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File Explorer

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When I open File Explorer and try to right-click on the folder and open in a new window on the context menu, Explorer hangs, freezes and closes everything and restarts.

it does work well if I try to open more than one explorer window in any other method, Win+E, right click explorer icon in the taskbar and open new one ect, but only context menue gives this issue. tried reinstalling windows with new disk image from windows Azure (university provided account) but issue occurs.
tried SFC and no issues were found.

PC details.
i7 7700 @3.60 HHz
16GB ram
Palit GTX1060 6GB
Gigabyte G1 Sniper B7

Windows 10 Education
Version 1903
OS Build 18262.356

3 Replies
best response confirmed by kaveenme (New Contributor)




I just did it multiple times on this machine with this hardware and Windows version, couldn't produce the issue


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neither could i produce it in this machine:


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Can you try to do a clean boot and see if the problem still occurs?


it might be a driver or software incompatibility

I did a clean install of latest version of windows and issue is no more. thanks for your effort.
Glad to know that, you're welcome!