Windows 10: File explorer not responding when I open a specific folder

Discus and support File explorer not responding when I open a specific folder in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi, My file explore kept crashing when I try to open the download folder. No access issue with other folders, so I'm not sure what is going on.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by TaufiqT, Jun 29, 2020.

  1. TaufiqT Win User

    File explorer not responding when I open a specific folder


    Hi,

    My file explore kept crashing when I try to open the download folder.
    No access issue with other folders, so I'm not sure what is going on.

    Thanks for the help.

    :)
     
    TaufiqT, Jun 29, 2020
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  2. kd833 Win User

    Explorer: not responding when opening folder with exe file


    I have a folder full of *.exe files. When I navigate to the folder to read its content (files listed in "tile" mode), Explorer hangs for a minute or two displaying in the title bar "not responding". Eventually, the files are displayed but it is a bit of a pain. I modified Explorer's view options to not display thumbnails or icons of the files. But that had no effect. Is it that Explorer is attempting to read the content of these exe files to display the embedded images regardless of how I configure Explorer to operate? Is there anything that can be done to make Explorer display these files faster?
     
    kd833, Jun 29, 2020
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  3. I have added the file count column to my folder in File Explorer. However, the actual file count is not displaying.

    Hi Loren,

    I appreciate if you could answer a
    few questions to narrow down the issue and to provide you better assistance.

    • How did you added file count column for folders in File Explorer? What are the steps did you followed?
    • When you say, "actual file count is not displaying" is this issue specific to any folder or happening with all folders?
    • Have you installed any third party anti-virus on your system?
    Meanwhile, I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if this helps.

    • Open File Explorer.
    • Click on View from navigation pane and choose Detail pane.
    Write to us with the above information and status of the issue to assist you further.

    Thank You.
     
    ThofikhAhamad, Jun 29, 2020
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  4. KomouPoji Win User

    File explorer not responding when I open a specific folder

    Whenever I open a folder, it opens in new window (Windows 10)

    Hi Pratyaksh,

    To assist you further, let me ask.


    • What changes have you make in the folder options?

    • Is the error specific to a folder?
    I would suggest you to follow the steps and check if it help.


    • Open file explorer, click on view and select options.

    • Double-click on options, in the general tab click on Open each folder in the same Window.

    • Click apply and ok.
    I hope the information is helpful and if you need any other assistance on Windows, we’ll be glad to assists you.

    Thank you.
     
    KomouPoji, Jun 29, 2020
    #4
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