Windows 10: File Explorer Not Functioning - Green Loading Forever

Discus and support File Explorer Not Functioning - Green Loading Forever in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Lots of computers on our domain reporting File Explorer not functioning at ALL. Sits with the Green Loading Bar, and returns nothing. Done all normal... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by id10tsupport, Nov 17, 2020.

  1. File Explorer Not Functioning - Green Loading Forever


    Lots of computers on our domain reporting File Explorer not functioning at ALL. Sits with the Green Loading Bar, and returns nothing.

    Done all normal troubleshooting (Reset FE settings, Index settings, SFC, etc...) . Issues can be persistent or intermittent depending on device. No consistency.

    Update applied was KB4586781

    Help

    :)
     
    id10tsupport, Nov 17, 2020
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  2. File Explorer Green Ribbon of Death


    When I first upgraded to W10, File Explorer worked as it did in W7. Now when I open it I see a blank preview section and the forever expanding green ribbon in the ribbon bar. I tried checking Always show Icons, never thumbnails and the green ribbon finally finishes. But not being able to see picture thumbnails is a pain. I turned thumbnails on for the Pictures folder only and the never ending green ribbon is back. Possibly a related problem: with thumbnails off (or on) if I left click on a video file in the Videos volder, file explorer hangs and I have to end it with Task Manager.

    I have heard that by ending the dllhost.exe process/service, the green ribbon goes away, but so does W10 security and stability.

    Suggestions on how to fix are appreciated.

    Without a properworking File Explorer, W10 is not really a suitable OS.
     
    Graywuhllf, Nov 17, 2020
    #2
  3. ilangom Win User
    File explorer slow with loading thumnails and files


    Step by step guide:
    1. Hold Win+r to open run
    2. Type msconfig and hit ok or enter
    3. Click Services
    4. Navigate to Windows search (you can sort the list in descending alphabetical order)
    5. Uncheck tickbox
    6. Click apply then ok
    7. Select to restart now

    Hope this works for you.
     
    ilangom, Nov 17, 2020
    #3
  4. razghost Win User

    File Explorer Not Functioning - Green Loading Forever

    File explorer slow/Never loading solution


    Ok so since upgrading from 7 to 10 file explorer has been a absolute nightmare! Everything was either incredibly slow, didn't happen or only partially load. After enduring this to this day I have decided enough is enough and started diagnosing by limiting the startup services using MSconfig.

    After going through enabling startup services groups at the time and restarting the computer everytime! Eventually I found the service that was causing the problems with file explorer. The service is called Windows search and once disabled it restored functionality to file explorer. The search function in file explorer works but the search in the taskbar doesn't.

    Step by step guide:
    1. Hold Win+r to open run
    2. Type msconfig and hit ok or enter
    3. Click Services
    4. Navigate to Windows search (you can sort the list in descending alphabetical order)
    5. Uncheck tickbox
    6. Click apply then ok
    7. Select to restart now

    Hope this works for you.
     
    razghost, Nov 17, 2020
    #4
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