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file explorer wont open

  1. #1


    Posts : 15
    W 8

    file explorer wont open


    When i click on the File Explorer link nothing happens. i get the blue circle but then it just stops.

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  2. #2


    The Deep South
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Hi ozd,

    Do you mean that it doesn't open at all? Does the window open?

    -Chuck

    EDIT: This might help. Windows 8 File Explorer does not open from taskbar - Microsoft Community
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  3. #3


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    W 8


    Absolutely nothing happens
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  4. #4


    The Deep South
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Did you try the link?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 15
    W 8


    yes i did - i couldnt carry out the instructions. eg - On the Shortcut tab, look at the Target, which, if your problem has the same cause as mine, is the path to a particular folder, e.g. "C:\Users\<name>\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries". Replace this target with "C:\Windows\explorer.exe". (The "Start in" folder does not need changing and should be left as it is.)

    I am not able to change this as it is greyed out and clicking on it does nothing
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  6. #6


    The Deep South
    Posts : 463
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit


    Have you tried restarting your computer?
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