Windows 10: File Explorer HANGING

Discus and support File Explorer HANGING in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Everytime I try to OPEN a file in FILE EXPLORER, it just HANGS, NOT RESPONDING.... Doesn't matter what kind of file whether PPT, TXT, doesn't... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by lizgriffith1, Aug 26, 2019.

  1. File Explorer HANGING


    Everytime I try to OPEN a file in FILE EXPLORER, it just HANGS, NOT RESPONDING....

    Doesn't matter what kind of file whether PPT, TXT, doesn't matter...

    I have to END the TASK and it closes out entire FILE EXPLORER window.

    ANY Ideas? Was it any WINDOWS update? DID not have this a week ago?

    No permissions changes made, nothing, just the windows updates which are automatic.

    Running WIndows 10 HOME version.

    Any help!

    :)
     
    lizgriffith1, Aug 26, 2019
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  2. SarahKong Win User

    File explorer hangs

    Sorry I got nothing more to suggest then.

    File explorer hanging is an image issue. So if you can't do a repair upgrade or reset your PC then you can contact microsoft support directly to see if they have further steps but I am sure they are going to tell the same thing i did.
     
    SarahKong, Aug 26, 2019
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  3. n9mingg29 Win User
    File Explorer hangs on Windows 10

    The hang up of file explore is still existed, after doing your suggestion. Please help.
     
    n9mingg29, Aug 26, 2019
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  4. ITM
    itm Win User

    File Explorer HANGING

    File Explorer hangs at startup (until reboot)


    After using Windows 10 for a few hours I find that File Explorer hangs when I open it - it tries to display the Quick Access items, but never completes - I just see "Working on it..." in the preview pane. If I click on "This PC" in the left pane it also hangs with the same message. If I type an address directly into the address bar (e.g. "c:") it will display immediately.

    If I open a File Explorer window shortly after rebooting, and leave it open the whole time I can continue to select any entry from the left pane APART FROM "Quick Access" and "This PC", which hang with the message above.

    If I open a new File Explorer window after a few hours I only see the "Working on it..." message, and the left pane contains only these top-level items:
    - Quick Access (with no sub-items)
    - Desktop
    - This PC (with no sub-items)
    - Homegroup (with no sub-items).

    This doesn't happen when the machine is first booted, and only seems to start happening after a few hours. If I reboot the problem corrects itself.

    My initial thought was that there was something on my Quick Access list (e.g. a network share) which was inaccessible, and hence causing it to hang, but I can access every one of the folders in my Quick Access list from my "original" File Explorer window if I leave it open for the entire session.

    Any ideas for how to fix this?
     
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