Windows 10: File Explorer keeps freezing when I right click

Discus and support File Explorer keeps freezing when I right click in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; I keep trying to right click on File Explorer but it will just freeze, and to close it I have to open Task Manager. I tried googling it but all I could... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/Ozzy-Lot, May 12, 2020.

  1. File Explorer keeps freezing when I right click


    I keep trying to right click on File Explorer but it will just freeze, and to close it I have to open Task Manager. I tried googling it but all I could find were Malware Guides that want you to download their special virus cleaner, or didn't relate to my problem. Please help.

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    /u/Ozzy-Lot, May 12, 2020
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  2. Erika Aro Win User

    window file explorer freezes while black strip comes above the explorer window

    Hi Sunny,

    Windows Explorer freezes may be due to third-party programs or virus infection. As an initial troubleshooting step, temporarily disable your antivirus programs. After that, replicate the issue if it will freeze. You can enable your antivirus program after
    we troubleshoot.

    If the issue persists, you can try refreshing/restarting Windows Explorer by following these steps:

    • Open Task Manager by typing it in the Cortana search bar, then press Enter.
    • Look for Windows Explorer, then right-click it and select End task.
    • The taskbar will disappear at the bottom of your screen.
    • On the Task Manager, look for any installed application like your browser.
    • Right-click it and select the Open file location. A new window will appear.
    • Click the File tab and select Open Windows Powershell, then select Open Windows Powershell as administrator.
    • Type in explorer.exe and press Enter.

    It should put the taskbar back at the bottom of your screen. Check if it will freeze again.

    Keep us posted after performing the troubleshooting steps.
     
    Erika Aro, May 12, 2020
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  3. File Explorer freezes when hovering the cursor over the "create" section.

    Hi Alex,

    To better assist you, we'd like to know the following:

    • Did you make any changes prior to this issue?
    • Are you getting any error messages after File Explorer freezes?
    • What troubleshooting have you done so far?
    In the meantime, we suggest you restart Windows Explorer by following the steps below:

    • Type Task Manager in search bar.
    • Click Task Manager.
    • On the pop-up window, under Windows processes, scroll-down to
      Windows Explorer.
    • Right-click Windows Explorer, and click Restart.
    We look forward to your response.

    Thank you.
     
    Kenneth Mon, May 12, 2020
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  4. File Explorer keeps freezing when I right click

    Feb 2019: File explorer keeps freezing after opening a file

    Hi Casey,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand the inconvenience you are facing in accessing the files/folders. I also appreciate your effort in trying to fix the issue.



    Provide us additional information to assist you better with this issue:



    1. Are you getting any specific error code/error message while trying to open the file?
    2. Are you aware of any recent changes made on the device?
    3. Which version of Windows are running on your device?


    Refer the article Which Windows operating system am I running for the information.



    However, I would suggest you to follow the steps mentioned below.



    Method 1

    Restart Windows Explorer

    1. Click on Start, type in “Task Manager
    2. Now go to Process tab. Click on Windows Explorer and
      Restart.
    3. Then check the status of the issue.
    4. If the issue still persist, try with the method 2.


    Method 2

    I suggest you to try the suggested steps from the article Fix File Explorer
    if it won't open or start
    and check the status of the issue.





    Hope it helps. Get back to us for further assistance on this issue. We will be happy to help you.







    Muralidhar

    Microsoft Community Moderator
     
    Muralidhar_G, May 12, 2020
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