Windows 10: File Explorer oddities and unresponsive since 1809

Discus and support File Explorer oddities and unresponsive since 1809 in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; 1803 was working fine. Last night I (finally) got the upgrade pushed to me. I had to reset a bunch of settings, very annoying. I had to re-install one... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by SaladGoat, Feb 10, 2019.

  1. SaladGoat Win User

    File Explorer oddities and unresponsive since 1809


    1803 was working fine. Last night I (finally) got the upgrade pushed to me.
    I had to reset a bunch of settings, very annoying.
    I had to re-install one program. Why?
    I had to re-add little hacks that make things work right.

    For instance: I often open a bunch of images at once - highlight 20 or 30 in File Explorer and Enter and open them in my image editor. But for some reason if I highlight more than 15 images, nothing seems to happen. Except my Desktop wallpaper changes to one of the highlighted pictures. Like Microsoft thinks I want to change the folder for my Desktop wallpaper. Huh?

    So I found a Registry entry to fix that. Which I had found before. Why does Microsoft erase such things when upgrading?

    Today it happened again - opening 27 images and nothing happened and the wallpaper changed. I checked (Windows re-started the computer again overnight), but that Registry key was still there. Hmm.

    The problem was that, among the 26 jpgs, there was one gif. Un-highlight that gif and the rest open fine. Or highlight the gif with only 14 or fewer jpgs and they all open fine. Huh? I don't know how to fix that. Can you help?

    The thing that is really annoying me though is that File Explorer becomes unresponsive - without ever saying so.

    I tried to delete a handful of items a few times. The delete window comes up and says it's "calculating" but it's not.
    After using Task Manager to restart "Windows Explorer" a few times I noticed that if I highlighted four items, the red X (for deleting) in the File Explorer toolbar would go grey, and then I couldn't delete anything.
    It's really frustrating and I'm hoping someone can help, but I'm just about to hit the Go Back button, because this is unusable.

    Edit/Update: I just highlighted three files only and deleted using the red X. Now the red X is grey. Must restart Windows Explorer just to delete something else!

    Thanks!

    :)
     
    SaladGoat, Feb 10, 2019
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  2. spapakons Win User

    USB Port Oddities


    Ok, let's see it with pictures step-by-step. First right-click on the USB device and select Update driver software:


    File Explorer oddities and unresponsive since 1809 [​IMG]


    Then select Browse my computer for driver software (LAST option) :


    File Explorer oddities and unresponsive since 1809 [​IMG]


    The select Let me pick from a list of device drivers on my computer (LAST option) :


    File Explorer oddities and unresponsive since 1809 [​IMG]


    Then select the standard driver from the list and click next:


    File Explorer oddities and unresponsive since 1809 [​IMG]


    Click next/OK as required to complete installation. Repeat the steps for all Intel USB devices. Finally click on each USB root device and press DEL to delete it, reply YES when asked. After deleting all USB root devices restart the computer.

    I hope this is detailed enough...
     
    spapakons, Feb 10, 2019
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  3. HELP: Photoshop unresponsive and unsaved files

    I found the files, it's

    Photoshop Temp93423479

    and some files like this:
    ~E6AB56.tmp

    And I also dumped the whole process to a DMP file.


    EDIT: hotkeys didn't work because the process was unresponsive
     
    RuskiSnajper, Feb 10, 2019
    #3
  4. Ralph Sta Win User

    File Explorer oddities and unresponsive since 1809

    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, Feb 10, 2019
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