Forum discussion tagged with Explorer.
  1. dg27

    [SOLVED] Win 10 Build 2004: Slow green Explorer bar

    I updated from Win 10 Build 1909 to Build 2004 when I started experiencing strange behavior in Pro Tools. Ever since I moved to Build 2004, Windows Explorer takes up to two minutes to load (I had never even seen the green progress bar at the top; in the past it just opened in a flash). I think...
  2. [SOLVED] cannot delete "ghost" .opdownload files, files missing

    sup, i've been dealing with this problem for a few weeks now as i usually choose to ignore it and move on since i can't fix it. some time ago i noticed some .opdownload files, which are supposedly files that are currently being downloaded by opera. however, there are none such files, as all my...
  3. S

    [SOLVED] Windows 10 Visual Elements are lagging occasionally But dosen't seem a performance issue

    Hey people , I just upgraded from win 7 to win 10 ( Clean install on new Disk ) some bothering problems I'm facing which one of them is lagging of windows explorer that occurs randomly most of the time on system idle ( Looks like being under load make it less likely to happen ) Doesn't matter...
  4. M

    [SOLVED] How can I resolve "destination folder access denied"?

    Hello, so I've been trying to access an application but the 0x000007b error is showing up. From what I've found I need to copy a bunch of .dll files to Sys32 and Sys64WOW, but "xinput9_1_0" is the only one that can't be copied. Now I've been searching and finally accessed the ADMIN account(well...
  5. E

    [SOLVED] Help button in Explorer and MS Paint and upload of data?

    Hello everyone In every folder in Windows Explorer, right under the (X), there is a (?) help button. When I click it, it opens Microsoft Edge browser and then makes a search regarding help for Explorer in Windows 10. 1. Is the search in any way related to the contet of the folder? 2. Is any...
  6. S

    [SOLVED] .explorer crashes whenever I select a photo file

    Hi everyone, So my computer has gone a bit mad today. It started doing this sporadically last night, but today is doing it every time despite restarting, and is really affecting my general computer usage. If I go into a folder with a photo file in e.g. a .jpg and left click it (not open etc...
  7. Tornik

    Question Explorer/window operations lagging

    I started experiencing this the other day, without having made any notable change to the system or applications, or having installed any new apps. Operations such as Alt+Tab window switching, calling the Start Menu using the Windows Key, etc - in other words, Explorer actions - are lagging...
  8. L

    [SOLVED] Windows Explorer Crashes On Right Click

    When I try to right click folders etc. Explorer crashes. Sometimes it crashes while opening folders, without right clicking. I tired ShellEx and disabled all non-Microsoft extensions but didn'work. I scanned whole PC with antivirus software it found some bug, cleaned but that didn't solve the...
  9. Daweee

    [SOLVED] Suspicious Explorer.exe

    Hi. Today i installed a free program but it was not from official site and i didnt recognize it first.. After the installation is completed suddenly 4 fake game icons appeared on desktop and when i go to where it belongs it says explorer.exe then without opening them downloaded malwarebytes it...
  10. fdoggrady

    [SOLVED] Mystery folders

    Hi, I've noticed that a ton of folders popped up on my second drive on my laptop. I don't know what they are or where they came from. Some of them have .file files, while some are empty. When I open the properties of them, I don't see anything helpful. They're really making organization a...
  11. N

    Question How to change the icon of the system folder

    I've been fruitlessly trying to find a way to change the icon of the Windows folder on the C: drive. It's just bothering me personally that i could customize all the other folder icons, but the Windows folder remains a plain default thing, even though that should be the most distinct as it is...
  12. T

    Question Acer Spin 3 with SSD sluggish, issues with Windows explorer and streaming

    Hello All, I have an issue I hope you can help me with. My Acer Spin 3 (sp314-51) with Windows 10 suddenly became painfully slow a few months ago and is having display issues. I think these may have to do with the graphics card but I’m not so well versed in this stuff so can’t be sure. This...
  13. J

    [SOLVED] Defining a library in Windows 10

    I've looked up several explanations of how to define a library in Windows 10. All of them say in effect: right click Libraries in the Explorer window, then click New and Folder. Which is exactly how it worked in Windows 7. But I don't see "Libraries" in my system's Explorer window. What's...
  14. T

