Windows 10: all sorts of problems w/ Explorer

Discus and support all sorts of problems w/ Explorer in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello to the Microsoft Community. I do not know if my computer has been infected by a virus or something, but I've been having problems w/ my... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Mikayla Williams, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. all sorts of problems w/ Explorer


    Hello to the Microsoft Community.


    I do not know if my computer has been infected by a virus or something, but I've been having problems w/ my Explorer. A few months ago I am having major problems with my Explorer such as not being able to open up images and not being able to use the "Open With" tab on my Explorer. When I would want to view an image or use "Open With" my Explorer will freeze and I would have to restart my Explorer through Task Manager. At one point I was not able to create any new folders, as it would also freeze my Explorer. I do not know what is causing this situation. I've cleared my computer from viruses with both Norton and Malwarebytes, yet my computer is still suffering from these problems. I do not know if it is because my computer is really old (trust me, it really is) or if it is an overload in storage (my storage capacity is near 1 terabyte and the amount of GB used is less than 50%). Whatever it is, I would like to know if there is anything I can do to prevent these problems.


    Thanks in advance.


    My computer:


    DELL Inspiron ONE2330 (5-6 years)

    RAM: 6.00 GB

    Processor: Intel Core i5-3340S

    64-bit OS

    :)
     
    Mikayla Williams, Aug 31, 2019
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  2. cereberus Win User

    Sorting with File Explorer.


    I tried the method that was complicated (3rd option) but fell over in second step as I could not find any "apply to folder button"'.

    However, the simple put *.* in search bar, then sort results windows by date does the trick. It is slightly cumbersome as I have to do that each time I am selecting files (to upload to sharepoint) but a lot less hassle than I was having to scroll up and down between sorted file block and sorted folder block.

    Many thanks.

    M.
     
    cereberus, Aug 31, 2019
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  3. dalchina Win User
    dalchina, Aug 31, 2019
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  4. all sorts of problems w/ Explorer

    sort folders and files in explorer

    Hi Greg,

    You can filter the folders and files in File Explorer using the Sort by option. To best address your concern, we need you to answer the following questions:

    • What do you mean when you mentioned “files sorted by latest first”?
    • You mentioned that you were able to perform it before, which Windows version were you using that time?
    • Can you provide us a detailed description of what you would like to perform?

    In the meantime, you can try the following steps:

    • Go to File Explorer.
    • Click the Drive where the files and folders are saved.
    • Under Current view, click Sort by.
    • Select Name if you would like to sort it alphabetically. Choose
      Date modified or Date created if you wanted to sort it by date. Refer to the image below.


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    Please take note that you can’t apply two filters at a time.

    Looking forward for your response.
     
    Kristine Arp, Aug 31, 2019
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