ERROR: File Explorer keeps crashing
DESCRIPTION: Windows 10 Explorer keeps crashing
COMPANY: Microsoft Office
Windows 10 issue with File Explorer:
There are a few complaints recorded in the efficient working of Windows Operating System. In this, many cases are about the File Explorer window crashing or not working as it should. This issue has been noticed by users working on Windows 7, Windows 8 and Windows 8.1, but more frequently on the latest and most used version, Windows 10. This issue makes it difficult for users to access their folders and files. Since Windows 10 is the latest and the most preferred of the lot, a number of people having trouble due to this fault are huge.
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This article is on how one can solve this problem with ease and improve the working of their laptop or PC.
Troubleshoots for File Explorer keeps crashing
Simply follow the given steps to fix your problem of File Explorer keeps crashing and have the access to your files and folders. There are two methods by which the File Explorer issue can be fixed:
Method 1: By restarting the File Explorer in the Task Manager
By this method, File Explorer keeps crashing issue can be resolved. The File Explorer window will be shut down through Task Manager and then one can access the File Explorer by restarting it.
Steps for this method are given below
Step 1: Press CTRL + ALT + DEL to start the “Task Manager”
Step 2: Locate “Windows Explorer”
Step 3: Right click on the “Windows Explorer” and choose “End Task”
Step 4: In the Task Bar of Task Manager, click on “File” and choose “Run New Task”
Step 5: Type “explorer.exe” in the box and click Enter
Method 2: By changing the route of the File Explorer
Changing the route can also help in solving File Explorer keeps crashing issue.
Step 1: Right-click the File Explorer icon on the taskbar
Step 2: Choose “unpin” from the taskbar
Step 3: Create a new shortcut on the desktop
Step 4: Type the following address in the Create Shortcut window: “C:\Windows\explorer.exe” and click “Next”
Step 5: Rename the file to “File Explorer” and click “Finish”
After following the following steps you can verify whether the newly created shortcut is working. If it works fine, you can pin to your taskbar for quicker access to all your folders and files.
Restoration of Data from Inaccessible Folders when file Explorer isn’t functional
After fixing the File Explorer, one can open folders and hard drives to check and use your files normally. If any of your File or Hard drive partition become inaccessible and File Explorer experience trouble opening them, the best way to restore data from an inaccessible folder is by trying a professional data recovery software which would prevent any unexpected data loss.
Here are the steps for recovering your data using a Data Recovery Software when File explorer keeps crashing:
- You can simply run the data recovery software on your PC or Laptop
- Connect the device to your computer in case of any lost folder from an external storage device
- Click “Specify a Location” and choose the exact location where the file or folder was lost
- Click “Scan” to begin scanning for the lost file or folder
- You can also search the lost folders by their names if you remember the names
And thus recover the files you lost due to issues with the File Explorer. If still, you face file explorer keeps crashing then you need to contact support team for better assistance.