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NppShell_06.dll - Explorer crashes when you right-click on a file.

My problem turned out to be caused by FoxIt's PDF convertor "ConvertPDF" shell extension installed by their "Phantom PDF" software product. I found this using ShellExView by first selecting all non-Microsoft extensions to disable, restarting Explorer, and gradually reenabling groups of extensions, disabling and renabling single extensions, restarting Explorer each time and testing right-click on a non-exe file. I was thus able to narrow it down to the culprit extension/app within 5-10 miunutes, ultimately I uninstalled the offending program entirely to remove the extension. ShellExVierw is the bomb!! (fantastic app)

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

Shell Extension Name: ANotepad++64
Filename: NppShell_06.dll
Description: ShellHandler for Notepad++ (64 bit)
Product Name:  
File Version: 0.1
CLSID: {B298D29A-A6ED-11DE-BA8C-A68E55D89593}

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.

This shell extension problem was reported by eeeehaw