Solved : Windows 10 File explorer Crashing Problem

Most of Windows 10 users are complaining about File explorer crashing problem. People affected with this problem when try to open a folder or drive, file explorer crashes abruptly. Now, here are some quick fixes to get rid of the problem.



Method 1: – Changing Display settings

Step 1: – Search Display settings in Start menu search box.

Step 2: – Now, Click on Display settings.

 

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Step 3: – Now, Change the size of text, apps, and other items to 150% or 200% or 100%. But do not let it remain at 175%.

 

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If the problem persists ( Or your size is already at 100%), try next method given below.

 

Method 2: – Clear File explorer History of windows 10

Step 1: – Go to control panel by searching it in start menu

Step 2: – No, search File explorer options in search box.

 

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Step 3: – Clear File explorer history

 

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Method 3: – Launch folder windows in a separate process

Step 1: – Go to file explorer

Step 2: – Click on view Tab, then click on folder options.

Step 3: – Now, click on view tab and then check Launch folder windows in a separate process.

Step 4: – Finally click on Apply

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Method 4 – Find the culprit app causing it and uninstall it

Step 1: – Just after your file explorer crashes, Search for event viewer in start menu search box.

Step 2: – Now, go to Windows Logs -> System

Step 3: – Now, look for error marked with red and find the click it. This will contain the details of the culprit process or app. Get rid of it.
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Note: – Please note that its not a crucial app / file you are uninstalling or deleting. Anyways before doing this take a system restore point.

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