Windows Explorer on Windows 98 S.E in Windows 9x/ME Posted May 5, 2012 did you do any "updates" (official/unofficial)?Did you answer that question?...and note this statementI can assure you that those that list a filename MUST exist AND be the correct version for the EXPLORER.EXE that you are/WAS using (the WinME one). Otherwise, you WILL have failures.Did you do any "swapping"? I do note that you did this:I would like to add that I have extracted the windows explorer from the 98 CDDo you have this or not?There should be THREE instances of EXPLORER.* - the third being EXPLORER.LGC (in Windows\Applog folder).It would make no sense that it wouldn't exist.edit - and in "WINDOWS\SYSBCKUP" there is a set of files named "RBnnn.CAB" that is/WAS a backup of your Registry files, etc BEFORE it "failed".(Hint - the REGISTRY settings that worked before you "fiddled" are/were in CAB files.) Too late for that now...You've lost me now mate.