Windows 10: File Explorer not working

Discus and support File Explorer not working in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; A few days ago File Explorer stopped working. When I click on the icon in the taskbar or double click from the Start screen nothing happens, or I get... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by FranSly, May 29, 2020.

  1. FranSly Win User

    File Explorer not working


    A few days ago File Explorer stopped working. When I click on the icon in the taskbar or double click from the Start screen nothing happens, or I get back to the desktop. I tried a couple of suggestions I can't remember exactly what and got it back but now I've tried to launch it and it does exactly the same, ie nothing.

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    FranSly, May 29, 2020
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  2. File Explorer Search Not Working


    I am trying to search in File Explorer (Windows Explorer, My Computer) and it will not find anything. I can copy text from a name in the list and paste it in the search box and it still finds nothing. I have looked at the suggestions that have been posted and nothing I find that is relative to this works. Anyone have any suggestions? I am running Win 10 Pro on an I3 coustom desktop computer.
     
    Maestro2711, May 29, 2020
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  3. Ralph Sta Win User
    File explorer icon from taskbar dissappears while working on it

    Hi,

    To assist you with your concern, we suggest you pin the File Explorer from the Start Menu by following these steps:

    • Click the Start Menu.
    • Right-click File Explorer.
    • Choose Pin to taskbar.

    If you need further assistance, feel free to reply to this post.
     
    Ralph Sta, May 29, 2020
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  4. File Explorer not working

    File explorer

    Hi Mick,

    I am sorry to know that the File Explorer is not working on the Taskbar.

    I suggest you to right-click on it to unpin it from the task bar.

    Then search for File Explorer in Search. Then right-click on it to Pin it to Taskbar.

    If the issue persists, try the steps below.


    • Type CMD in Search. Right click on it to run as an administrator.

    • Type the following 4 commands at the Command prompt:
    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    sfc /scannow

    powershell

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like "*SystemApps*"} | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}


    • Close the CMD window.

    • Check to see if the issue is resolved. If not, restart the PC.
    Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Kalpana Shankarappa, May 29, 2020
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