Windows 10: File Explorer crashing when trying to rename folders

Discus and support File Explorer crashing when trying to rename folders in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; First off. Apologies if this is in the wrong forum *Redface So I have had Windows 10 for a couple of months now, and have never had any issues up... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by StarrLorde, Oct 18, 2015.

  1. File Explorer crashing when trying to rename folders


    First off. Apologies if this is in the wrong forum *Redface

    So I have had Windows 10 for a couple of months now, and have never had any issues up until now.
    Whenever I try to rename a folder/ add new folder file explorer freezes as soon as i touch the keyboard.
    I've scoured the internet for solutions but have had no success *Sad it's getting extremely frustrating as I can't keep having
    New Folder...New Folder 1...New Folder 2 etc. forever haha.

    Any help would be much appreciated.
    Cheers.

    PS. I've been looking into my keyboard and if the drivers are all working correctly. I have a Razer DeathStalker Ultimate. all drivers are up to date with Razer Synapse.

    :)
     
    StarrLorde, Oct 18, 2015
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  2. Keatoboy Win User

    File Explorer crashes when creating new folders

    Hi,

    Neither of these fixes works. I can also tell you that when I click the 'New Folder' short cut button, I can create it without File Explorer crashing if I leave the name as 'New Folder'. However if I give it a name whilst creating the folder or try renaming
    it after creating the folder, File Explorer still crashes.

    Kind Regards
     
    Keatoboy, Oct 18, 2015
    #2
  3. Windows 10 file explorer problems.

    The problem was solved for me by using CTRL+Shift+n to create a new folder which shows up with NEW FOLDER highlighted in blue but does allow you to type in a new name. To rename an existing folder, I found using F2 would allow me to rename the folder.....don't
    know why this will work when the old way of selecting create a new folder in File Explorer will create a New Folder but won't let you change the New Folder name and also crashes the File Explorer and does the same thing when trying to rename an existing folder..
     
    crjonesxyz, Oct 18, 2015
    #3
  4. topgundcp Win User

    File Explorer crashing when trying to rename folders

    File Explorer is a Windows core file and does lots of background processing. If it hangs/crashes/lags etc... and the cause might be some incompatitble Shell Extensions that were installed by third party softwares.

    Try: Right Click on Desktop take long time to show up - Windows 10 Forums

    If it still does not work, try to run from Admin Command Prompt: chkdsk C: /r
     
    topgundcp, Oct 18, 2015
    #4
  5. Thank you so much!! Turns out there was something funny going on with some Winrar shell extentions.
    You are an absolute life saver.
    I used ShellExView and used process of elimination until I found the cause.

    Thanks again
     
    StarrLorde, Oct 18, 2015
    #5
  6. topgundcp Win User
    Great. Glad you got it sorted.
     
    topgundcp, Oct 18, 2015
    #6
  7. DeanoV6 Win User
    Extra thanks all round as I had exactly the same problem and it was WinRAR too. Disabled the shell integration on WinRAR and everything is fine now *Smile
     
    DeanoV6, Sep 21, 2016
    #7
  8. File Explorer crashing when trying to rename folders

    Thank you. Removing the winrar shell integration did the trick. *chuckle
     
    amtojsingh88, Apr 4, 2018
    #8
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