Lightroom 3.6: Export error "An internal error has occurred: Win32 API error 2 ("The system cannot find the file specified."> when calling ShellExecuteExW from AgWorkspace.shellExecute"

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Getting an export to .jpg and/or .dng after upgrading to LR 3.6. Reinstall LR last evening, all worked well for a few hours and now getting the same error.

"An internal error has occurred: Win32 API error 2 ("The system cannot find the file specified."> when calling ShellExecuteExW from AgWorkspace.shellExecute

after selecting "OK" to clear the error the file does export strangly.

System Info:
Lightroom version: 3.6 [795620]

Operating system: Windows 7 Business Edition

Version: 6.1 [7601]

Application architecture: x86

System architecture: x86

Physical processor count: 2

Processor speed: 2.1 GHz

Built-in memory: 3581.9 MB

Real memory available to Lightroom: 716.8 MB

Real memory used by Lightroom: 214.4 MB (29.9%)

Virtual memory used by Lightroom: 198.9 MB

Memory cache size: 61.2 MB

System DPI setting: 96 DPI

Desktop composition enabled: No

Displays: 1) 1280x800

Serial Number: 116040022787739424107632

Application folder: C:\Program Files\Adobe\Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 3.6

Library Path: D:\D630 PIXs\LR D630 PIX\LR D630 PIX.lrcat

Settings Folder: C:\Users\BStock\AppData\Roaming\Adobe\Lightroom
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Official Response
Beat Gossweiler came up with this as a solution:

Check the Post-Processing section of your Export dialog:
In the dropdown of "After Export:", make sure you have a valid entry selected (choose "Do nothing" if you don't have special requirements).



I've heard of several users where this dropdown was blank (which is NOT a valid choice) after upgrading to LR4, leading to the error you describe.