Windows 10: File Explorer loads 1, 2 or more copies on startup

Discus and support File Explorer loads 1, 2 or more copies on startup in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; For some reason a few weeks ago my PC started loading copies of File Explorer on startup. Some days it won't load any, the next day it will load 1, 2... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by Sigurd, Sep 15, 2017.

  1. Sigurd Win User

    File Explorer loads 1, 2 or more copies on startup


    For some reason a few weeks ago my PC started loading copies of File Explorer on startup. Some days it won't load any, the next day it will load 1, 2 or more copies. While there is probably some reason for this, it is not one I have been able to work out. If it was one copy every day then I would assume a setting in the register. But given the randomness of this that seems unlikely and in any case I would rather not start changing things in the register without some advice!
    Thanks.

    :)
     
    Sigurd, Sep 15, 2017
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  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, Sep 15, 2017
    #2
  3. neilgina Win User
    Windows 10 calendar at startup

    found a solution to this problem:

    1. place a calendar shortcut to desktop by:

    - click start

    - click and drag calendar live tile to desktop

    - right click calendar shortcut icon in desktop then click copy to copy to clipboard

    2. prepare to open startup hidden files/folder:

    - open/click file explorer

    - click view, options

    - click view tab

    - select/enable "Show hidden files, folders and drives"

    - click OK

    3. paste calendar desktop shortcut to startup folder

    - open file explorer

    - go to " C:\Users\username\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Start Menu\Programs\Startup"

    - right click then paste calendar from clipboard.

    4. restart windows and ENJOY calendar on startup.

    hope this help
     
    neilgina, Sep 15, 2017
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  4. File Explorer loads 1, 2 or more copies on startup

    Those are the only entries I know. Run CMD as admin and copy/paste:
    Code: reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /v "Shell" /t REG_SZ /d "explorer.exe" /f reg add "HKLM\Software\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /v "Userinit" /t REG_SZ /d "C:\Windows\System32\userinit.exe," /f reg add "HKLM\Software\Wow6432Node\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Winlogon" /v "Shell" /t REG_SZ /d "explorer.exe" /f reg add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager" /v "BootExecute" /t REG_MULTI_SZ /d "autocheck autochk *" /f reg add "HKLM\System\CurrentControlSet\Control\Session Manager" /v "SETUPEXECUTE" /t REG_MULTI_SZ /d "" /f[/quote]
    You can also check with Autoruns for suspicious entries.

    Select - Options - Hide Microsoft entries
    so you would not disable something important

    Then check tabs: Logon / Scheduled Tasks / Services / Explorer (probably most important)
     
    TairikuOkami, Sep 15, 2017
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