File Explorer crashing when trying to rename folders


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
       #1

    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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    MintMate19x64 Win10Prox64
       #2

    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. Posts : 2
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #3

    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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    MintMate19x64 Win10Prox64
       #4

    Great. Glad you got it sorted.
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  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       #5

    StarrLorde said:
    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. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro
       #6

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