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An application crashes when it tries to retrieve file information from an invalid or corrupted file in Windows Vista, in Windows Server 2008, in Windows 7 or in Windows Server 2008 R2

Assume that you use an application to view the properties of a file that is invalid or corrupted on a computer that is running Windows Vista, Windows Server 2008, Windows 7 or Windows Server 2008 R2. In this situation, the application may crash.

Note: This issue occurs when the application uses the GetFileVersionInfoSizeExW function to retrieve file information.

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB2578214.

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