Windows 10: File Explorer- Not responding

Discus and support File Explorer- Not responding in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have been getting frustrated lately as i have been trying to get my file explorer to work by finding solutions online. I've been attempting to drag... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Alliah Jarabelo, Sep 5, 2019.

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    I have been getting frustrated lately as i have been trying to get my file explorer to work by finding solutions online. I've been attempting to drag and drop,delete and open files/ items. I am able to open things such as word documents but as soon as it opens file explorer stops responding, also attempting to select files then drag and drop does not work. i also have problems when i can then delete a certain number of files then when i'd like to delete another file it just stops working.


    I have tried the solutions of clearing the history, uninstalling my display drivers, ending the process tree, changing quick access to this PC, checking my display scaling and even checking for updates.


    Please if there are any method that work please tell me! My laptop is new and shouldn't be having these problems.

    :)
     
    Alliah Jarabelo, Sep 5, 2019
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    Hi,

    I am following very clear instructions online in order to fix File Explorer Not Responding on my brand new computer. Instructions I am following are at this link: https://www.****/knowledge/windows-10-file-explorer-wont-open-solved/

    I can get as far as Step 4 where I try to right click on Quick Access within the File Explorer but because it is Not Responding this action does not work and I have to close File Explorer.

    Does anyone have suggestions for how to get around this when File Explorer is Not Responding?

    Alternatively, should I consider storing larger files in a different drive of the computer?

    A little background: I have had this computer that came loaded with Windows 10 for about 1 month. The File Explorer would not respond when I first started using it (transferring in new files), and again recently when I have tried saving several (large) design
    files from Illustrator. This may be the culprit for it's bogging down; either that or perhaps because I just deleted 1000's of emails off of gmail? My text display size is at 100%.

    Thank you.

    ps I am not very computer savvy so please dumb down your responses!
     
    CarlieBall, Sep 5, 2019
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    Hi Sue,

    After an update, your PC can sometimes cause software conflicts. We would like to know more about the File Explorer not responding. Please provide answers to the questions:

    • Can you please tell us if this update was a regular security update or the Fall Creators update?
    • When you saw a dialog box, did you see a particular error message? If yes please send a screenshot.
    • Did you perform any troubleshooting steps to resolve the concern?

    We'll wait for you response to our queries.
     
    Robert Caw, Sep 5, 2019
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    File explorer is not responding

    Hi Saeef,



    Please reply, did you try the steps suggested above?



    We are not sure whether or not you have tried the above suggestion. If haven’t tried, follow the methods suggested above and check if the issue is resolved.



    If the issue persists, scan the PC for the presence of virus/malware by running the antivirus security software. Run the antivirus security software twice to detect and confirm the presence of malware/virus on your PC. Check for the status of the scan
    to view the presence of virus/malware.



    Write to us with the status of File explorer not responding on the computer for further assistance. Your reply is most important for us to ensure we assist you accordingly.



    Thank you.
     
    Likhitha V, Sep 5, 2019
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