File Explorer multiple windows opening

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  1. Posts : 7
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    File Explorer multiple windows opening


    A new glitch has developed in my Win 10 file explorer. Whenever I attempt to select multiple files in a row, in order to move them, no matter how careful I am multiple windows open for each file. As I have over 2000 files to move from one network computer to another this has been quite a problem. I check off the first file in the group then, holding down the shift key as usual, go to the last file (moving them in groups of 10 or 20) and select it. Immediately, 10 or 20 individual windows pop up, one for each file I checked off. Earlier today it worked just fine but after a few hours started this odd behavior. Also, open file in same window is checked off in folder options. Any ideas?
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)
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    Hi, just a thought, are you sure your mouse/touchpad are functioning normally and extra clicks are not being generated somehow?

    Would you be able to rearrange your files or use CTRL A to select them as a temporary measure?

    Is there any difference if you only press the SHIFT key when your mouse pointer is over the last file in the list to be selected?
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  3. Posts : 7
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    Thread Starter
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    Those aren't the problems. Seems the longer I work in File Explorer, the more it happens. Starts out working just fine then goes downhill from there.
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  4. dalchina's Avatar
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    Is it the same if you:
    a. Do a clean boot
    b. Run in Safe mode
    c. Create a new user for test purposes
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  5. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 2004
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    May be this tool from Microsoft will straighten something out. It does not list your condition but a lot of other file explorer issues.
    I would create restore point before using. it is tilted
    Automatically diagnose and repair Windows file and folder problems

    https://support.microsoft.com/en-ca/...older-problems
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  6. Posts : 7
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    febsr said:
    A new glitch has developed in my Win 10 file explorer. Whenever I attempt to select multiple files in a row, in order to move them, no matter how careful I am multiple windows open for each file. As I have over 2000 files to move from one network computer to another this has been quite a problem. I check off the first file in the group then, holding down the shift key as usual, go to the last file (moving them in groups of 10 or 20) and select it. Immediately, 10 or 20 individual windows pop up, one for each file I checked off. Earlier today it worked just fine but after a few hours started this odd behavior. Also, open file in same window is checked off in folder options. Any ideas?
    Try using the shift key to the left of the keyboard, and the left click from mouse to select to check?
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  7. Posts : 7
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    Thread Starter
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    That is the normal procedure and how I am doing it. It is still happening sporatically so I shut down then attempt to start over. Works for about 10 minutes then recurs.
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  8. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 2004
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    What about using explore on you new computer and then use Homegroup or your own shares to move / copy, if you still have a significant number of files to go.
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  9. Posts : 7
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    Thread Starter
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    Yes, I could do that but still wondering what is causing it. Thanks for everyone's input. Sometimes these thing have no apparent reason for happening and usually follow some kind of windows update. Frustrating but not impossible to work around.
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  10. Posts : 7
    Windows 10
       #10

    How about restoring file explorer to defaults?
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