Creating or Renaming a Folder Causes Explorer To Crash

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  1. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
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    Creating or Renaming a Folder Causes Explorer To Crash


    These are my issues:

    When I create a New Folder and try naming it, it freezes, then Explorer will restart. The folder will be made but if I try to rename it, it will do the same thing.

    When I try deleting that empty folder, the Moving to Recycle bin takes over 30 sec long, there is nothing inside it. I can delete a big regular file instantly.

    The Context menu also has very black thicker separator lines compared to what it should be a faint light grey color. That was the first thing I noticed that was off. Please help. I tried shellextview, disabled all 3rd party items and it still isn't working.
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  2. Posts : 17,281
    Windows 11 Pro
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    I would try creating a second user account and see if it does the same thing when logged in as a different user.
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  3. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
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    I would try to eliminate the incompatible shell extension(s) first:
    Right Click on Desktop take long time to show up - Windows 10 Forums
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  4. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
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    NavyLCDR said:
    I would try creating a second user account and see if it does the same thing when logged in as a different user.
    I went onto a different user and i can create and rename folders and it works. I can also delete the folder and it goes away instantly.
    Here is the context menu separators, they are much darker than what I remember, looking in Google Images it does not look like that, or in any other program either, they are supposed to be faint grey lines. These black lines appear anywhere in Explorer, in folders, any drive. It looks awful and it's the first thing I noticed wrong. This also happens on the other user account. Thanks so far for helping!

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  5. Posts : 12
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    topgundcp said:
    I would try to eliminate the incompatible shell extension(s) first:
    Right Click on Desktop take long time to show up - Windows 10 Forums
    I disabled all 3rd party extensions, that didn't do anything sadly. This > is not the issue "Right Click on Desktop take long time to show up"

    My Right click shows up instantly. I can go to NEW> and create any other type file and name it fine, but when I do it to a folder, it freezes Explorer.
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  6. Posts : 12
    Windows 10
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    Anyone?
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    insider build 10586.3 win10 pro 64
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    iamsikora said:
    Anyone?
    I'm no expert ,but I'm a betting man ,and I would bet that your fix for this issue would be a reinstall ,I would run the iso from the desktop and choose update install ,it would /could fix the issue ,but that just me
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    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
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    iamsikora said:
    I disabled all 3rd party extensions, that didn't do anything sadly. This > is not the issue "Right Click on Desktop take long time to show up"

    My Right click shows up instantly. I can go to NEW> and create any other type file and name it fine, but when I do it to a folder, it freezes Explorer.
    File Explorer is a Windows corefile and does have things running in the background. If you install some software that is not compatible then it will cause problem with File Explorer, whether right click, freeze or in your case, it crashes when working with folders.
    I have noticed that you have NVIDIA nview desktop manager installed. What kind of video card do you have ? Try to remove the context menu items for "NVIDIA Control Panel" and "nview" to see if it helps. These 2 items can be accessed via Control Panel and do not need to be in context menu.

    EDIT: Also, open task manager->Startup and disable everything then reboot.
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  9. Posts : 12
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    topgundcp said:
    File Explorer is a Windows corefile and does have things running in the background. If you install some software that is not compatible then it will cause problem with File Explorer, whether right click, freeze or in your case, it crashes when working with folders.
    I have noticed that you have NVIDIA nview desktop manager installed. What kind of video card do you have ? Try to remove the context menu items for "NVIDIA Control Panel" and "nview" to see if it helps. These 2 items can be accessed via Control Panel and do not need to be in context menu.

    EDIT: Also, open task manager->Startup and disable everything then reboot.
    I already did that, ALL 3rd party extensions were disabled, restarted and still. I enabled some one by one and neither affected it.

    I did a safe clean boot and it still did it. I can simply tap DELETE on an empty folder and itll take 30+ seconds to delete, no context menu required. That's never happened before, I can delete a 4gb video and it's gone instantly.
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    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
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    Couple of things you might want to try:
    1. From Admin command, copy and paste the line below then run:
      Dism.exe /online /Cleanup-Image /StartComponentCleanup&dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth&sfc /scannow&pause
    2. Run chkdsk /r /f C:
      NOTE:
      will take a while to run, seems to stall at time. Let it run til finished.
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