Windows 10: File Explorer not openning. Please help me

Discus and support File Explorer not openning. Please help me in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi, My file explorer all of a sudden won't open in Windows 10. Could someone please help me? I tried to create a new short cut. I have ended the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by BrianC8, May 24, 2020.

  1. BrianC8 Win User

    File Explorer not openning. Please help me


    Hi,


    My file explorer all of a sudden won't open in Windows 10. Could someone please help me?


    I tried to create a new short cut.

    I have ended the task in windows explorer


    Nothing seems to work.


    I can see in the preview screen at the bottom of my taskbar, but I can't seem to open it.

    I can add attachments in my outlook and open the files that way.


    Thanks,

    Brian

    :)
     
    BrianC8, May 24, 2020
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  2. File Explorer not opening via pinned Taskbar icon on Windows 10

    Hi Leon,



    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. I understand the inconvenience you faced. I apologies for delay in reply. I will certainly help you with this.

    I suggest you to unpin the File explorer from the task bar and re-pin the File Explorer and check If issue is resolved. If issue persist, I suggest you to follow the below given steps and check if it helps:



    I suggest you to run System file checker. System File checker (SFC) scan is done to check if there are any corrupted system files that could be causing this issue. Kindly follow the below given steps:

    • Press Windows key + X, select
      Command prompt (Admin)
      to bring up elevated Command prompt.
    • In Command prompt type sfc/scannow and press enter.
    • Restart the computer.
    If no corrupted system files were found in the previous state, then I suggest you to try the following steps:

    • Open command prompt by pressing Windows key + X and selecting “Command prompt admin”.
    • In command prompt, type the following commands and press Enter after each command:
    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth

    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

    • Close the command prompt and restart the PC and check if it works.


    Hope this information helps. Please post back with the results, we will be glad to assist you further.

    Thank you.
     
    Parth P Patel, May 24, 2020
    #2
  3. 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 24, 2020
    #3
  4. File Explorer not openning. Please help me

    File Explorer

    Hi Joyce,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand your inconvenience. We will assist you with it.

    I suggest you to follow the steps provided below and check if it helps.

    • Open File Explorer.
    • Click on view option.
    • Click on preview panel to turn it Off and On.


    Hope this information helps. If you have any further queries related to Windows, let us know.
    We will be happy to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Syed Md Bilal, May 24, 2020
    #4
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