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Why do File Explorer do not Open in Windows 10?

Why do File Explorer do not Open in Windows 10?


Why do File Explorer do not Open in Windows 10? - Our valuable data, files are stored in Hard disk and can be accessed with the help of File Explorer. But in case File Explorer do not open or corrupted all necessary data or files cannot be accessed or manipulated. This type of problem is seen on Windows version 7/8/10 as well. Here, we have few troubleshooting methods to fix such error as early as possible.


Why do File Explorer do not Open in Windows 10?

Procedure to fix Not Opening of File Explorer in Windows 10 & Others

1.User should Restart File Explorer: - Hold Ctrl + shift + Esc and select Task Manager from the menu there. In the list below there is an option "Windows Explorer". Right click on Window Explorer and select End task option. At the top right section of Task Manager window, you will get File Tab. Click on File and click on Run new task. In the box provided their type explorer.exe and press Enter. Check if problem is solved, if persists follow the next step.

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 2. Preset File Explorer to Default:
Go to Start > Search > Folder Options (File Explorer Options. Then steps below should be followed one by one.



  1. Go to General Tab and Clear the File Explorer History and Press on Restore Defaults.

  2. Go to View tab and press Reset folders and Restore Defaults button.

  3. Go to Search tab and press Restore Defaults option.

  4. If all done click on Apply, Ok and Exit.

  5. Check if problem is solved. If not follow the next step.



---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------3. Should Change Display Settings: Go to Start > Settings > System > Display. Adjust size of display panel between 100% to 125%. Do not set to 175 %. Now check if problem is solved. If not follow the next procedure.

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4. Try to run on Clean Boot State: Start your computer in clean boot state and check if problem is solved. If problem is solved then third-party program or addon was the culprit interfering with the operating system operation.




5. Create a new path for the File explorer shortcut.


Right-click on the File Explorer icon and choose Unpin from the taskbar. Right click on desktop and choose New and go to Shortcut to create a shortcut. In Create shortcut window type C:\Windows\explorer.exe in the blank space, click on Next and Finish.

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