Help fix Windows Explorer from freezing when opening images

Copper Contributor

Hi, I've had an issue with Windows Explorer freezing when trying to interact with an image file. Task Manager always shows the wrong icon for it as well.


I've searched and tried at least these:
Rebuild icon cache
Restart windows explorer
Restart PC

There's a couple other things I've tried I can't recall right now but found on websites trying to remedy this.

I would appreciate any guidance on what to do.


1 Reply

@AidenClark  Disable Thumbnails. Open File Explorer and go to the View tab. Click on Options, then select Change folder and search options.In the Folder Options window, go to the View tab.Check the box for Always show icons, never thumbnails.