1.    04 Mar 2017 #1
    Join Date : Mar 2017
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    File Explorer cannot resize its window


    Hello,
    when I open the File Explorer, it opens in full-screen mode.
    I can minimize it but not resize the window.
    If I click the top-right corner symbol of two squares, the file explorer window gets smaller but the text in it flashes on and off for a while and then disappears completely. Hourglass comes on.
    Task Manager shows that it uses 13,6->14.2 % of the CPU.
    Clicking the top-right X in the red square results "Windows Explorer is not responding..." Waiting does not help.
    "Close program" works, but must be done twice before the window closes.

    Help needed, please.
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  2.    05 Mar 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Los Angeles
    Posts : 1,031
    Windows 10 Pro

    Right click the File Explore shortcut on the Taskbar, in the Jump list, right click File Explorer again and choose Properties. In the Run box, take the drop down arrow and choose Normal Window instead of Maximized.
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  3.    05 Mar 2017 #3
    Join Date : Mar 2017
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    Spunk, thank you for the reply.
    I did what you said (it was Normal window already), I tried Maximized and Minimised, too.
    But it did not help
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  4.    05 Mar 2017 #4
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    Hi, what happens in Safe Mode- does it behave normally?
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  5.    06 Mar 2017 #5
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    Hello,
    I am now in Safe Mode and the File Explorer window behaves normally: full screen, minimized and smaller window.
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  6.    06 Mar 2017 #6
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
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    Ok, at least two possibilities.
    1. It's a weird effect of your graphics card/driver. (Your normal driver isn't used in Safe Mode)
    2. It's some installed program.
    So now you need to determine, by a process of elimination, what installed program is (presumably) having the effect you observe in normal mode.

    0. Set a restore point (gives another option to reset everything after changes following)
    1. Try a clean boot. Check for any change in explorer's behaviour.
    If ok, progressively enable programs, log off, on and try again.
    2. If no change, try downloading, installing, running Shellexview (free); hide all MS shell extensions, disable all others - and use the 32 bit option to expose more.
    Check for any change in explorer's behaviour.
    If ok, progressively enable extensions, & try again. (No need to log off/on).

    Note: Shellexview does not seem to detect ALL shell extensions.
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  7.    06 Mar 2017 #7
    Join Date : Mar 2017
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    Dear dachina,
    you pointed to the right direction.
    I started to look which programs I have installed lately and uninstalled one by one.
    After uninstalling "Temaviewer12" the problem disappeared.
    Thank you so much!
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  8.    06 Mar 2017 #8
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    Great- unexpected, but at least logical.
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