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Fix windows explorer not responding crashes continuously

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Many users have already switched to Windows 10, This windows 10 is the best windows ever with lots improvements with new features And users friendly. But sometimes After installing recent updates users face The windows explorer not responding, windows explorer has stopped working crashes continuously. it just stops responding and keeps crashing every time you try to create a new folder, Explorer hangs when the user right-clicks something or save a file. Also, some users Experience after switch to Windows 10 From Windows 8.1 or 7 The file Explorer not open after several clicks.

File Explorer is used to be Windows Explorer in previous Windows version. Windows 10 File Explorer seems to have a lot of bugs. users complaining about the same thing, windows explorer not responding keep crashing, windows explorer is restarting cannot create a new folder. Even it freezes the computer and you have to hard-to shut down the computer by pushing the physical power button.




How To Fix windows explorer not responding Problem

If you also suffering from this error, windows explorer freezes, not open when you click on file explorer folder. On task manager File explorer showing Not Responding. Don’t worry here This post we have some tips to Fix this problem.

Disable Quick Access to File Explorer

Quick Access is used to be Favorites in the previous Windows version. This contains you are recently used files and folders. Quick access is opened by default every time you launch File Explorer. When there are too many recent files and folders of yours, it might be slowing down or even freezes, the windows explorer has stopped working, Windows Explorer not responding continuously, sometimes disable the Quick Access to This Pc may fix this problem

To disable Quick Access, you have to change the Folder Options. Go to start menu and type Folder Options into Start menu Search. Select the first one at the top of the search result. In the General tab, go to Open File Explorer too, and select This PC from the combo box.

Now apply changer and click ok to save changer now when you next time open file explorer. It will show This PC section instead of Quick Access.

Restart in task manager

sometimes Due to corrupt program or virus effect you may face windows explorer not responding and crashes. And some users Reported Restarting the Explorer can fix your issue or didn’t freeze while Troubleshooting for future Error. To Do this Press Ctrl + Shift + Esc to start Task Manager. Then locate Windows Explorer.

Right-click Windows Explorer and choose End task. On top of the Task Manager window, click File option and choose Run new task. Type explorer.exe in the box and then hit Enter.

create a new task on windows taskmanager
create a new task on windows taskmanager

This will Start the Explorer, Now check Hope This will fix your problem.

Clear history cache and create new path

Right-click the File Explorer icon on the taskbar, then choose Unpin from the taskbar. Press Windows key and X key at the same time, then select File Explorer from the list Right-click the Quick Access link and select Options.

Here on Folder options Under the General tab, choose Clear under Privacy category. This will help you clear the File Explorer history.

Right-click on the blank spot on the desktop and choose New > Shortcut. Then type in the following address: C:Windowsexplorer.exe and click Next. Rename the file to File Explorer and click Finish. Right-click the newly created shot cut and choose Pin to taskbar. This should help you fix the problem.

Check for the Virus and Malware 

Sometimes Due to virus or malware infection system get corrupt and go to not Responding mode, So make sure your system is Virus / Malware free, To check this install a good antivirus or anti-malware with latest updates installed.

Download latest Antivirus 




Now perform A full system Scan. After scanning process complete Simply Restart the windows and check Windows working smoothly. Also, Run Third party system Optimizer Tool like Ccleaner to clear system junk files, and clear Corrupt Registry files.

Download Ccleaner 

Run the System File Checker (SFC)

System File Check is a command prompt syntax to check for the system file corruption, it scans the integrity of all protected operating system files and replaces incorrect, corrupted, changed, or damaged versions with the correct versions where possible. Since SFC scans the protected operating system files, you will need administrator rights to perform this command. Click on Start menu and type CMD  and right-click on it and click Run as administrator.

This Will open the command prompt with administrative privileges. Now  Type  command
“Sfc /scannow” and enter to run. This will start to Scan your windows for errors.

Run System file Checker Tool
Run System file Checker Tool

Sfc /scannow will inspect all of the important Windows files on your computer, including Windows DLL files. If System File Checker finds an issue with any of these protected files, it will replace it.
wait until complete the scanning process after complete 100% Restart your system.

If SFC command cannot fix all the problems, you will see this message: “Windows Resource Protection found corrupt files but was unable to fix some (or all) of them.” When SFC can’t handle this, then you have to run DISM. Open the command prompt and run it as Administrator just like before, then run this commands one by one.

DISM /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth 

DISM /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth




Dism cleanup image restorehealth command
Dism cleanup image restorehealth command

This commands will check whether the image has been flagged as corrupted and then it will repair the errors automatically. This operation generally takes 15-30 minutes depending on the corruption and size of the partition. After the DISM is finished, run sfc /scannow again to make sure the errors are fixed. Now after that Restart the windows. hope This problem will get solved.

Uninstall KB3081449 and KB3081448 updates

Several users reported that update KB3081449 was the cause of the issue, Try with uninstall this update and check problem solve or not. so let’s see how to delete it.
open control panel view by small icons here open programs and Features. Here select View installed updates. now find KB3081449 and uninstall it. If this doesn’t help, find update KB3081448 and uninstall it as well.

As you can see, problems with file explorer can seriously limit your Windows 10 user experience but we hope that these solutions were helpful to you.

These are some best working solutions to fix windows explorer is restarting, windows explorer not responding, windows explorer has stopped working and crashes continuously, windows explorer not working properly windows 10 problem. Have any query, suggestion feel free to comment below. Also, Read Fix We Couldn’t Create A new Partition Or Locate Existing One

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