Fix: File Explorer does not open in Windows 10

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Catherine Le Nevez
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is File Navigator not working on your Windows 10 computer? File Navigator may crash on opening due to a large number of files in Quick Access. The particular reason behind the crash can vary from system to system. But whatever the reason is, follow these fixes and the problem will be fixed quickly.

Fix-1 Open File Explorer on 'This PC'-

You can change Open File Browser to see 'This PC' by default, instead of showing 'Quick Access'.



1. By pressing Windows key + R you can start a Run Terminal.

2. Copy paste It is inside Running window and knocking Pay in.

control.exe folders

3. When the Folder Options window pops up, you need to go to "general“tab.

4. Now in 'Open File Explorer for:', click on the drop-down menu and then choose “What PC“From the drop down menu.

5. Now click on "Request"And then click"all right”To save the changes on your computer.

Try accessing the File Browser window on your computer.

Fix-2 Uncheck privacy settings-

File Browser Setup Failure to display recent files or folders will reduce the processing power required by the File Browser.

1. Click in the search box and type "File Explorer optionS “.

2. Then click on "File Explorer Options".

3. In the Folder Options window in the General tab, under the privacy section, deselect both options "Show recently used files in Quick Access"Y"Show frequently used folders in Quick Access".


4. Finally, click on "Request"Y"all right”To save the changes.



Close Folder Options window.

Open the File Navigator window on your computer.

Fix-3 Disable preview drivers in the preview pane

1. Press Tasto Windows + S and writes "File Explorer Options".

2. Then click on "File Explorer Options“To access the Folder OptionS.

3. Go to “viewing"Tab and then" deselect the option "Show preview controllers in the preview pane".

4. Finally, click on "Request"And then inside"all right”To save the changes on your computer.

Close Folder Options window.

Open the File Navigator window on your computer. It should work fine.

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