Windows 10: Inability to open file explorer from start menu

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Education
       01 Jan 2016 #1

    Inability to open file explorer from start menu

    I am not able to open the file explorer through the option on the start menu, or by clicking on the file explorer pinned to the task bar. When I click the pinned file explorer the window that pops up says "Windows cannot find ''. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again." I am able to navigate through to my files by going to the start menu file explorer's jump list (clicking the arrow to the right of the file explorer option on the start menu). All of these issues began after I had been messing around with custom themes. I ran UltraUXThemePatcher_3.0.4 and then I changed the following files (themeui.dll,uxinit.dll, and uxtheme.dll). Next, I ran a registry editor file that made it so I can take ownership via right click. I also followed these steps in this article: [Windows 10 Tip] Remove Icons from Navigation Pane of This PC - AskVG
    up to the end of "Part 2: Remove Quick Access Icon From Navigation Pane of This PC".
    The last thing I did was install a custom icon pack.
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  2. Posts : 5,147
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       01 Jan 2016 #2

    Dengar said: View Post
    All of these issues began after I had been messing around with custom themes.
    If this was not too long ago, and if you do create restore points in regular basis, I would suggest that you do a system restore.
    Pick a date BEFORE you "messing around with custom themes" as your restore point.
    System Restore Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 5,147
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       01 Jan 2016 #3

    If system restore is not possible, 2 suggestions :

    1. Do a system file check.

    2. Do a Repair Install.
    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade
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  4. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Education
    Thread Starter
       01 Jan 2016 #4

    Yeah, I have a system restore ready to go I was just hoping there was a way to remedy this, so I wouldn't have to go through the whole process of setting these themes up again.
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  5. Posts : 5,147
    windows 10 Home threshold2
       01 Jan 2016 #5

    Perhaps you would re-consider resetting the themes.
    Perhaps that was part of the problem ?
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