Windows 10: Downloads Folder on Files Explorer Crashes After I Fiddled with it

Discus and support Downloads Folder on Files Explorer Crashes After I Fiddled with it in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I initially wanted to reroute downloads from disk C to disk D and tried to reroute auto downloads to a different disks. I changed the location of the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Luka211, Oct 29, 2020.

  1. Luka211 Win User

    Downloads Folder on Files Explorer Crashes After I Fiddled with it


    I initially wanted to reroute downloads from disk C to disk D and tried to reroute auto downloads to a different disks. I changed the location of the downloads shortcut on the tool bar under "My PC" but it crashed. Now, when I left click, it cannot open and instead displays a location error. When I right click to inspect properties, the entirety of Files Explorer Crashes. I can still access all my files, but I want to fix this without resetting my computer. Please help.

    :)
     
    Luka211, Oct 29, 2020
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  2. I want to change file explorer view for Downloads folder

    Currently my Downloads folder in File Explorer shows sub-headings like Today and Last month. I would like to change it to a straight list without sub-headings. I've fiddled unsuccessfully with the View options. This is the only folder where this happens,
    and I'd like to lose it. But how?
     
    IImaginethat, Oct 29, 2020
    #2
  3. file explorer crashes

    Effective Way to Solve the File Explorer Crashes Issue

    You can try the following steps:

    1. Tap down the Windows button first to activate the search bar.
    2. After that, in the search bar type control, and then click on the top-most search result, that is on Control Panel.
    3. Next, in the search bar type file.
    4. Now, from the search results click on File Explorer Options.
    5. Then, click on the Clean button.
    6. Lastly, click on Apply and then on OK.

    References: https://www.****/knowledge/solved-windows-10-file-explorer-crash-easy-way/
     
    JuanSmith2, Oct 29, 2020
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  4. Harvy Win User

    Downloads Folder on Files Explorer Crashes After I Fiddled with it

    Windows explorer crashing

    Hi,

    I am having the same problem as the OP in this thread.
    Windows Explorer crashes whenever I open my external HDD or thumb drive in explorer..

    I have tried the fixes listed in the above thread and I am getting the same error message as 'ktadie' (post 16). I think this is because I am running Windows 7 Professional. Windows explorer crashes when I open my 'Films' folder on my brand new 2tb external HDD. I have about 300 .avi files in this folder and some of the .avi files are several years old.

    In short I believe I need the same fix given by 'Wile E' (post 7) but updated for Windows 7 Professional.

    Thanks in advance.
     
    Harvy, Oct 29, 2020
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