Windows 10: Windows File Explorer keeps opening randomly

Discus and support Windows File Explorer keeps opening randomly in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hey guys, I know many of us have been having these problems in a long time, and while the typical response of making sure all your drivers are... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by DBeauchamp, Jan 27, 2019.

  1. Windows File Explorer keeps opening randomly


    Hey guys,


    I know many of us have been having these problems in a long time, and while the typical response of making sure all your drivers are updated and that you also run an SFC /scannow to fix potential systems files, I've been having this issue over and over again.


    Now, I don't know if its specific Lenovo drivers for my W550s that are not ok, but even after a clean Windows 10 install, I was still having the same problems.


    I ended up running a Steps Recorder session until the issue came back and finally noticed that the only thing recorded was Input from user keyboard using W + E (Win HotKey to open File Explorer). Must be related to some drivers or something, but I just can't fix it. So I went around it and disabled the specific W+E hotkey and it did the trick for me.


    Obviously not fixing the core issue but at least have a workaround to get rid of the pop-ups all the time.


    Hope this helps!


    Here is how to disable specific Windows Hotkeys, including W+E for File Explorer

    1. Click on Start, type regedit and hit enter
    2. Drill-down and go to this key: HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
    3. Create a new Value by right-clicking on Advanced and select New --> Expandable String Value from the context menu
    4. Name it DisabledHotkeys
    5. Add all characters of hotkeys that you don't want to disable,
      1. i.e. ER to block Win+E and Win+R from being triggered
      2. in my case just addind E here has fixed my issue for now

    :)
     
    DBeauchamp, Jan 27, 2019
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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, Jan 27, 2019
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  3. File explorer opens randomly

    After a recent automatic update, Windows File Explorer opens randomly and continuously. Windows 10 OS. Any help?
     
    JohnWard49, Jan 27, 2019
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  4. Windows File Explorer keeps opening randomly

    File explorer opens randomly

    I can imagine a keyboard (or programmable mouse) malfunction being behind that symptom. Try detaching your keyboard (after bringing up the OSK.exe to use with either a mouse, Touch, or pen). Note that that would only be a diagnostic step to try to isolate
    the problem cause. Fixing it would then involve doing something to change how your keyboard was being used.



    Good luck

    Robert Aldwinckle

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    Robert Aldwinckle on forums, Jan 27, 2019
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