Windows 10: Windows Explorer Sort List No Longer Appears

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  1.    25 Nov 2016 #11

    dalchina said: View Post
    Ok, that suggests some sort of Windows corruption. Whether it's fixable is another question. Without some precedent - which I've not seen- it's a matter of trying the basics first.

    Start with from an admin command prompt
    [Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
    chkdsk C: /F
    Your PC will need to restart.
    Make sure the result is clear or fixed- else do not proceed.
    Post back the result, which you can get after a restart as follows:
    How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

    then from an admin command prompt
    SFC /SCANNOW
    & post summary result.
    Checking file system on C:The type of the file system is NTFS.Volume label is Windows.A disk check has been scheduled.Windows will now check the disk. Stage 1: Examining basic file system structure ... 413696 file records processed. File verification completed. 8558 large file records processed. 0 bad file records processed. Stage 2: Examining file name linkage ... 488938 index entries processed. Index verification completed. 0 unindexed files scanned. 0 unindexed files recovered to lost and found. Stage 3: Examining security descriptors ...Cleaning up 6668 unused index entries from index $SII of file 0x9.Cleaning up 6668 unused index entries from index $SDH of file 0x9.Cleaning up 6668 unused security descriptors.Security descriptor verification completed. 37622 data files processed. CHKDSK is verifying Usn Journal... 34014432 USN bytes processed. Usn Journal verification completed.Windows has scanned the file system and found no problems.No further action is required. 486872071 KB total disk space. 268317968 KB in 159051 files. 120720 KB in 37623 indexes. 0 KB in bad sectors. 533827 KB in use by the system. 65536 KB occupied by the log file. 217899556 KB available on disk. 4096 bytes in each allocation unit. 121718017 total allocation units on disk. 54474889 allocation units available on disk.Internal Info:00 50 06 00 db ff 02 00 3c d7 05 00 00 00 00 00 .P......<.......dd 33 00 00 9a 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 .3..............Windows has finished checking your disk.Please wait while your computer restarts.

    PROBLEM PERSISTS. SEE PICTURE:

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  2.    25 Nov 2016 #12

    dalchina said: View Post
    Ok, that suggests some sort of Windows corruption. Whether it's fixable is another question. Without some precedent - which I've not seen- it's a matter of trying the basics first.

    Start with from an admin command prompt
    [Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
    chkdsk C: /F
    Your PC will need to restart.
    Make sure the result is clear or fixed- else do not proceed.
    Post back the result, which you can get after a restart as follows:
    How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

    then from an admin command prompt
    SFC /SCANNOW
    & post summary result.
    SCANNOW came back clean, too.

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  3.    26 Nov 2016 #13

    Hi, that only seems to leave some sort of conflict with something installed, although we've eliminated most possibilities, including programs that hook onto explorer and add features. You've already tried safe mode, though, which should eliminate that possibility.

    Normally I'd say try an in-place upgrade repair install. Not sure that will help if you've just done the anniversary upgrade which amounts to much the same thing in principle.

    You could try restoring the previous build if you've upgraded in the last 10 days, but about all that might offer is confirmation as to whether explorer then worked normally again, and a chance to redo the upgrade.

    So I'm unsure what next to suggest.. sorry.
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  4.    26 Nov 2016 #14

    Understood. Thanks for your help, anyways. I should reiterate, though, that it only started occurring AFTER the Win10 Anniversary update.
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  5.    26 Nov 2016 #15

    .. which is why I suggested reverting, and that an in-place upgrade repair isn't an obvious option.

    I've not noted any similar reports though, although there could have been.. and no one else has commented (yet).
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  6.    26 Nov 2016 #16

    dalchina said: View Post
    .. which is why I suggested reverting, and that an in-place upgrade repair isn't an obvious option..
    Thanks, but . . . I don't see how "reverting" to the pre-"Anniversary" OS does any good, especially when Microsoft will keep pushing the next build onto me through Updates.

    Go Foxes!
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  7.    27 Nov 2016 #17

    You could try this:
    Make a backup first (system restore, registry backup...)
    Using shellexview (free); hide all MS items and disable all others. Note the 32 bit option which exposes more.

    Disable all others (context menu entries)

    The idea is to try to stop thing interfering with explorer.

    There must be something in your registry that is somehow interfering with explorer.
    What you need to find is why that happens in 1607, not in 1511.

    I don't hold out much hope though.
    (The idea of reverting and redoing the upgrade was simply it gives another chance if something had got corrupted in the process. Clutching at straws).
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