1. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows10
       07 Oct 2016 #1

    Explorer.exe freezes (Hangs) on rename


    I'm getting this periodically when renaming a folder, explorer.exe will hang for a while when attempting to rename. Any ideas guys?



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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,241
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       09 Oct 2016 #2

    Hi, I have searched the forum for you
    rename freeze
    and found this where what I found seemed to fix it
    Explorer Freezes Temporarily When Creating a New or Renaming a Folder - Windows 10 Forums

    See if it works for you.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 6
    Windows10
       09 Oct 2016 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, I have searched the forum for you
    rename freeze
    and found this where what I found seemed to fix it
    Explorer Freezes Temporarily When Creating a New or Renaming a Folder - Windows 10 Forums

    See if it works for you.
    I Saw that, but thanks for looking. It seems to have fixed itself. If it comes back ill try removing the winrar shell extension.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2015
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    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       09 Oct 2016 #4

    You can also try disabling all shell context menu entries to see if that has any effect.
    ShellmenuView (free)

    Similarly, try a clean boot - looking for conflicting 3rd party programs.

    And you'll be aware that 1607 as initially released was known for freezing problems - hopefully fixed in the major updates since release.
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