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  1. When I try to open file explorer, it looks like it opens, but is minimized, but I am unable...


    Why wont file explorer open.

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    Ashley LaFitte, Feb 26, 2024
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  2. sapbucket Win User

    Windows 10 File Explorer won't open a folder that is minimized

    I just upgraded to Windows 10 yesterday. The File Explorer has new behavior that I want to behave like it did in Windows 7. Here are the steps to reproduce:

    1. create a folder on desktop
    2. open the folder in the file explorer by clicking it
    3. minimize the desktop with Microsoft button + 'D'
    4. click the folder on the desktop again

    Expected: the clicked folder opens in the same file explorer that was minimized (this is Windows 7 default behavior).

    Actual: the clicked folder does not open. It stays minimized. The only way to access it is to go to the task bar and click it there. Annoying! Especially when there are 20+ folders minimized and collapsed.

    I checked in Explorer options and I don't see anything that would allow me to modify this behavior.
     
    sapbucket, Feb 26, 2024
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  3. BlHunter Win User
    File Explorer Does Not Minimize

    This is weird. My File Explorer will no longer minimize without locking up.

    Specifically, if I open File Explorer it opens up fine. If I click on the minimize button the window itself will minimize like expected however the list of files within that window will all flash/blink rapidly and the window will get stuck in the minimized
    state. It will no longer open or close when I press the "X" the "x" will turn red and it will say "not Responding" and stick for a minute and then the box closes.

    File Explorer used to minimize correctly for years until the update last week.

    Can anybody help...please...Anybody...
     
    BlHunter, Feb 26, 2024
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  4. When I try to open file explorer, it looks like it opens, but is minimized, but I am unable...

    Unable to open internet explorer

    Hi Maria,

    The issue occur due to connection problem to your PC. In order for us to assist you, please answer the questions below:

    • Were there any error messages?
    • What troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    To isolate the issue, we also suggest to check this thread and look for Morris subba answer:

    Internet explorer won't open in Windows 10
    . It contains troubleshooting steps pertaining to the issue.

    We look forward to your response.
     
    Phillip Pio, Feb 26, 2024
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