Windows 10: Only 'File explorer options' shows up when trying to open file explorer

Discus and support Only 'File explorer options' shows up when trying to open file explorer in Windows 10 Gaming to solve the problem; When I try to search for my file explorer I only see the options available and not the actual program, any ideas?... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Gaming' started by polychr4, Jan 25, 2023 at 11:32 AM.

  1. polychr4 Win User

    Only 'File explorer options' shows up when trying to open file explorer


    When I try to search for my file explorer I only see the options available and not the actual program, any ideas?

    :)
     
  2. J. Raúl Win User

    File Explorer not responding problem.

    Try this steps because I think it's related with quick access in file explorer:

    1. Open a new Explorer window.
    2. Click View in the ribbon.
    3. Click Options.
    4. Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    5. Click OK.
    Now it should hopefully work fine.
     
  3. temp02 Win User
    Windows Explorer crashing due to large files

    It's an .exe right? Explorer probably read its icon (to a cache) when it was a "small" file and now call the quits when it finds "such a big" file.

    If you want to delete it, use the console after killing explorer, you can run the console from TaskManager (Application -> New Task -> cmd). You might want to try copy the file to a different location (copy, not cut) and see if explorer can handle it in the new location before deleting it.
     
  4. Wile E Win User

    Only 'File explorer options' shows up when trying to open file explorer

    Windows Explorer crashes whenever I open my external HDD or thumb drive in explorer..

    It's AVI files causing the problem. It happens when explorer tries to preview them. You can shut off previewing, and it goes away.

    Open a run box, and type this:

    regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll

    It will prevent Explorer from trying to preview video files.
     
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