How To Fix Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working?

Fix Windows Explorer Has Stopped Working

Do you get the “Windows Explorer has stopped working” error frequently on your computer? Try to restart the computer and check if the error reappears. If Yes, then follow the troubleshooting steps given below to steps given below to fix the problems with Windows Explorer.

Causes of the Windows Explorer Error:

  • Outdated or corrupted system files
  • Corrupted display drivers
  • Incompatible drivers installed on your computer
  • Malware-infected files
  • Faulty RAM

Solution 1: Restart Windows Explorer

  • To begin with, open Task Manager by pressing the Ctrl + Alt + Del shortcut keys.
  • In the Processes tab, locate and right-click Windows Explorer from the displayed list.
  • Select the End task option and stop running Windows Explorer.
  • Next, go to File and click Run New Task.
  • Type 'explorer.exe' in the text field and click OK.
  • Restart Windows Explorer and check if the error Windows Explorer has stopped working has been fixed.

Solution 2: Run System File Checker

  • First, open the Command Prompt app with administrator rights.
  • If the device prompts for User Account Control, click the Yes button.
  • Type 'sfc /scannow' in the Command Prompt window and hit the Enter key.
  • Wait for the System File Checker utility to scan your drives and repair the corrupted files automatically.
  • Once the scan is complete, restart your Windows computer.
  • If the “Windows Explorer has stopped working” error reappears after restarting your computer, proceed to the next solution.

Solution 3: Disable Thumbnails and run Windows Memory Diagnostic

  • Open Windows Explorer by pressing the Windows + E shortcut keys.
  • Click the Organize tab at the top-left corner and select Folder and search options from the drop-down list.
  • Go to the View tab in the Folder Options window.
  • Select the Always show icons, never thumbnails checkbox and click OK.
  • Restart your Windows computer and press the Windows + R shortcut keys to open the Run dialog box.
  • Type 'mdsched.exe' in the Run dialog box and hit the Enter key to run Windows Memory Diagnostic.
  • Choose Restart now and check for windows explorer not responding problems.

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