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Desktop folders not working

Win 10...

Desktop....no folders will open...no shortcuts to folders will open...

Puts a folder icon on the taskbar...but cannot fill the screen...

Word, Excel, Autocad etc will open...individual files on the desktop will open...


Network and Computer icons will not open....Rclick will open the context menu but clicking on "open" does nothing....


I'm stumped......

DesktopsMicrosoft WordNetworking* Windows folders

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nobus

8/22/2022 - Mon
Wilder1626

Can you quickly try below to start with?

1- Hit the Windows key and search for Task Manager or Ctrl+Alt+Del to select Task Manager.
2- Once opened, Right-click on Windows Explorer and then, click End task.


3- Then click on "File" in the menu bar and click on "Run new task"
4- type in "explorer.exe" and hit the OK button.

rindi

Maybe a corrupt user profile? Have you tried another user account? Does this also happen in safe mode?
Steve Mutchler

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Rindi...I have not tried that...but it will be Monday before I can get back to the client...
Wilder...I did try that...forgot to mention it....sorry....
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nobus

run als sfc /scannow from an elevated command prompt
Jason Johanknecht

Make sure your computer is not waiting for a reboot from Windows update.   Reboot immediately if it is.

nobus

how is it going Steve? any feedback ?
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So even though I found my own solution....I would like to give points to all of you for trying...
How can I do this...???
nobus

click for every one "this is my solution - and remove it from your post