Windows 10: File Explorer is a complete mess

Discus and support File Explorer is a complete mess in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Running Windows 10 Pro 1909 (not updating to 2004 until I know it's safe). Symptoms: - Right-click to open a second FE window either doesn't work, or... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/hadesscion, Jun 30, 2020 at 3:22 PM.

  1. File Explorer is a complete mess


    Running Windows 10 Pro 1909 (not updating to 2004 until I know it's safe).

    Symptoms:

    - Right-click to open a second FE window either doesn't work, or takes over a minute to open

    - FE search bar doesn't register the first few keystrokes entered into the field

    - FE search bar sometimes simply won't search. Seems to do this about 50% of the time.

    - FE will sometimes crash doing the most basic tasks, like attempting to open a document or moving a file to a different location. This happens almost daily.

    Troubleshooting:

    - Ran Windows updates

    - Rebooted the PC

    - Cleared the history and reset the defaults for FE

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    /u/hadesscion, Jun 30, 2020 at 3:22 PM
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  2. 3Colors Win User

    Windows Updated(16299.309).KB4088776 Restart is required to complete.

    Hi dalchina. Good news, I followed your suggestion and reinstalled the update and now it appears as "installed correctly" *Biggrin Maybe it was not necessary to run the Windows Update Troubleshooter or maybe if necessary. But using it I do not think it could have worsened something. The installation was very fast, unlike the first time it showed step 1 and step 2 completed.

    Thanks for the suggestions and for the time to respond File Explorer is a complete mess :) Best regards.


    And thanks for the tip of that program, I'll have it on my list.
     
  3. Ralph Sta Win User
    File explorer icon from taskbar dissappears while working on it

    Hi,

    To assist you with your concern, we suggest you pin the File Explorer from the Start Menu by following these steps:

    • Click the Start Menu.
    • Right-click File Explorer.
    • Choose Pin to taskbar.

    If you need further assistance, feel free to reply to this post.
     
  4. Paolo Mag Win User

    File Explorer is a complete mess

    "This file can't be previewed" problem in explorer

    Hi Deborah,

    For us to provide an accurate resolution, kindly elaborate the issue by answering the questions listed below:

    • Since when have you been experiencing this issue?
    • Were there any changes on your PC before this happened like software or updates installed?

    For initial troubleshooting, we suggest that you follow the steps listed below:

    • Open File Explorer.
    • Access this link

      C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
    • Delete all the files.
    • After deleting the files kindly try and see if there's a thumbnail preview of your files.

    We're looking forward to your response.
     
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