Windows 10: Corrupt files and File Explorer is not responding

Discus and support Corrupt files and File Explorer is not responding in AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security to solve the problem; Hello, I have tried opening a Word Document and it caused the File Explorer to not respond. I ran an SFC scan and was told the problem were corrupt... Discussion in 'AntiVirus, Firewalls and System Security' started by NikolaosStamatelopoulos, Oct 14, 2021.

  1. Corrupt files and File Explorer is not responding


    Hello, I have tried opening a Word Document and it caused the File Explorer to not respond. I ran an SFC scan and was told the problem were corrupt files. So, I ran a DSMI scan and it apparently fixed it. However, File Explorer still stops responding when I try opening up a document.[Original Title: Corrupt files]

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    NikolaosStamatelopoulos, Oct 14, 2021
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  2. Corrupted file RAR

    If the archive has been created using WinRAR, why don't you try WinRAR itself? It has a built-in repair feature for repairing corrupted archive (ZIP as well as RAR). Follow the steps given below:
    • Open WinRAR application in your system.
    • Now click on File tab > Open or simply press Ctrl+O.
    • A small window "Find Archive" will pop up. Locate the corrupt RAR archive from your system directory and select it.
    • Now click Open button.
    • Click Tools tab > Repair archive or simply press Alt+R.
    • Again a small window "Repairing File name.rar" will pop up.
    • Now click Browse to select a location to save the repaired archive.
    • Check the box "Treat the corrupt archive as RAR" and click OK.
    • WinRAR will start repairing of corrupt RAR archive. Once it gets completed click Close.
    I hope the above steps will help you repair the corrupted RAR archive.

    Thanks.
     
    Lincoln Dunne, Oct 14, 2021
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  3. jetsd Win User
    Windows 10 File Explorer Not Responding

    I have a Lenovo Yoga 730. I have OneDrive which is working well but File Explorer keeps “not responding” every time I try to move or copy files, sometimes even opening a file.

    I also tried the steps on your page Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was ...) including scanhealth and restorehealth but now I get a message "Windows cannot access the specified device, path, or file. You may not have the appropriate permissions to access the item." when I try to open File Explorer Options (I was previously able to).

    I'm still having the "not responding" issue.
     
    jetsd, Oct 14, 2021
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  4. wren9x Win User

    Corrupt files and File Explorer is not responding

    Windows 10 file explorer not responding

    following ALL of the above steps did nothing. explorer.exe still broken.

    additional steps taken:

    1x system refresh, explorer still dead

    1x clean boot, explorer still dead

    3x sfc /scannow, rebooted in between, explorer still dead

    1x restore point, all programs uninstalled, explorer worked for 4 hours, then died.

    1x reset, explorer still never opened

    1x reverted back to 8.1, explorer woked, autoupdated to 10, explorer died

    1x COMPLETE WIPE, reinstalled 8.1, autoupdated to 10, explorer died.

    wiping again. reeinstalling 8.1. turning off updates for good.

    amazing this CRITICAL issue exists at all.
     
    wren9x, Oct 14, 2021
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