File Explorer is a crucial part of Windows, and it enables you to access all files and folders on your PC.
However, some users reported that Windows error 0x80072fff occured when they tried to access their files, so in today’s article we’re going to show you how to fix this problem.
- File Explorer errors can be annoying, especially when working on your documents.
- Files keep on being saved as read-only, or you can’t delete certain files.
- To solve these problems, follow the instructions below.
Run Windows File Explorer in Safe Mode
- Right-click on the Windows Start button > select Run
- In the Open field, type msconfig
- In the System Configuration window, go to the Boot tab > select the Safe Boot check box > click Apply > OK
- Restart your computer
- Run Windows File Explorer in Safe Mode
Run Windows File Explorer in Safe Mode with Networking
- Click on Start and choose Run.
- Type in msconfig and click OK.
- Go to the Services tab and choose Hide all Microsoft services.
- Press the Disable all button.
- Go to the Startup tab and uncheck Load startup items.
- Go to the Services tab and under Hide all Microsoft services, choose Hide all Microsoft services.
- Press the OK button to exit.
- Restart your PC.
Run Windows File Explorer as Administrator
- Repair Windows File Explorer
Run the Windows File Explorer as Administrator
- Run the File Explorer as Administrator
- Restart the PC
- Remove Corrupted File Explorer Registry Entries
- Run a SFC scan
- Run a System File Checker Scan
- Run the Windows File Explorer as Administrator
Run SFC and DISM scans
- Press the Windows key + X hotkey, and select Command prompt (Admin) or PowerShell (Admin).
- Enter sfc/scannow in the Command prompt, and press the Return key.
- Then windows/” title=”Troubleshooting file explorer windows errors: (Windows XP)”>enter dism /online /cleanup-image /scanhealth in the Command prompt, and press the Return key.
- Wait for the SFC and DISM scans to finish.