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A few questions:

1. What view in Explorer are you using? List, Detail, Icon, Thumbnail, or ... ?

2. If you uninstall Paint.NET does the error still occur? If so, does it continue to happen after a restart?

I've filed a bug too, to keep track of this. Thanks.

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I have tracked down the problem. The DLL for GDI+ is not installed to the system directory along with .NET, so when our extension tries to use it we get a crash instead of a graceful error return.

A workaround for now is to copy the following file:

%WINDIR%\Microsoft.NET\Framework\v1.1.4322\gdiplus.dll

to the following directory:

%WINDIR%\System32

%WINDIR% is usually C:\WINDOWS or C:\WINNT.

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How does it come that the file gdiplus.dll is not in the directory %WINDIR%\System32 ?

The strange thing is that i also have win2k, but that the dll is in the system32 directory.

My Dutch version of win2k has all the patches realesed by microsoft.

I am using Paint.NET 2.5 beta 3.

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Pc, on XP and Server 2003 it is always there. On Win2K, it depends on if anything places the file there, I suppose. I don't know why .NET installs gdiplus.dll to the Framework directory instead of to %WINDIR%\System32. :?

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By the way, this is fixed in the Beta 4 that was just released.

In Windows 2000, thumbnails will not be available unless gdiplus.dll is in the system directory (%WINDIR%\System32). I figure this is highly preferable to crashing Explorer.

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