Windows 10: Windows Explorer locking up with new files

Discus and support Windows Explorer locking up with new files in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Hello. Occasionally, when I am writing a new large file such as a video file, Windows Explorer will lock up on me when I access the folder. Until I go... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by CuriousD, Sep 30, 2020.

  1. CuriousD Win User

    Windows Explorer locking up with new files


    Hello. Occasionally, when I am writing a new large file such as a video file, Windows Explorer will lock up on me when I access the folder. Until I go into Safe Mode and delete the offending file, I can access the folder momentarily before it locks up again. I can sometimes view the folder, but if I scroll through the folder, the folder will lock up on me.

    I can sometimes get around this problem by changing the view characteristics of the folder. I have folders arranged by name and grouped by file type. If I don't group by type, I can access the folder. I can't tell if scrolling through the folder would cause the same problems because without grouping, there is no need for me to scroll.

    How can I fix this problem with Windows Explorer? Thanks. I have Windows 10 Version 2004.

    :)
     
    CuriousD, Sep 30, 2020
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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, Sep 30, 2020
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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 Windows Explorer locking up with new files :p
     
    Frick, Sep 30, 2020
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  4. geno368 Win User

    Windows Explorer locking up with new files

    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, Sep 30, 2020
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