File Explorer dies unless launched from MyComputer


  1. Posts : 1
    Win10
       #1

    File Explorer dies unless launched from MyComputer


    Hi All.

    I'm using Win10 (Version 2004, build 19041.867). This problem seems to have come around in the last month or so; worked fine until then.

    If I launch the file explorer with windowskey-E or from the search bar it dies a second after launching, taking with it my other windows but they come back after a second. (They disappear from the task bar but return fully intact, except file explorer itself). If I click on MyComputer on the desktop it works fine.

    This is driving me crazy. Can anyone explain why this is happening.
      My Computer

  2. Try3's Avatar
    Posts : 7,382
    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 20H2 Build 19042.868
       #2

    By the way, your description sounds like Windows crashing then automatically restarting.

    1 I suggest SFC in the first instance SFC-DISM - TenForumsTutorials

    2 Then try a Repair Install - TenForumsTutorials

    If that does not resolve matters then post back to seek more help. I do not know what might usefully be done next to diagnose the problem.

    Denis
      My Computer

  3. FreeBooter's Avatar
    Posts : 3,968
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       #3

    Buggy shell extension can cause problems also corrupted media file can cause File Explorer to crash.

    Disable third-party shell extensions to found out any one of them causing file explorer to crash.

    Fix: Slow Right Click and Explorer Crashes Caused by Shell Extensions - Winhelponline

    ShellExView - Shell Extension Manager For Windows
      My Computer


 

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