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Windows 11 Explorer close, What's wrong?

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Sometimes, I'm just browsing through my files and folders, and then the Explorer window will suddenly disappear. Other times, it might happen when I'm trying to open a specific folder or file. The weird thing is that the Explorer window doesn't give me any error message or warning before closing. What's wrong?

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@JonathanSwift  I've seen Explorer crashes fixed by restarting it in Task Manager. Give that a shot:

  1. Press Ctrl+Shift+Esc to open Task Manager.
  2. Find "Windows Explorer" in the Processes tab.
  3. Right-click and select "Restart."

Regards, Xylostar.

best response confirmed by JonathanSwift (Copper Contributor)
Solution
Hello,

Suggest you to run System File Checker scan:

1. Search for 'command prompt' using Cortana or Windows Search.

2. From results, right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

3. Type sfc /scannow command and press Enter key.

4. Let the command complete and then reboot the machine.

If issue still persists, perform clean boot:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/929135/how-to-perform-a-clean-boot-in-windows

Let us know if this helps!

@JonathanSwift Here are two fixes that might work.

 

  • Run the System File Checker to fix any corrupted system files.
  • Check for any malware or viruses that might be messing with your system.
Windows Update might be causing the issue. Try checking for updates and installing any pending updates.
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best response confirmed by JonathanSwift (Copper Contributor)
Solution
Hello,

Suggest you to run System File Checker scan:

1. Search for 'command prompt' using Cortana or Windows Search.

2. From results, right click on Command Prompt and select Run as administrator.

3. Type sfc /scannow command and press Enter key.

4. Let the command complete and then reboot the machine.

If issue still persists, perform clean boot:

https://support.microsoft.com/en-in/help/929135/how-to-perform-a-clean-boot-in-windows

Let us know if this helps!

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