File Explorer blink/crash when minimize folder on Windows 10

My Surface Pro 3 runs the Windows 10 Pro and has upgraded to Fall Creators Update. When I open this PC in File Explorer and navigate to any folder, I try to resize or snap it so that the window doesn’t fill the entire screen. Then the contents start blinking and crashing. I have to restart the system to use it temporarily. But I move File Explorer to the additional monitor and it still runs into the same problem. How can I resolve it on my tablet? Continue reading

Windows 10 taskbar flashes and File Explorer crashes in safe mode

I had upgraded my Surface Pro 4 from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10 Pro and everything worked fine. However, after installed the Fall Creators Update on my tablet, the taskbar keeps flashing while the File Explorer always crashes randomly. Sometimes it loads normally and I right clicks on a file to rename or performs that by keyboard. Then the window just flashes up blank/green and closes on its own. It doesn’t pop up any error message. The explorer.exe crashes immediately after I boot into sage mode. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Windows 10 File Explorer does not Auto Refresh with folder

I have upgraded my Surface Pro 4 tablet to Windows 10 Pro from 8.1 successfully. Everytime I move or download a file from Internet, or save a new office document, it does not show in my opened window for that folder in File Explorer. I have to press the F5 key to do a refresh. I notice that a folder may doesn’t show the updated date information. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Remove 3D Objects folder in This PC Pane of File Explorer in Windows 10 Fall Creators Update

If you have upgraded your tablet or computer to Windows 10 Fall Creators Update, there are many new features and improvements. When I open the This PC, 6 default folders like Documents, Downloads, Music are visible while a new folder named 3D Objects is displayed in the navigation pane of File Explorer. It also appears in the user profile location and I could not figure out how to get rid of it. Continue reading

Windows 10 File explorer keeps searching for files with working on it

When I open the File Explorer on my Surface Pro tablet, it starts going into a loop of searching for something constantly in Quick Access or This PC mode. The folder tree and files don’t list from there. It just shows the “Working on it” message at the bottom and a green bar runs across the screen slowly. I have to tap on the X at the bar to stop the searching process. It happens after installed the anniversary update. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Windows 10 Libraries folder missing in save as Navigation pane

I have got problem in Windows 10 on my Surface Pro 4 tablet. When I right click an image on a webpage and use “Save As” option on Edge browser, the pop-up explorer window doesn’t show the “Libraries” folder in the navigation pane, such as Documents, Music. I have to go inside a folder which is included in my pictures library to do that. It also happens with save office word/excel file and I need to go to This PC > MyData > Documents. How can I restore the Libraries folder to the topmost position in the list? Continue reading

File Explorer Ribbon toolbar greyed out in Windows 10

The function of File Explorer seems to be corrupted in my Windows 10 64-bit computer. When I try to make changes with its configuration, the Ribbons toolbar with Home tab is greyed out. I want to change folders to show file details or use the search box and nothing hapens. When I return to my desktop and right click any empty area to create a new folder, no menu appears and I am not sure what cause the problem. Continue reading

Reset Quick Access Toolbar to fix cannot open File Explorer in Windows 10/8

Windows 10/8 File Explorer includes the Quick Access Toolbar (QAT) below the Ribbon panel. It allows user or the application to add a set of Commands into the small toolbar by clicking drop-down menu arrow to choose the option. To customize that, I added the properties button to the QAT but it just shows like > as an expandable menu. Then I right-click on Properties from this menu to add it to the QAT. Immediately the File Explorer crashes and its button setting is corrupted. How can I resolve the problem? Continue reading

Enable Touch Friendly File Explorer In Windows 10 on Surface Pro

Windows 10 comes with the default file browser named File Explorer, which is renamed from the Windows Explorer. With the latest updates, the system brings a new optimized File Explorer with a touch-enabled interface, so user don’t need to use mouse regularly or occasionally on their touch screen tablets or laptops. This is a welcome change, as the old Control Panel is replaced by the Settings app. Continue reading

Remove checkboxes to select file/folder in Windows 10 File Explorer

My grandchildren had played with some settings on my Windows 10 computer and now all files and folders are getting the checkboxes next to its icon. I perfect to select multiple items by holding down the Ctrl key, and it is annoying the checkbox keeps appearing while I could not find a way to get rid of that. How can I disable the feature in File Explorer? Continue reading