How to fix windows 10 file explorer not responding
Maybe when you open file explorer, right clicking any files or the folder background causes file explorer to freeze and become unresponsive. So you will forced to close file explorer. Other problem is File Explorer not working after upgrading to Windows 10, maybe it’s just stop responding every time you try to create a new folder or save a file. On this article, Let’s find out how to fix windows 10 file explorer not responding.
Before it, File Explorer is used to be Windows Explorer in previous Windows 7/8/8.1 version. Windows 10 File explorer seems also to have a lot of bugs. Many complaints comes from users that complaining about the same thing, it is not working, keep crashing, can not create a new folder. OK guys, we have collected two methods to fix this issue, hope one of them could work for you. So lets follow steps in below.
I would suggest you to perform System File to fix the corrupted system file and then check if this fixes the issue.
- Press “Windows Key + C” to open Charms Bar.
- Type “cmd” without quotes in the search box.
- On the left pane, right click on the “cmd” option and select “Run as Administrator”.
- Type ‘sfc /scannow’ without quotes and hit enter.
Note: It may ask for windows installation DVD to fix and to enable SFC to make more than minor repairs. Some files saved on your computer might get deleted when fixing corrupted files.
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