File Explorer is one of the essential apps on Windows PCs. To access and manage files, you need File Explorer (also known as Windows Explorer). However, some Windows 10 users have reported problems with File Explorer where they encounter continuous crashing of File Explorer. which seems to be quite frustrating since users have to manage files with the help of File Explorer.

 According to reports, it seems to be an issue with the explorer.exe, which has some serious glitches upfront. Thankfully, you can resolve this with a few simple steps. Follow the following instructions mentioned in this article.

How to Resolve File Explorer Crashes on Windows 10

In any case, where File Explorer refuses to open, the session is terminated, an instant crash occurs, a hang occurs, and access is denied. This leads to an issue where you are also unable to view the total memory used by your drive and can’t track the files and folders used by your disk.

Clear the History in Windows Explorer

This is probably the best way to fix your Windows Explorer when it keeps crashing. Simply clear the File Explorer history and try again with the following steps.

  • Open Windows Search, and type “File Explorer Options.”
  • On it, under Privacy, click on the Clear button.
  • Wait a few seconds for it to complete; once it does, your File Explorer history will be cleared.

 Allow Folder Windows to Be Opened in a Separate Process

It might be possible due to instability, which means your File Explorer keeps crashing. For this, you can enable the launching of folder windows in a separate process. Here’s how to do it.

  • Open File Explorer, and head over to the Files option that appears on the top ribbon.
  • Click on Options, and then click on the View Tab.
  • Within the Advanced Settings, check the checkbox for “Launch Folder Windows in a Separate Process.”
  • Then, click “Ok” to confirm your actions.

Update Window

You should keep up with Windows updates, where Microsoft fixes issues like this and improves the stability of system applications.

  • Open Windows Settings and head over to Update & Security.
  • Next, select Windows Update from the left-sidebar.
  • Click on “Check-Update,” and it will start fetching the update.
  • If an update is available, download and install it after restarting your computer.

Turn off Third-Party Extension.

If there is any third-party extension installed on your PC, it might cause the error due to instability or compatibility with File Explorer. You can check out the following guide mentioned down below.

  • You can use ShellExView.
  • Open the app, and click on Scan for any third-party extensions.
  • Once it is done, check if you found anything else. You can hide all extensions that belong to Microsoft.
  • Next, disable or uninstall the third-party extension accordingly.
  • When you are done, restart your computer.

 Run by SFC Command

There could be another reason, like corrupt files on your Windows PCs. To troubleshoot this, you can run the SFC command on your terminal.

  • Open the Windows Run dialogue box, using Windows + R
  • Next, type CMD and hit enter.
  • On CMD, type chkdsk/d/e (/d is the name of the disk; replace it according to your disc name) and hit enter.
  • Press Y to confirm your action, and then hit enter.
  • Once it is finished, it asks you to restart.

 Likely, your file explorer issue has been fixed, and you can now continue using File Explorer on your PC. If there is any query, share it with us in the comment section down below. Keep an eye out for future updates on the subject.