    Question Unknown type of folder (icon) after download and unzip

    Win 8.1 (x64) Recently I downloaded a zipped folder of what should be music files. My concern is that the unzipped folder displays an odd icon design in the file explorer. It is all similar to the standard ones but in color: it's purple, with a small red and green area in larger icon views...
  15. [SOLVED] A specefic apllication crash explorer.exe

    Hey, i need help because today i downloadded radeon software so i an upgrade my graphic card bur for some reason every time i right click on it or double click epxlorer.exe crash
  16. D

    Question Windows 10 hangs/stalls out when hovering over folders

    I'll try to explain this as best as I can, let me know if I can clarify anything. I've been having a weird problem, basically since I've had my new desktop running Windows 10 (about 2 months now). When I have multiple folders open and hover over the folders icon next to the Windows logo, Windows...
  17. Marshall Hurtado

    Question Explorer.exe causing methodical CPU spikes

    I've been trying to pin-down this issue I've been having for months and I finally think I have, yet I'm unsure how to fix it. I had thought I was having some kind of hardware fault but ruled out every single component through process of elimination with my old parts as all components are...
  18. [SOLVED] How do I remove a folder in the navigation pane of windows explorer?

    This error box appears whenever I try to click on it, and there's no delete option so it's an empty folder stuck in my navigation pane which is really bugging me since I do not use the application anymore.
  19. B

    [SOLVED] What should I upgrade?

    I have a custom built PC that I maxed out as much as I could when I built it, but this was about 6 years ago now. I upgraded to a 1080Ti to be able to play at 3440x1440 - games like Overwatch run great, but newer more demanding games like The Division 2 aren't as smooth as I would have hoped...
  20. kenzy9

    Question Can I put files on formatted USB drive for Win10 Media Creation Tool

    I want to use my 128GB stick to load Windows 10 Tool, but I heard it asks for format. DO I need to remove my files first, and after it's loaded can I put the files back in while it's formatted?
  21. N

    Question no audio and high pitch sound in headphones after installing gtx 1050 ti

    Before anything here's a list of my parts, Ryzen 5 2400g MSI B450 A-PRO 16gb ddr4 Gskill 3000mhz cx 550m psu evga gtx 1050 ti I just recently bought the 1050ti, all my audio was fine when i was using the onboard graphics with the APU, but when i disabled the onboard graphics and installed the...
  22. J

    Question When I try to move files from my ssd to my hdd I can't delete the ssd files after

    So my ssd is my primary storage device and it is really full so I'm trying to move non windows and game applications to my hdd but when I go to the folder in program files or program files x86 I can easily move the folder to my HDD, but then I cannot delete the folder on the ssd. Looking for a fix.
  23. Feature AMD B450 vs. Intel B360 Chipset: Mid-Range Platforms Square Off

    Which mid-range chipset is better for a mainstream build, Intel’s B360 or AMD’s B450? We take a look at the features and weigh the considerations to find out. Read more here. JOE SHIELDS Joe Shields is a Contributing Writer for Tom's Hardware US specializing in motherboards.
  24. L

    Question Pc won’t turn on after bios reset

    Hello, so basically I was trying to get my new gpu to work, and I’m doing so I went into bios and changed from igd (integrated graphics) to pge (the gpu) but the gpu didn’t work, so I just got black screens. Since I couldn’t change back without going into bios cause of black screen, I tried to...
  25. C

    [SOLVED] Monitor loses signal, then cpu fans go to 100%

    The monitor randomly loses signal, then the two cpu fans (push-pull) on my radiator (h80i v2) go to 100%. here is what I have: cpu Cooler: h80i v2 cpu cooler CPU: intel i7 8680k GPU: evga 1080ti ftw3 GPU2: evga gtx 970ti ssc acx 2.0 (disabled via device manager and unplugged from psu) Ram: 32gb...
  26. J

    Netlifx/Hulu destroys my beast of a PC

    My PC, which i feel is a pretty powerful machine, struggles to run netflix/hulu. I use my "main" monitor for games (Acer XFA240 - DVI), my left monitor is usually where my entertainment such as twitch/YT is played on (Acer G276HL - DVI), and my right monitor is where I google things, have my...
  27. A

    [SOLVED] Upgrade prebyilt pc

    Hey, so my dad bought me a prebuilt pc last year and from the beginning we've had problems with it. For the third time at service they finally fixed it and now the blue screens are gone. But i feel that the pc is running so slow and bad i get like 50 fps on BFV and 200 fps on csgo. So i thought...
  28. H

    [SOLVED] I can't shut down parrot sec os normally.

