Windows 10: Can't launch file explorer following update to Windows 10

Discus and support Can't launch file explorer following update to Windows 10 in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; File Explorer will not launch. There is no response to a click on the icon. I have Windows 10 1809 Pro recently updated. I suspect the problem is... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by ShockwaveFlash, Apr 15, 2019 at 11:12 PM.

  1. Can't launch file explorer following update to Windows 10


    File Explorer will not launch. There is no response to a click on the icon. I have Windows 10 1809 Pro recently updated. I suspect the problem is another flaky update.

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    ShockwaveFlash, Apr 15, 2019 at 11:12 PM
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
  3. Windows 10 fails to update


    Thanks,

    The Users list compared to the Profile list you posted earlier tell me there is not an issue with Users (a known issue where there is a profile in the list, but not actual User folder).

    The error code suggests corruption in the CBS manifest:
    Try these steps one at time until the issue is resolved or you run out of steps.

    Is Windows activated?
    No? Activate Windows 10

    Launch Command Prompt (Admin)
    enter the following line
    reg query HKLM\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate /s
    If DisableWindowsUpdateAccess REG_DWORD 0x1

    launch regedit
    navigate to HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Policies\Microsoft\Windows\WindowsUpdate
    change the value of DisableWindowsUpdateAccess to 0
    exit regedit
    exit Command Prompt

    Launch Windows Update

    Try the next suggestion if the issue is not resolved.

    Restore health to the component store
    DISM - Repair Windows 10 Image
    Step 6. To Use DISM /RestoreHealth /Source:wim Command
    - OR -
    Step 7. To Use DISM /RestoreHealth /Source:esd Command
    Check System Files
    SFC Command - Run in Windows 10
    Read the front material, then
    follow >> OPTION THREE <<
    To Run SFC /SCANNOW Command in Windows 10

    If there are integrity issues reported on screen,
    Follow the instructions in >> OPTION FIVE <<
    To View Only the "SFC" Scan Results from the CBS.LOG

    If there are no integrity errors, Launch Windows Update

    Try the next suggestion if the issue is not resolved.

    Paste the following line into the address bar of File Explorer
    Control Panel\All Control Panel Items\TroubleshootingLaunch System and Security > Fix problems with Windows Update
    Press Advanced
    Select Run as administrator
    Press Next

    Launch Windows Update

    Try the next suggestion if the issue is not resolved.

    Automatically reset Windows Update components
    Download and run MS Windows Update diagnostic cab (direct download)

    Launch Windows Update

    Try the next suggestion if the issue is not resolved.

    Manually reset Windows Updates via batch file

    Windows Update - Reset in Windows 10

    Launch Windows Update
     
  4. Arun B J Win User

    Can't launch file explorer following update to Windows 10

    Cannot launch File Explorer from taskbar in Windows 10

    Hi Juzzy,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.

    • First unpin the File Explorer from the task bar.
    • Press Windows + E.
    • And right click on File Explorer in the taskbar.
    • And Pin the File Explorer to Taskbar and Check if it helps.

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help.
     
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