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Windows Explorer Crashes !

  1. #1


    TROY, OHIO
    Posts : 28
    Windows 8.1 also 8.0 w/8.1 upgrade

    Windows Explorer Crashes !


    I bought a new laptop that came with 8.1 pre-installed.

    Yesterday, I transferred file from my old laptop (Windows 7), using WD Smartware. WD Smartware is WD's file backup software. I was transferring pics, videos and documents.

    After the transfer was complete, I discovered that my Windows Explorer no longer functions and crashes. The "Right-Click" feature crashes as well.

    Here is a Screen shot of what I get when I select Windows Explorer.


    Click image for larger version


    How can I repaired or download the Windows Explorer program ?


    TIA.

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  2. #2


    TROY, OHIO
    Posts : 28
    Windows 8.1 also 8.0 w/8.1 upgrade


    I did just come across a very nice alternative 3rd Party program.

    Download FileExplorer.exe free - Windows File Explorer

    I still would like to repair/reinstall the original Windows 8.1 Windows Explorer.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 328
    Windows 8.1 (x64)


    Open a command prompt and type SFC /SCANNOW

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Help Forums
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  4. #4


    TROY, OHIO
    Posts : 28
    Windows 8.1 also 8.0 w/8.1 upgrade


    Quote Originally Posted by oneeyed View Post
    Open a command prompt and type SFC /SCANNOW

    SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker - Windows 7 Help Forums
    Ok, tried that and found no issues.

    Can I transfer the Explorer.exe program from another Windows 8 PC to this computer (also Win8) ??
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  5. #5


    TROY, OHIO
    Posts : 28
    Windows 8.1 also 8.0 w/8.1 upgrade


    Can I transfer the Explorer.exe program from another Windows 8 PC to this computer (also Windows 8) ??
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  6. #6


    Posts : 74
    s: XP, Win7, Win8, Ubuntu


    Sounds to me that something didn't copy over quite right.

    Run Chkdsk C: /f and for whatever drives you have - Chkdsk drvlttr: /f - in an elevated command prompt. That should straighten out your kinked up files, I think. Be aware, /f will fix the disk, this means that you might lose some files once it's done.
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