Windows 10: Windows 10 File explorer is not responding freezes when offline

Discus and support Windows 10 File explorer is not responding freezes when offline in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi,We are using Dell EMC unity 300 NAS device, once we MAP SMB shares to window 7 PC it will work fine even office network OR offline and same shares... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Lakshmikanth kambam, Jun 11, 2021.

  1. Windows 10 File explorer is not responding freezes when offline


    Hi,We are using Dell EMC unity 300 NAS device, once we MAP SMB shares to window 7 PC it will work fine even office network OR offline and same shares if i map in windows10 PC in office LAN network PC will perform well, once i disconnect from office network file explorer is not responding freezes and PC also will not restart it's hangs on Restarting..... screen.please help me on this issue...Many thanks in advance....

    :)
     
    Lakshmikanth kambam, Jun 11, 2021
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  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, Jun 11, 2021
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  3. wren9x Win User
    Windows 10 file explorer not responding

    following ALL of the above steps did nothing. explorer.exe still broken.

    additional steps taken:

    1x system refresh, explorer still dead

    1x clean boot, explorer still dead

    3x sfc /scannow, rebooted in between, explorer still dead

    1x restore point, all programs uninstalled, explorer worked for 4 hours, then died.

    1x reset, explorer still never opened

    1x reverted back to 8.1, explorer woked, autoupdated to 10, explorer died

    1x COMPLETE WIPE, reinstalled 8.1, autoupdated to 10, explorer died.

    wiping again. reeinstalling 8.1. turning off updates for good.

    amazing this CRITICAL issue exists at all.
     
    wren9x, Jun 11, 2021
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  4. Windows 10 File explorer is not responding freezes when offline

    File Explorer Not Responding

    Hi,

    I am following very clear instructions online in order to fix File Explorer Not Responding on my brand new computer. Instructions I am following are at this link: https://www.****/knowledge/windows-10-file-explorer-wont-open-solved/

    I can get as far as Step 4 where I try to right click on Quick Access within the File Explorer but because it is Not Responding this action does not work and I have to close File Explorer.

    Does anyone have suggestions for how to get around this when File Explorer is Not Responding?

    Alternatively, should I consider storing larger files in a different drive of the computer?

    A little background: I have had this computer that came loaded with Windows 10 for about 1 month. The File Explorer would not respond when I first started using it (transferring in new files), and again recently when I have tried saving several (large) design
    files from Illustrator. This may be the culprit for it's bogging down; either that or perhaps because I just deleted 1000's of emails off of gmail? My text display size is at 100%.

    Thank you.

    ps I am not very computer savvy so please dumb down your responses!
     
    CarlieBall, Jun 11, 2021
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