Windows® Explorer Not Responding
What are the reasons for locking up of Windows Explorer? How can we resolve this issue?
Windows Explorer is a file manager in your system. That is, it manages the files that include cut, copy, paste, rename, etc. It also gives the user a graphical interface to work. You cannot access your Operating System and other applications without it. Windows Explorer provides the basic functions that the user requires while working on the system. The user may face some problems with this file manager. You may not be able to access the normal functions like unable to open folders and access the data, cannot rename or copy a folder, etc. That is, you may not get the graphical support. The functionality of copy and paste will be lost. All these problems are caused by the failure and malfunctioning of Windows Explorer. The corrupt files in registry, installation of a software, virus attack, etc. may result in the failure of Windows Explorer.
The important points related to Windows Explorer not responding are discussed below:
Windows Explorer is a component of your Operating System with an built-in file management feature. It provides taskbar and desktop on your monitor. It can be accessed by pressing Windows key with letter E on the keyboard. Windows Explorer gets updated automatically with the system update. Some of its new features includes: addition of toolbars on taskbar, hosting of HTML item, such as Web pages, Java applets, etc. You can access icons with single click and also create virtual folders.
Many problems contribute to the malfunctioning of Windows Explorer. For instance, you cannot open a file or folder or access functions like copy, paste, delete, etc. You may also get an error message that Windows Explorer has encountered a problem and wants to close. Installation of software while updating Windows may stop verclisd.exe program (essential program for running Windows Explorer), thereby affecting the functioning of Windows Explorer. It stops working if you have installed an outdated version of NVIDIA Graphics card. Sometimes firewall also block Windows Explorer.
Symptoms like inaccessibility of following functions: copy, paste, open, etc is an indication of problem. Uninstall any softwares installed during Windows Update. You can update the latest version of NVIDIA Graphics card. If the problem occurs due to firewall program, you can disable firewall.
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