Windows 10: My file explorer frozen

Discus and support My file explorer frozen in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; So when I try to open a file both right and left click my file explorer freezes and I can't click anything even when I right click on my desktop and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/ForceRexYt, Jan 25, 2021.

  1. My file explorer frozen


    So when I try to open a file both right and left click my file explorer freezes and I can't click anything even when I right click on my desktop and for some reason when I turn my pc on the screen is black and I have to restart it can anyone help

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    /u/ForceRexYt, Jan 25, 2021
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  2. Ralph Sta Win User

    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, Jan 25, 2021
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  3. Paolo Mag Win User
    "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, Jan 25, 2021
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  4. My file explorer frozen

    File explorer

    Hi Mick,

    I am sorry to know that the File Explorer is not working on the Taskbar.

    I suggest you to right-click on it to unpin it from the task bar.

    Then search for File Explorer in Search. Then right-click on it to Pin it to Taskbar.

    If the issue persists, try the steps below.


    • Type CMD in Search. Right click on it to run as an administrator.

    • Type the following 4 commands at the Command prompt:
    dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth

    sfc /scannow

    powershell

    Get-AppXPackage -AllUsers |Where-Object {$_.InstallLocation -like "*SystemApps*"} | Foreach {Add-AppxPackage -DisableDevelopmentMode -Register "$($_.InstallLocation)\AppXManifest.xml"}


    • Close the CMD window.

    • Check to see if the issue is resolved. If not, restart the PC.
    Hope this helps in resolving the issue. If the issue persists, do get back to us. We will be happy to assist you.
     
    Kalpana Shankarappa, Jan 25, 2021
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