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Fix for frequent File Explorer crashing on Windows 10 (Alt+Tab)


Fix for frequent File Explorer crashing on Windows 10 (Alt+Tab)
In my earlier post here, I explored some ways to fix the File Explorer crashing on Windows 10 issue. The issue arises when we are doing some activities on the Windows Explorer and especially when switching Windows by pressing ALT+TAB. On Googling, the solution seems to be varied which I shared in the previous post including a solution that worked in my case. Here is an extract of the solution that worked.

Fix for frequent File Explorer crashing on Windows 10 (Alt+Tab)

The solution involves deleting the "explorer.exe" key from Registry. Follow the steps below:
  • First, create a System Restore Point        
 How to create a Restore Point on Windows 10?
  • Press Windows Start button and type "restore". Click on "Create a System Restore Point" > System Properties window opens > Click on "Create" at the bottom of the System Properties window.
            OR
  • Go to "Control Panel > System and Security > System > Click on System Protection on the left sidebar  > System Properties window opens > Click on "Create" at the bottom of the System Properties window.
  • Open Registry Editor: Press Windows Button and type "regedit". Click on it to open. Click YES on the User Account Control Prompt.
  • Back up the registry just in case. 
    • Registry Editor > File > Export > Provide a file name > save to computer.
  • Delete the "explorer.exe" key from Registry 
    • Go to "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows NT\CurrentVersion\Image File Execution Options" and delete the key "explorer.exe" from the left sidebar.
  •  Close Registry editor.
Test by opening multiple Windows Explorer Windows and switching between by pressing ALT+Tab.

If this solution worked for you, let me know too.
And if you solved the Windows Explorer crash issue some other ways, kindly do share in the comments.

Cheers!


PS: I found this solution shared here.

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3 comments:

  1. Seems to have solved the problem here with Word Press and win 10..Thanks

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  2. Didn't work at all. My search continues.

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