Windows 10: If you are having issues with "FILE EXPLORER" in WINDOWS 10...READ! Solved

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       05 Feb 2017 #1

    If you are having issues with "FILE EXPLORER" in WINDOWS 10...READ!

    It has taken me four days to solve the disappearing "File Explorer" issue in Windows 10, with absolutely NO HELP from Windows or Microsoft! If your files have suddenly disappeared and file explorer icon does nothing except makes your screen blink and come back....PLEASE DO THE FOLLOWING STEPS:

    - Left click "Window" (Start) icon
    - Left click "Settings" icon (Left side/middle icon)
    - Window settings pop-up box; Left click "Update & Security"
    - Scroll down to & click on "For developers"
    - On the right side, scroll down to "Windows Explorer;" go to "Change settings to show hidden and system files; click on "Show settings"
    - "File Explorer Options" pop-up box; under "Files & Folders"- make the first five boxes are checked, if not click the box; "Hidden Files, Folders, and Drives"- make sure the circle that reads, "Show hidden files, folders, and drives" is active, if not click on the circle.
    - Put "Check marks" in the following boxes (click on empty box to do this): "Launch folder windows in a separate process, "Restore previous folder windows at logon," and "Show drive letters"
    - Under "Navigation pane" - make sure all three boxes are checked.
    - Click "APPLY," then click "OK," Exit out of pop-up box.
    - Under the "Windows Explorer" section, make sure all the boxes have check marks, then click "APPLY"
    - Exit out and "Restart" your computer!
    These last four days have been a nightmare...I have "REFRESHED, RESET, ETC," but nothing worked until now!! I hope this reaches anyone who is having the same issues!!!
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  2.    25 Feb 2017 #2

    Fantastic! Solved my problem with the everlasting "Working on it" file explorer that would not show the drives. The drives did not appear in the drive manager either, but after your adaptations everything is back. What a piece of crap this Windows 10 is. Unbelievable!
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       25 Feb 2017 #3

    Hi mvesseur! I am so glad I could help you, as well as myself! I am not a computer savvy person, but I am learning!!! Also, you are correct....Windows 10, as of now, SUCKS!! Take care!!!:)
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  4. storageman's Avatar
    Posts : 428
    Windows 10 Pro 1803 17134.137
       26 Feb 2017 #4

    It may not be all of those settings, but maybe only 1. I have not had your problem and I have 5 settings not set. Its not all of them. It would be interesting to determine which one or more that actually cause the problem. If I get some time later I'll try to figure it out.
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