.g. C:\Save).

ttt.bat contains:

type %1 > %1.txt
copy %1.txt %1
del %1.txt

Now, in a cmd prompt, cd to your PB export folder and run this command

C:\Save\pb-src> for /R %F in (*) do C:\save\ttt.bat %F

Typing the file converts unicode to text. The batch file allows us to execute multiple commands in the for loop.

Published in: on July 1, 2010 at 2:06 pm  Comments (1)  
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Windows XP Close Buttons

  • XP Close button
  • XP Close button hovered
Published in: on February 10, 2009 at 5:30 pm  Leave a Comment