Among the most frequent errors that occur in Windows 10, Flickering is one of them. It closes Folders, Programs and even games that are Running. Also, sometimes it prevents the use of Taskbar and Start Menu in Windows 10. This type of problem is mainly due to a failure or error in the Windows File Explorer or Explorer.exe process.
Get Help with File Explorer in Windows 10
Following any of the below-mentioned methods can solve your issues with File Explorer.
This problem is very easy to solve. However, if this error or problem continues. We have to carry out other more advanced methods. In this tutorial, we will show you a list of methods to solve problems with Explorer.exe (Windows File Explorer) in the Windows 10 operating system.
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Restart File Explorer using Task Manager
In some cases, File Explorer crash occurs. In this case, we have to follow the below steps
- Restart it through Task Manager.
- To open Task Manager, you will have to use the keyboard shortcuts.
- Press Ctrl + Alt + Delete key buttons one after the other.
- When the blue window is displayed.
- Select the Task Manager option.
- Next, go to the Processes tab. This will show all Currently Running Applications.
- In this list, Find the Windows Explorer option.
- Right-click on it and select the Restart option.
Note: Once the Restart is complete, you should be able to use the start menu, taskbar, and folders without closing them.
Scan your Windows 10 for Failures and Repair them with CMD
Windows 10 incorporates a tool in System Symbols. Further, It allows you to scan your computer for errors. To make use of it, the first thing we will have to do is.
- Open the CMD as an administrator.
- Once inside the CMD, you must enter and execute the following command:
sfc / scannow
- Press Enter key and the process starts to Run.
- All the files in the operating system will be analyzed.
- If in case, any problem arises, it will be Repaired.
- Sometimes, this process might take a longer time.
- When the process is finished, its time to check and repair Hard drivers of our Computer.
- To do this, Again Enter and Execute the following command in Command Prompt.
chkdsk / f
- After pressing Enter, the error search process begins.
- Once the process is finished, all errors will be Repaired and Fixed.
As shown above, Perform these two processes through the commands. All the problems related to File Explorer should get resolved.
Modify the Windows Registry (delete Explorer.exe folder)
If the above methods didn’t help you, lastly try using Windows Registry. Before, we strongly recommend you to perform a Restore Point. In case, something goes wrong, we can always return to the previous configuration.
- Open the Registry with a keyboard shortcut (Win key + R).
- Enter the command: Regedit.
- Next, press Enter and Registry Editor opens automatically.
- Precisely, in this window you should use the directory tree on the left side of the window to go to:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE \ SOFTWARE \ Microsoft \ Windows NT \ CurrentVersion \ Image File Execution.options
- Following the above tree, you will have to find the folder: Explorer.exe folder.
- Next, You should Delete that particular Folder.
- You can simply do that by right-clicking on it directly and select the Delete option.
- Once deleted, close the Windows 10 Registry Editor and Restart your computer.
- Once Windows 10 restarts, the problems should disappear.
If none of the above methods could solve your problem. Then, the last option you have left to solve it will be the Restoration of your Windows 10 computer. This way, your computer reverts back to the factory state without losing the files. I hope, the above methods resolved your issues with File Explorer in Windows 10. Keep visiting Windows Call Blog for more Tech related stuff.