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    File Explorer not showing files even though they exist on Windows 10

    WinClub, Feb 20, 2021
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Feb 20, 2021
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  3. geno368 Win User
    Some files listed in Windows Explorer are blue font

    I seem to have run out of room on a Windows XP Pro system. I tried to defrag but don't have but 7% room available. I looked in Windows Explorer to try to find some huge files that might be corrupt and I see a few that are listed in blue. What does that mean? I have not compressed anything on purpose. Thanks
     
    geno368, Feb 20, 2021
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  4. wren9x Win User

    File Explorer not showing files even though they exist on Windows 10

    Windows 10 file explorer not responding

    following ALL of the above steps did nothing. explorer.exe still broken.

    additional steps taken:

    1x system refresh, explorer still dead

    1x clean boot, explorer still dead

    3x sfc /scannow, rebooted in between, explorer still dead

    1x restore point, all programs uninstalled, explorer worked for 4 hours, then died.

    1x reset, explorer still never opened

    1x reverted back to 8.1, explorer woked, autoupdated to 10, explorer died

    1x COMPLETE WIPE, reinstalled 8.1, autoupdated to 10, explorer died.

    wiping again. reeinstalling 8.1. turning off updates for good.

    amazing this CRITICAL issue exists at all.
     
    wren9x, Feb 20, 2021
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