Windows 10: file explorer crashes

Discus and support file explorer crashes in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hey guys, pretty new here.. Been trying all night to fix this but haven't had any luck so far. Couple problems that I'm pretty sure are related... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Karnifex, Jun 11, 2016.

  1. Karnifex Win User

    file explorer crashes

    Hey guys, pretty new here.. Been trying all night to fix this but haven't had any luck so far.

    Couple problems that I'm pretty sure are related somehow? The first is that file explorer is constantly crashing. It crashes when I try to go to file explorer properties, and it "opens in new window" even though its set to open in same window.

    Also, the default programs won't let me change google chrome to the default web browser and now as of recently it won't let me access default programs but instead causes file explorer to crash instead.

    I swear I've scoured the internet to find some sort of a fix that works but haven't found anything that could fix any of these problems.

    I've tried sfc /scannow with no luck (can't find anything wrong) and I've tried other various fixes with no luck.

    I'm begging you guys for help here, I'm figuratively about to rip my hair out on this one!

    Karnifex, Jun 11, 2016

  2. File Explorer has gone crazy after last nights upgrade.

    My only has icons instead of full descriptions. I can not get back to a point where I have tabs that actually say something. Please tell me how to get my view repaired? help... Help.... HELP!!!
    File Explorer, Jun 11, 2016
  3. StuMac52 Win User
    Windows 10 File Explorer Crashing and Restarting On All 4 Of My Computers

    I began using Explorer++ because File Explorer is near unusable. Unfortunately, it wasn't perfect either because it still caused explorer to crash when Explorer++ would use File Explorer or shell functions. When I did a re-install of Windows 10, I did not
    install Explorer++ until File Explorer started failing. For test purposes, I've delete Explorer++ it and cleaned up the registry (there's no install/uninstall app).

    When I open "Recent Items" in %userprofile%\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows, explorer crashes.

    In Safe Mode, opening Recent Items does not cause explorer to crash however, it still crashes when creation a folder and still shows double libraries etc.
    StuMac52, Jun 11, 2016
  4. Karnifex Win User

    file explorer crashes

    just as a side note.. Not 100% sure what information you guys need, so by all means ask away and I'll give everything I can for ya
    Karnifex, Jun 11, 2016
  5. Karnifex Win User
    (Copied from another source, with identical results)

    Here's what I've tried:

    • Making sure the registry key of HKCR\Folder is empty.
    • Running the sfc /scannow command in an elevated command prompt
    • Checking the Explorer options for opening a folder in the same window or a different one on and off.
    • Checking the double-click and single-click options on and off.
    • Making sure I do not have this "Vault" program that everyone is talking about... SourceGear Vault?
    • Refreshing the Windows Explorer process in Task Manager.
    Karnifex, Apr 4, 2018

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