File Explorer in Windows 10 Not Opening Folders

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    Windows 10 Version 1909 (Build 18363.815
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       #21

    Callender said:
    Unfortunately your context menu screenshot is for a zipped folder rather than a regular folder!
    Sorry about that - here is one that is not zipped.
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       #22

    Hi. Your screenshot still appears to show right click context menu when clicking on a file. Would really like to see one from the right click on a folder context menu.

    RE: ClassicShell. It might be the problem if you upgraded to the latest version of windows 10 and had ClassicShell installed.

    Windows 10 Fall Creators Update contained improvements to Cortana. Cortana is embedded in the Start menu. Classic Shell as far as I know replaces the start Menu amongst other things.

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    From command prompt type winver to see which version of windows you at running:

    File Explorer in Windows 10 Not Opening Folders-command-prompt.jpg

    Personally I experienced problems so rolled back to the previous version of windows. I reckon problems were caused by tweaking windows too much including disabling Cortana. The solution for me would appear to be to undo tweaks and then install the update or else clean install windows. I'll live with it for the time being.

    You could try uninstalling ClassicShell then reset PC but it's up to you.

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  3. Posts : 512
    Windows 10 Version 1909 (Build 18363.815
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       #23

    I am embarrassed to post this - but my problem seems to be fixed and I don't know what actually worked. The last thing I did was to change Open File Explorer from "Quick Access" to This PC" in the drop-down menu. Not sure if that was the fix or all the other things I had previously tried - anyway, I'll take the current status and keep my fingers crossed. Thanks so much Callender for your posts - learned a lot from your suggestions and I appreciate it.
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    JohnBurns said:
    I am embarrassed to post this - but my problem seems to be fixed and I don't know what actually worked. The last thing I did was to change Open File Explorer from "Quick Access" to This PC" in the drop-down menu. Not sure if that was the fix or all the other things I had previously tried - anyway, I'll take the current status and keep my fingers crossed. Thanks so much Callender for your posts - learned a lot from your suggestions and I appreciate it.
    Glad you got it sorted. I wouldn't have thought of your solution! I've always had explorer set to open to This PC on my machine. :)
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