Windows 10: Problems using Windows Explorer

Discus and support Problems using Windows Explorer in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi folks, I am running Windows 10 and have an issue with Windows Explorer. First, whenever I open a folder, it takes a long time (endless, it seems)... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by TrainGuyJoe, Aug 17, 2019.

  1. Problems using Windows Explorer


    Hi folks,


    I am running Windows 10 and have an issue with Windows Explorer. First, whenever I open a folder, it takes a long time (endless, it seems) for the icons to load their thumbnails (that green bar that rolls across the top keeps going and going).


    But the main issue is this: After selecting a file, when I click the "Home" tab in order to either move or copy a file or folder, Windows Explorer freezes and I get the "Not Responding" message at the top.


    This only happens under my admin account on the PC. Explorer operates as normal on the Guest account, as well as the account of the 2nd user of this PC.


    Thanks to this issue, I can not move or copy any files that need to have those actions done.


    Anybody have any ideas what is going on? This issue just started out of the blue last night.


    Thanks in advance.

    :)
     
    TrainGuyJoe, Aug 17, 2019
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  2. Windows Explorer Replacement?

    are you running IE7? if not that wouold be my first suggestion,upgrade to ie7 that can fix some stability issues with windows explorer
     
    Athlon2K15, Aug 17, 2019
    #2
  3. Ahhzz Win User
    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Aug 17, 2019
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  4. jsmin Win User

    Problems using Windows Explorer

    Windows Explorer crashes and thumbnails problem

    Hi, I hope you can help me.
    Windows Explorer is no longer showing thumbnails on files played by Windows Media Player. I've run cmd and regsvr32 shmedia.dll and regsvr32 shimgvw.dll. That seemed to solve the problem...but it created a different one. Now when I try to open a folder on an external hard drive it crashes. I read in an old 2008 post it was an avi file causing the problem and suggested the run cmd regsvr32 /u shmedia.dll. That solved the opening problem but recreated the thumbnail problem. Any help to achieve both functions would be greatly appreciated. Thank you.
     
    jsmin, Aug 17, 2019
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