So as the program seemed to disappear, I decided to reinstall and clicked on the downloaded .exe. It actually gave me the option to 'repair' indicating that the program still existed, so that is what I chose. While it did have a couple of hiccups, at the end, it did say it was successful. But the program did not launch upon completion. And unfortunately, there was still no desktop/taskbar/start-menu icons, and the folder from the start menu still said empty. So I had to go through Program Files to actually launch it. (Clicking on the existing Windows Explorer opened up the original Explorer even though I had chosen Better Explorer as the default. Obviously it did not take.)
I started using the program again, and everything seemed to be going smoothly. And then I happened to click on an image file again (a small png). It flickered in the main window so I did not actually see it clearly, but it did appear in the preview pane when I adjusted the view.
And that brings me to the steps shown in the attachment. I tried to adjust the image, and the thumbnails became affected instead (image 1), warping the detail pane. When I reset the view, an error message came on (image 2). When I tried to widen the error message to see the cutoff details, the other error message came on (Image 3). FYI, I was able to copy the details of the third and final error message if you need it.
So it seems to me that the culprit is either your view pane, your image-viewing and/or previewing feature, or some combination of the two. Note that even without the preview pane, I cannot properly preview the image. It kind of flickers, but that is it. It does not last long enough to make out any details. And this was simply a tiny .png file. I have no idea what it would do with my .ai or .psd images. But combine that with the weird 'autosaving' of rotated images.... I tend to think that the primary error has something to do with how BetterExplorer parses image files.
As a point of interest, I have two primary image viewers I use. One is Nexusimage - which has such a tiny footprint it is unlikely that it can interfere with anything. The other is XNViewMP. While neither program was active while I was working with BetterExplorer, it is possible the XNView may integrate with Explorer. I am not certain of this. But I do know that since I downloaded XNViewMP several months ago, my original Explorer allowed me to preview ESP and AI files. I was not able to do that previously. So I'm not sure if there could be a conflict there as well.
So I'm at somewhat of a loss as to what to do. I will not uninstall BetterExplorer yet, as I have high hopes that this may be some weird glitch that can be resolved easily. But I certainly cannot use it as I fear that I will damage my existing files if the program crashes again during my reorganization.
Please let me know if you require any further details.
By the way, my system is less than a year old and has a solid Motherboard & Video card despite my refusal to upgrade to Win 10. :)
There is also plenty of RAM and storage. So it is unlikely that hardware is the issue. But if you wish, I can send you a Speccy or HWiNFO report.
Great product, great ideas. I hope we can take care of this. Thanks!
Don't forget to fix the Black skin text details. It looks really cool otherwise, but it is kind of important to see the menu items. :D
EDIT: Ugh. I don't see a way to upload the image of the errors. Here is the Drop.me location: https://drop.me/oQQxNz