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Problem with File explorer

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    Problem with File explorer

    I'm having this problem where I can't access file explorer. When I click it it seems to reset itself and nothing else happens. The only way I can access my files is by finding them through the "search" option, they all seem to be fine. I've been told to use the command "sfc/scannow" in the command prompt (Admin) but I cannot also access that. The command prompt (Admin) refreshes itself but not the normal command prompt. Another time it refreshes itself is when I right click on any shortcut in the desktop. I really believe its a windows 8.1 problem because it wasn't doing this when I only had windows 8.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 2
    Windows 8.1

    I am having a different problem with File Explorer which I have detailed in Software and Apps. Makes me wonder if it is all it's mean to be.
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  3. #3

    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,908
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    You should try a DISM repair, there is a tutorial on how to do it, I'll try to find it for you.

    Here both of you, do THIS form a Command Prompt:

    DISM - Fixing Component Store Corruption in Windows 8

    read through the tutorial.
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