Windows 10: File Explorer won't let me open, move, delete, rename, etc any of my files

Discus and support File Explorer won't let me open, move, delete, rename, etc any of my files in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; File Explorer won't let me open, move, rename, or delete my files. It just freezes and says "Not Responding" so I have to exit out of File Explorer. If... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by KristenaSA, Jan 21, 2021.

  1. File Explorer won't let me open, move, delete, rename, etc any of my files


    File Explorer won't let me open, move, rename, or delete my files. It just freezes and says "Not Responding" so I have to exit out of File Explorer. If I need to open a word document I have to open Word and find the file that way.


    I feel as though this didn't start happening until the latest windows update but I could be wrong.


    I have tried everything including a clean boot, restarting File Explorer, Restoring File Explorer to default settings, running a system file scan, etc.


    Any help would be appreciated!

    :)
     
    KristenaSA, Jan 21, 2021
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  2. ME_555 Win User

    File Explorer STILL not opening

    Greetings,

    File Explorer has not been opening for at least a month. I have followed Microsoft's given steps in Fix
    File Explorer if it won't open or start
    multiple times with no success. Has anyone found a solution?

    Thanks, Matt
     
    ME_555, Jan 21, 2021
    #2
  3. Brimar22 Win User
    Deleted (or Renamed) files remain in file explorer view

    When I delete a file in File Explorer (right click - delete) the file remains in view. If I click on it it says they can't find the file, "Was it moved renamed or deleted"? I must close file explorer and re-open it to update it. The same thing happens
    if a file is renamed, the old name stays in view and the file is not accessible using the old name.

    It used to be that explorer updated these file changes immediately and I could stay working in file explorer without having to close and update. Is there a setting for this that I can change so the File Explorer updates immediately?
     
    Brimar22, Jan 21, 2021
    #3
  4. ax_Cap Win User

    File Explorer won't let me open, move, delete, rename, etc any of my files

    Can't open or rename file (name is too long) WTF?

    Solved!!!!!

    Use 7zip.

    open the 7zip file manager, go to the folder of the long name file, select the file, right click on it and select "rename".
    erase some of the words of the file and press enter.

    regards!!!!!
     
    ax_Cap, Jan 21, 2021
    #4
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