Windows 11 comes with a revamped File Explorer, which will give you a better user experience. Many users reported File Explorer issues after the update, and today we’re going to show you how to fix them.
- File Explorer is the default file browser of Windows 10.
- You can open it by searching for it in the Search bar on the taskbar or typing it into the File Explorer’s address bar.
Disable Fast Startup
- To disable Fast Startup, go to Start, search for power options, and select Power & sleep settings.
- Here, toggle off the Enable fast Startup option.
Run the SFC and DISM scans
- Press Windows + R keys at the same time to launch the Run command.
- Type the following command: sfc /scannow
- Press the Enter key to run it. Then, wait for the scan to complete.
- Restart your PC.
- Type the following command, and press Enter:DISM /Online /Cleanup-Image /RestoreHealth
- Restart your PC.
Run the DISIO scan
- Press Windows Key + X and navigate to Windows Security.
- Select Virus & threat protection from the menu.
- Select Virus & threat protection settings and select the Scan advanced options.
- Select Open File Explorer and click OK.
Run the chkdsk command
- Type Command prompt in the Windows search bar, and click on the relevant search result.
- Now, enter chkdsk C: /f /r and hit Enter.
- Now, wait for the process to finish.
Create a new user account
- Press and hold the Windows Key + I, select the Accounts option, and select Family & other people.
- Click Add someone without a Microsoft account at the bottom.
- Enter the desired name, and follow the instructions on the screen.
- Log on to that account
- Press the Windows Key + E to open File Explorer
Create a new local admin account
- Right-click the Start menu button and select Run.
- In the Open text box, type lusrmgr.msc and then press Enter.
- In the left pane, under Local Users and Groups, click Users.
- In the right pane, right-click the user account who’s account you want to change permissions for, and then select Properties.
- In the Local Users and Groups Properties window, in the Group Membership tab, click Users.
- Right-click the user you want to change permissions for, and then click Add.
- In the Select User or Group dialog box, click Add.
- In the right pane, click OK and OK again.
Create a new user profile
- Press Windows Key + I to open the Settings app.
- When Settings app opens, navigate to the Accounts section.
- Open the Family & other people section.
- Open Add someone else to this PC.
- Select I don’t have a password.
- Now, click Add a non-administrator user without a Microsoft account.
- Follow the instructions on the screen to complete the process.
- After creating a new profile, sign in with your new user profile.
Reinstall Windows 10
- Press Windows Key + I to open the Settings app
- Go to Update & Security section
- Select Recovery
- Click on Get started
- Pick the Keep my files option