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    If I open a CD or a DVD in Win 7 Explorer to read the contents, all is well. If I then remove the CD or DVD while still viewing the contents, Windows Explorer closes immediately. What's up with that?

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    [quote name='micromac' post='799973' date='26-Oct-2009 11:52']If I open a CD or a DVD in Win 7 Explorer to read the contents, all is well. If I then remove the CD or DVD while still viewing the contents, Windows Explorer closes immediately. What's up with that?[/quote]

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    Windows get a notification that the the CD/DVD is not longer available therefore the Windows Explorer view you have is no longer valid. What do you expect to happen?

    Joe

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    Just FYI: in Windows XP, the Explorer doesn't close if you remove an external disk while viewing it. Instead it activates the next available item in the treeview.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='799976' date='26-Oct-2009 12:07']Just FYI: in Windows XP, the Explorer doesn't close if you remove an external disk while viewing it. Instead it activates the next available item in the treeview.[/quote]

    My Win7 Ultimate PC at work acts the same as the OP. So, I guess there may have been an "enhancement" or "undocumented feature" discovered.

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    [quote name='HansV' post='799976' date='26-Oct-2009 13:07']Just FYI: in Windows XP, the Explorer doesn't close if you remove an external disk while viewing it. Instead it activates the next available item in the treeview.[/quote]


    This is exactly what I would expect. I search through a bunch of data DVDs, and am not expecting it to close as I swap them.

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