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  • Bug: Context menu > Explorer in GAC_MSIL crashes BC4

    1. Compare C:\Windows\assembly with it self
    2. Right click C:\Windows\assembly\GAC_MSIL\Microsoft.Build.Tasks \2.0.0.0__b03f5f7f11d50a3a\Microsoft.Build.Tasks.d ll
    3. Move mouse to hower over Explorer
    4. Wait a few seconds
    5. You get a dialog with the following text:
    [Window Title]
    Beyond Compare

    [Main Instruction]
    Beyond Compare has stopped working

    [Content]
    A problem caused the program to stop working correctly. Windows will close the program and notify you if a solution is available.

    [Debug] [Close program]

  • #2
    Hello,

    Are you running the latest release of BC4 (4.1.3)? If not, please update to the latest release from our website or the Help menu -> Check for Updates. We disabled shell extension support for .net dlls due to crashes when called from our Explorer shortcut. A workaround is to define an Open With to open an Explorer window to the selected target, then use the Explorer context menu.
    http://www.scootersoftware.com/suppo...kb_openwithapp
    Aaron P Scooter Software

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