    I am trying to install linux with dual boot. When installation is completed, I can't shutdown my pc. Instead of shutting down, there are letters on the blackscreen. And this is never ending. And I had to close the computer from the power button. Can you help me?
  29. D

    [SOLVED] DXGI ERROR How to solve?

    Hi Just bought A new pc with I7 8700K and RTX 2070 after playing a game about 30 min afte start i got DXGI ERROR Any help will be Appreciated
  30. A

    [SOLVED] blue screen of death and gaming

    while playing fallout 76 and some other games, i get a blue screen. i can play for 3 hours and get it or play a week with nothing. so i was looking into it as much as i can and this is what i came with: <OSVersionInformation> <WindowsNTVersion>6.1</WindowsNTVersion> <Build>7601 Service Pack...
  31. S

    [SOLVED] Would doubling RAM compensate for 2950 tr lower i p c and single thread performance?

    Would doubling the RAM from 16gb to 32 fix the single thread isdues with amd 2950x in comparision with I9.9900x. Been looking at both to go with a Evo 970 1tb ssd and a Quadro 4000 for a mixvworkstatio doing rendering, encoding and runnins the likes of Premier, After effecrs, Solid works, 3d...
  32. M

    Will an i7-7700k work with a RAM that's speed is 3200MHz?

    I've seen this question with different CPU versions and RAM speeds but I wasn't sure. I created my PC build containing the following CPU and RAM: CPU: i7-7700k RAM: HyperX 16GB Fury Black DDR4 3200MHz CL18 HX432C18FB/16 I do not know if they will work together to their full extent. Thanks...
  33. M

    My OS on my SSD went back to being the OS for my old HDD (keeping all SSD files intact EXCEPT the OS)

    I dont know what happened, but about a year ago, I successfully migrated HDD to SSD, all went well, etc (SSD was the C drive. However, today, I installed a new motherboard, changed some boot options so it would boot, and everything worked. My SSD was my C drive, which was not a concern...
  34. T

    YouTube Always Buffering After Modem+Router Switch

    Hi, so recently my ISP (Cox) sent over a new Modem/Router Combo (ARRIS TG2472G Rev 3.0) to replace my current one. Internet speeds are working fine, and everything else is working solidly (120 Down/10Up). The only problem that I seem to have been encountering is YouTube buffering on all of my...
  35. Z

    [SOLVED] Gaming PC Builds

    I'm looking for a nice high end gaming PC that should last me quite a few years and would be able to SLI in the future my budget is $4000 USD.
  36. J

    [SOLVED] Help me pick a monitor

    Hi I will get a new pc (1070, AMD Ryzen 2300x, 16gb ram) and i want to pick a monitor too. Since I will use my pc for games I was looking at the gaming category and saw some interesting choices: MSI Optix G27C2 and Acer Predator XB271H. While Optix has a better contrast, a better panel and it’s...
  37. D

    Drive is separated?

    I'm trying to do a clean install of Windows 10 from USB. I only have one SSD but there are two separate unnalocated partitions when I'm installing. See here: https://photos.app.goo.gl/UrA69xjReqTHyjrm8 How do I make them one and format the drive?
  38. X

    2nd external hard drive not recognized by Windows

    !!Setup below!! Today I bought and tried to plug in a seagate expansion plus 4TB external HDD. At first it didn't show up in the file explorer, but did in device manager, with a yellow triangle, saying it needs troubleshooting. The automatic troubeshooting however didn't do anything. The drive...
  39. C

    Cooler master ML240r AIO cooler pump tempreture

    Hey guys, quick question I just noticed today my cooler master aio cooler ML240r's pump is quite warm. Is that normal? I read a few thread that the aio cooler pumps shouldn't be warm. Any one experienced this? Any help much appreciated.
  40. N

    [SOLVED] Problems with SLI 1080TI

    Hi guys, Im having some issues with my pc I bought the other day so before I return it to the vendor maybe you have some additional ideas/inputs I could try. PC: PSU 1000W corsair aorus gaming 7 mobo 32 gb ram gskill 3000mhz I7 8086k aorus 1080ti xtreme in SLI Fractal 36 water cooling Win 10...