Windows 10: File Explorer Opening Randomly and Frequently

Discus and support File Explorer Opening Randomly and Frequently in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Title says it all. I was playing a game the other day when I noticed that there were no borders, so my mouse cursor would go to my second monitor while... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by ShadowIsAnnoyed, Feb 11, 2019.

  1. File Explorer Opening Randomly and Frequently


    Title says it all. I was playing a game the other day when I noticed that there were no borders, so my mouse cursor would go to my second monitor while I was playing. This could be unrelated, but I thought it started happening after this, and it might have been caused by me pressing certain keys while on my desktop.


    I've done a thorough virus scan, nothing. I've cleaned out my registries, and I've done sfc /scannow. Nothing. It continues to happen at seemingly random intervals. Sometimes I'll have 20 open in 15 minutes, sometimes I'll have just 3 in the period of an hour. It's annoying especially since it will pop up in front of what I'm doing. Any help would be greatly appreciated.

    :)
     
    ShadowIsAnnoyed, Feb 11, 2019
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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 11, 2019
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  3. File explorer opens randomly

    After a recent automatic update, Windows File Explorer opens randomly and continuously. Windows 10 OS. Any help?
     
    JohnWard49, Feb 11, 2019
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  4. File Explorer Opening Randomly and Frequently

    File explorer opens randomly

    I can imagine a keyboard (or programmable mouse) malfunction being behind that symptom. Try detaching your keyboard (after bringing up the OSK.exe to use with either a mouse, Touch, or pen). Note that that would only be a diagnostic step to try to isolate
    the problem cause. Fixing it would then involve doing something to change how your keyboard was being used.



    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle

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    Robert Aldwinckle on forums, Feb 11, 2019
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