Windows 10: File explorer or maybe disk c?

Discus and support File explorer or maybe disk c? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; This morning my computer's screen froze up, so I had to turn it off. After starting it again I found out that the file explorer wasn't showing the... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by JoseXD5, May 9, 2021.

  1. JoseXD5 Win User

    File explorer or maybe disk c?


    This morning my computer's screen froze up, so I had to turn it off. After starting it again I found out that the file explorer wasn't showing the icons and folders on the left menu and I even checked the navigation panel to be checked, also the icons of folders appear black, and is very hard to find a folder, I have to open the file location of an app and from there start browsing. All the programs and folders still work but I don't know how to fix this, any help would be greatly appreciated.

    :)
     
    JoseXD5, May 9, 2021
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  2. topgundcp Win User

    File Explorer


    What I saw from the Disk Management, You did not do a clean install, you probably did an in place upgrade. The 100MB System Reserved is normally used in Window 7. For a fresh install the Disk partition scheme should be as follows:
    1. 500 MB System Reserved partition
    2. C- Drive.
    Since you did not have to many apps installed, I would re-install Windows 10 as suggested above. It is better to have your Windows installed on the first sata port (Disk 0) so I suggest to open the case and connect the cable from disk 0 to disk 2 where you have C: drive. Disconnect the other cables for now and do the steps below:
    1. Boot up with Windows installation media
    2. On the first screen. Press SHIFT + F10 and type
      diskpart
      select disk 0
      clean
      exit
      exit
    3. Continue with Installation, select the unallocated partition then click Next (Do not create partition/format. Let Windows create the needed partitions.
    4. Once done, reconnect the other cables for drive D and E.
    5. Reboot, your Disk 0 should contain 500MB system reserved and C drive.
     
    topgundcp, May 9, 2021
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  3. Jezzer56 Win User
    File Explorer


    Thanks for your input topgundcp. I don't have any installation media as such, as my upgrade was the freebie (from Win7 Ultimate).

    As a thought though, if the C was sited on Disk 0 instead of Disk 2, wouldn't the issue then be that the C drive wouldn't be visible outside of 'ThisPC'?
     
    Jezzer56, May 9, 2021
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  4. Paolo Mag Win User

    File explorer or maybe disk c?

    "This file can't be previewed" problem in explorer

    Hi Deborah,

    For us to provide an accurate resolution, kindly elaborate the issue by answering the questions listed below:

    • Since when have you been experiencing this issue?
    • Were there any changes on your PC before this happened like software or updates installed?

    For initial troubleshooting, we suggest that you follow the steps listed below:

    • Open File Explorer.
    • Access this link

      C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
    • Delete all the files.
    • After deleting the files kindly try and see if there's a thumbnail preview of your files.

    We're looking forward to your response.
     
    Paolo Mag, May 9, 2021
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