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AcroIEFavClient.dll - Explorer crashes when you right-click on a file.

Windows Explorer (XP, SP2) crashes when I open multiple Adobe PDFs, but not multiple WORD docs. Internet recommends disable Adobe shell extensions and try again. However, only A. Preview Handler can be disabled. Adobe PDF will not disable. Any ideas why?

The details of the shell extension that might cause the problem:

Shell Extension Name: Adobe PDF
Filename: AcroIEFavClient.dll
Description: Adobe PDF Toolbar for Internet Explorer
Company: Adobe Systems Incorporated
Product Name: Adobe PDF Toolbar for IE
File Version:
CLSID: {47833539-D0C5-4125-9FA8-0819E2EAAC93}

If you think that you have similar problem in your system, you can try to fix the problem by disabling the specified shell extension. In order to do that, simply follow the instructions below:

  1. Download and run the ShellExView utility from this Web page.
  2. Find the right shell extension according the details specified above.
  3. Select this shell extension and press F7 to disable this extension. After disabling the shell extension, check if the problem still occurs. If the problem still occurs, you should enable back the shell extension by pressing F8, and then try to search for another shell extension that might cause your problem.