How to fix Windows® Explorer freezing issue
Is the Windows Explorer on your PC keeps freezing? Find out how to solve the problem.
Windows based operating systems are very popular. The popularity of Windows operating systems can be attributed to the fact that they are simple to use and very low on system resources. Windows based operating systems come with a default file browsing and editing utility known as Windows Explorer. Windows Explorer allows users to view and organize the files on the OS. There are no complicated procedures involved in using Windows Explorer. However, some users might face some problems when using Windows Explorer on their systems. Some of the problems that might come up with the use of Windows Explorer include Windows Explorer crashing, Windows Explorer keeps freezing, system restarting when Windows Explorer is used and so on. Windows Explorer freezing issue would make working on the system difficult as users would be unable to view the files on the hard disk of the system. The problem would also make it difficult for users to pin point the exact cause of the issue so as to fix it. The Windows Explorer on your PC might be freezing because of reasons such as problems within the registry, issues with some of the system files of the OS, malware infections within the system etc.
Following details gives users more information regarding tips to fix Windows Explorer freezing issue:
- Remove infections
- Clean system registry
- Check system files
The Windows Explorer freezing on your system might be because of malware infections within the system. Malware are known to cause such problems so that users would not be able to locate the infection on the system and use Windows Explorer to remove them. Installing the system with a good antivirus program or malware removal tool and removing the malware would solve the issues and get Windows Explorer working.
Clean system registry
Registry is the place where all important information regarding the working of the system are stored and accessed when required. Registry tends develop errors when the system is used and clashes or errors within the registry can cause Windows Explorer freeze issues. Such problems can be solved by cleaning the registry on the system with a registry cleaning software and removing unwanted registry entries.
Issues with some of the system files on the Windows OS installed on your system can also cause Windows Explorer freeze issues. All Windows users having Windows Explorer freezing issues are advised to check the system files on the OS using the 'sfc/scannow' command in the CMD. Then repair the OS using the default OS repair tool to fix the system files and solve Windows Explorer problems.
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