Windows 10: Windows 11 File Explorer: "Please sign in" dead end

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  1. Windows 11 File Explorer: "Please sign in" dead end


    File Explorer on Windows 11 stopped showing my Quick Access "Home" favorites and I noticed a a small "Please sign in" message in top right. However, when I click on it, I am asked to sign in, which I do with 2FA. It seems to accept my credentials b/c it subsequently asks for 2FA code. When I enter that I get a pop-up saying "Just a moment..." with the circling dots for 4 minutes. The pop-up just closes, no error, and the "Please sign in" message remains&n

    :)
     
    Geek#For#Life, Nov 17, 2023
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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, Nov 17, 2023
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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, Nov 17, 2023
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  4. Windows 11 File Explorer: "Please sign in" dead end

    Windows 10 File Explorer crashes strangely when resized

    Hi,

    Do not worry we will help you with this issue.

    This might be a temporary issue on your computer.

    I suggest you to sign-in out from the current user account, restart the computer, sign-in and check if the issue persists.

    If the issue persists, try few of the troubleshooting steps below and check if it helps.

    Step : Run System Maintenance Troubleshooter

    System Maintenance troubleshooter finds and clean up unused files and shortcuts and performs maintenance tasks.

    Follow the steps given below:


    • Type Troubleshooting in the Search box from the desktop.

    • Select the Troubleshooting option.

    • Select View All option and select the
      System Maintenance
      .

    • Click on Next to perform the System Maintenance troubleshooter and follow the steps.

    Step 2: End the Windows Explorer process and create the new one.

    • Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc, under Process
      tab, search for Windows Explorer.
    • Right click on it and click on End task.
    • Click on File in the Task Manager
      at top left corner of the window and select Run new task.
    • Type explorer.exe and click on Ok.

    Hope it helps. Kindly update the status of accessing File Explorer for further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Deepika Gowda, Nov 17, 2023
    #4
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