Question Default media programs won't load and Windows explorer becomes unresponsive

DynV

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I'm not sure if it happened after I tried opening a video, but multiple times after I double-clicked an image type that the default image viewer handle, it won't load and Windows explorer becomes unresponsive. If I then close Windows explorer, open a new one then try to do the same with a video that the default player handle, it has the same result. If I then use other programs (Firefox for image and VLC for video), they behave as usual (image shown, video playing).

Even if I close the programs in Task Manager, I won't be able to have the file handled (displayed, played) through Windows explorer. They might be able to be handled after I load them from the start menu, but I much prefer to go through Windows explorer. The only way I could fix this is by rebooting, something I don't like much.

Thank you kindly for your help
 

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