File Explorer Not Opening When Clicking "Show In Folder"?


  1. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       #1

    File Explorer Not Opening When Clicking "Show In Folder"?


    How can I do this please?
    When I click "Show In Folder" I get that error message"
    See attached Screenshot.
    File Explorer Not Opening When Clicking "Show In Folder"?-file-explorer-not-opening.jpg
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  2. Posts : 754
    Windows 10/11
       #2

    That's strange. Clicking on "Show in folder" should just open your Downloads folder (or whatever folder you have set Chrome to use for Downloads). Clicking on the JPG file should attempt to open the JPG is its associate app (Photos app by default). I can't explain why you get this error when clicking on "Show in folder", but it couldn't hurt to try re-register the Photos app:

    See the following tutorial and scroll down to where it has the PowerShell command to register Photos:

    Reinstall and Re-register Apps in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 4,820
    Windows 11 Pro 64 Bit 22H2
       #3

    The error message shows that these files are pictures download from a website using Chrome. It is saying there is no Default app to view .jpg pictures on your computer. Go to Settings/Apps/Default Apps and Associate the file type .jpg with Photo Viewer or your favorite picture viewer
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  4. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #4

    LesFerch said:
    That's strange. Clicking on "Show in folder" should just open your Downloads folder (or whatever folder you have set Chrome to use for Downloads). Clicking on the JPG file should attempt to open the JPG is its associate app (Photos app by default). I can't explain why you get this error when clicking on "Show in folder", but it couldn't hurt to try re-register the Photos app:

    See the following tutorial and scroll down to where it has the PowerShell command to register Photos:

    Reinstall and Re-register Apps in Windows 10
    This also happens with all type of files, not just image files, which is, as you say, is weird.

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    LesFerch said:
    That's strange. Clicking on "Show in folder" should just open your Downloads folder (or whatever folder you have set Chrome to use for Downloads). Clicking on the JPG file should attempt to open the JPG is its associate app (Photos app by default). I can't explain why you get this error when clicking on "Show in folder", but it couldn't hurt to try re-register the Photos app:

    See the following tutorial and scroll down to where it has the PowerShell command to register Photos:

    Reinstall and Re-register Apps in Windows 10
    Sadly, this didn't work Thanks anyway.
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  5. Posts : 583
    Windows 10 Home
       #5

    Make sure that Chrome is up to date. Click on the three dots in the upper right corner, select "Help" and click "About Google Chrome".

    Ben
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  6. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Ben Myers said:
    Make sure that Chrome is up to date. Click on the three dots in the upper right corner, select "Help" and click "About Google Chrome".

    Ben
    Yep...it's up to date...
    File Explorer Not Opening When Clicking "Show In Folder"?-chrome-up-date.jpg
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  7. Posts : 754
    Windows 10/11
       #7

    Since "Show in Folder" should just open the folder, I wonder if this issue is caused by an extension. Can you login as a different user (create a new local account of necessary) and see if the issue still occurs? Be sure to NOT login to Chrome (Google) so that you don't get synced settings. The idea is to test with a bare bones Chrome with no extensions.
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  8. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #8

    LesFerch said:
    Since "Show in Folder" should just open the folder, I wonder if this issue is caused by an extension. Can you login as a different user (create a new local account of necessary) and see if the issue still occurs? Be sure to NOT login to Chrome (Google) so that you don't get synced settings. The idea is to test with a bare bones Chrome with no extensions.
    Will try this. Will keep you posted if it works. Thanks!
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