1.    19 Oct 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
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    Windows 10

    File Explorer crashing when trying to rename folders


    First off. Apologies if this is in the wrong forum

    So I have had Windows 10 for a couple of months now, and have never had any issues up until now.
    Whenever I try to rename a folder/ add new folder file explorer freezes as soon as i touch the keyboard.
    I've scoured the internet for solutions but have had no success it's getting extremely frustrating as I can't keep having
    New Folder...New Folder 1...New Folder 2 etc. forever haha.

    Any help would be much appreciated.
    Cheers.

    PS. I've been looking into my keyboard and if the drivers are all working correctly. I have a Razer DeathStalker Ultimate. all drivers are up to date with Razer Synapse.
    Last edited by StarrLorde; 19 Oct 2015 at 04:07. Reason: Added info
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  2.    19 Oct 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    File Explorer is a Windows core file and does lots of background processing. If it hangs/crashes/lags etc... and the cause might be some incompatitble Shell Extensions that were installed by third party softwares.

    Try: Right Click on Desktop take long time to show up - Windows 10 Forums

    If it still does not work, try to run from Admin Command Prompt: chkdsk C: /r
    Last edited by topgundcp; 19 Oct 2015 at 11:47.
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  3.    19 Oct 2015 #3
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    Thread Starter

    Thank you so much!! Turns out there was something funny going on with some Winrar shell extentions.
    You are an absolute life saver.
    I used ShellExView and used process of elimination until I found the cause.

    Thanks again
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  4.    19 Oct 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
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    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    Great. Glad you got it sorted.
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  5.    22 Sep 2016 #5
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by StarrLorde View Post
    Thank you so much!! Turns out there was something funny going on with some Winrar shell extentions.
    You are an absolute life saver.
    I used ShellExView and used process of elimination until I found the cause.

    Thanks again
    Extra thanks all round as I had exactly the same problem and it was WinRAR too. Disabled the shell integration on WinRAR and everything is fine now
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  6.    14 Nov 2016 #6
    Join Date : Mar 2016
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    Windows 10 Pro

    Thank you. Removing the winrar shell integration did the trick.
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