Launching File Explorer from the task bar crashes windows explorer on Windows 11

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Anyone else having this problem?  I pinned File explorer to my task bar, but it crashes every time I try to launch from there--restarts the start menu and all.  It usually works when launched from the start menu.  Occasionally, though, it will get stuck in a cycle where every time I launch File Explorer (or attempt to browse for files through any dialog) crashes and I have to reboot the entire PC.


Edition Windows 11 Home
Version 21H2
Installed on ‎12/‎10/‎2021
OS build 22000.434
Experience Windows Feature Experience Pack 1000.22000.434.0

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