Windows 10: Windows Explorer freezing

Discus and support Windows Explorer freezing in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; Hello, I have a Surface Book 2 running Windows 10 Pro and for the past few days my Windows Explorer routinely freezes. Whenever I touch a file icon... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by MicahMcElroy, Nov 27, 2018.

  1. Windows Explorer freezing


    Hello,


    I have a Surface Book 2 running Windows 10 Pro and for the past few days my Windows Explorer routinely freezes. Whenever I touch a file icon or try to drag anything from the Windows Explorer pane, Explorer becomes unresponsive and ultimately crashes and restarts.


    I have:

    Updated all my drivers with DriverEasy.

    Updated Windows 10.

    Ran a full virus scan with Norton. (No results)

    Ran system maintenance. (No results)

    Ran a Windows Memory Diagnostic. (No results)

    Ran SFC and Chkdsk scans. (No results)

    Changed Windows Explorer settings to "disable thumbnails" and "launch folder windows in a separate process."

    Cleared Window Explorer history.


    For a moment changing Windows Explorer to launch folder windows in a separate process fixed my problem, but it soon returned. A few minutes ago I tried dragging a .doc file into an email composed in Gmail, which caused Windows Explorer to freeze. I also created a new account, which seemed to relieve the problem, but I don't have access to my files or administrative privileges.

    :)
     
    MicahMcElroy, Nov 27, 2018
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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, Nov 27, 2018
    #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, Nov 27, 2018
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  4. Windows Explorer freezing

    Windows Explorer freeze

    Hi Igor,

    For us to better assist you, we'd like to ask a few questions with regard to freezing File Explorer.

    • Have you made any changes to your computer before experiencing this issue?
    • Have you tried any troubleshooting steps before posting this concern? If yes, what are those?

    Looking forward to your response.
     
    Reymichael Ros, Nov 27, 2018
    #4
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