1.    15 Nov 2015 #1
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 41
    Windows 10 Pro 2016 Aniversary 64 Bit

    I can't work out what I have done ?


    I was on this forum just a short while ago about not having Admin rights to alter the Hosts file. It was a very small thing that needed doing with no complications of any kind.

    But just after I had done my stuff in that area I found that I was unable to open MyComputer and some folders on my desktop. Email/Outlook is working OK and I can open programmes pinned to the task bar and navigate to and open the folders on my desktop, that wont open by clicking anymore.

    I have no idea what I have done.
    Can anyone help with this ?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  2.    15 Nov 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)

    Are you getting an error? What is it?
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  3.    15 Nov 2015 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 41
    Windows 10 Pro 2016 Aniversary 64 Bit
    Thread Starter

    No error message of any kind. My screen just blinks black for a second and that's it.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  4.    15 Nov 2015 #4
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 266
    Windows 10 Home

    Give System Restore a try.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  5.    15 Nov 2015 #5
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 41
    Windows 10 Pro 2016 Aniversary 64 Bit
    Thread Starter

    Too early for something so drastic as last night I only just downloaded about 3GB of update.
    Whatever the problem is it appears to be effecting short cuts and folders related to Windows.
    I can open pdf, txt, mp4, etc. But the recycle bin, computer, network etc will not open, but I can use the Control panel icon to get to Control panel
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  6.    15 Nov 2015 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 41
    Windows 10 Pro 2016 Aniversary 64 Bit
    Thread Starter

    Had to go for the system restore. Not the big deal I thought it would be but I am still curious as to what was going on.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  7.    15 Nov 2015 #7
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 615
    Windows 10 Enterprise x64 (build 10586)

    Maybe the file associations got messed up.
    Shortcuts are .ink. I'm not sure about the system icons (Recycle bin, This PC, My Documents, etc.).
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  8.    15 Nov 2015 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2015
    Posts : 41
    Windows 10 Pro 2016 Aniversary 64 Bit
    Thread Starter

    It's a mystery.
    It is OK after the restore and I have just saved a disc image in case it comes back.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    15 Nov 2015 #9
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 335
    Windows 10 Pro x64, Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1, Windows 8.1 Pro x64

    The best way to edit the Hosts file is to open Notepad as administrator. Right click the Notepad Icon, select more, then select Run as administrator.
    Then open Hosts from within Notepad.
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    15 Nov 2015 #10
    Join Date : Oct 2014
    Posts : 1,422
    win 10 Insider

    Strange.

    I certainly have had "funnies" repaired with a System Restore as well.

    But an upgrade switches this off so always remember to set it back on afterwards.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 


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