Windows 10: Vanishing File Explorer Windows

Discus and support Vanishing File Explorer Windows in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I had a new PC built (I usually do it myself but there are no graphics cards to be had) and in the midst of fighting through the usual problems and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by SiBo, Feb 26, 2021.

  1. SiBo Win User

    Vanishing File Explorer Windows


    I had a new PC built (I usually do it myself but there are no graphics cards to be had) and in the midst of fighting through the usual problems and errors I came across a strange one in that whilst doing some stuff in File Explorer, all my File Explorer windows disappeared. Nothing was shown in the event log. The PC is not networked and the only additional storage attached is an internal SSD and two external SSDs.

    So far this has only happened once, although I've only been running the PC for a day, but like all these problems it's not going to go away by itself, so I wondered if anyone has any advice.

    I did check the web but all I found were accounts of PCs with networked storage.

    Windows Pro 19042

    :)
     
  2. 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, Feb 26, 2021
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  3. Frick Win User
    Windows Explorer Replacement?

    I don't use Internet Explorer, I meant the thing where you can look at files etc. Hotkey Windows+E. Maybe it's the wrong name in english though. *Stick Out Tongue Vanishing File Explorer Windows :p
     
    Frick, Feb 26, 2021
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  4. geno368 Win User

    Vanishing File Explorer Windows

    Some files listed in Windows Explorer are blue font

    I seem to have run out of room on a Windows XP Pro system. I tried to defrag but don't have but 7% room available. I looked in Windows Explorer to try to find some huge files that might be corrupt and I see a few that are listed in blue. What does that mean? I have not compressed anything on purpose. Thanks
     
    geno368, Feb 26, 2021
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