Windows 10: File Manager straight up refuses to work. Fixed ONLY if the machine is rebooted

Discus and support File Manager straight up refuses to work. Fixed ONLY if the machine is rebooted in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; File Manager currently looks like this. When opening any directories, the loading bar keeps going as long as the machine likes to.Restarting File... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by SaganSiniard, May 14, 2022.

  1. File Manager straight up refuses to work. Fixed ONLY if the machine is rebooted


    File Manager currently looks like this. When opening any directories, the loading bar keeps going as long as the machine likes to.Restarting File Manager allows me to access files, but the problem still remains.I assume it's OneDrive or my External SD Card doing this work, but I can't figure out how to look into the process more in-depth. Preview and Detail panels are also related to this problem.The only way to fix the problem is by restarting the machine plus any updates and I think the only way this problem happens is when an update comes and I haven't restarted yet, but I don't know yet.

    :)
     
    SaganSiniard, May 14, 2022
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  2. asus2016 Win User

    Word replacing curly quotes with straight ones not working

    This is for Windows version 1909, and Word version 2002.

    My wife runs, as far as I can tell, the same build of Word as I do - 1257.20242.

    But the pretty basic Word process to replace curly quotes with smart ones isn't working on her machine and copy of office.

    That process would of course be:

    • File > options > proofing > autocorrect
    • Uncheck the straight quotes/smart quotes box
    • Click okay on the bottom
    • Pick replace from the right side of the ribbon
    • Enter " in both the find and replace boxes, then pick "replace all"
    • Repeat, but with ' in the find and replace boxes
    • All your smart quotes will now be straight quotes

    Doing the above, the "replace" step comes back with nonzero number of replacements made (ten for example). But the quotes will still be curly ones, when she wants straight.

    If she sends me a docx file she's having this problem on, I can easily fix it (straighten the quotes) on my machine/Word. But it won't work on hers.

    I even tried replacing the quotes with a nonsense string (\\\\) and those changes stuck. As did replacing \\\\ back with quotes. But they were curly, not straight.

    Other things tried, that didn't work:


    • Signing out and then back into Word with her Microsoft account
    • Quitting all instances of Word and then picking the documents up again
    • Toggle the smart/curly box, make the replacements, toggle box again, make replacements

    This can't be that hard. What am I missing?

    - - - Updated - - -

    Other interesting update.

    I opened a file she emailed me, that had curly quotes on her machine. And it had straight quotes on mine. And I then changed the straights to curlies on mine, and they stuck, and back to straight and they stuck.

    How can her document have the right kind of quotes on my machine, but wrong on hers?
     
    asus2016, May 14, 2022
    #2
  3. zbook Win User
    Programs not working

    In post 26 there were steps listed to fix the operating system corruption.
    Are you able to follow them?
    In post 29 was the suggested dism repair command.
     
    zbook, May 14, 2022
    #3
  4. dotmarty Win User

    File Manager straight up refuses to work. Fixed ONLY if the machine is rebooted

    Windows 10 - cannot add exec to Startup in Task Manager

    I purchased a new computer with Windows 10 already installed. I am trying to add an exec to the startup list but Win10 will not accept it. The exec runs successfully on my Windows 10 machine if I start it manually.

    Steps I've taken: Task Manager, Startup Tab, File>Run New Task. (browse to location, select.) It will start immediately, but does not show up on the list to autostart, nor does it start on reboot.

    Any suggestions?
     
    dotmarty, May 14, 2022
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