File explorer freezing enquiry.

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    Mothie

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    Apology if this has already been covered. Currently running Dell XPS420 on W10 Pro, version 1803, build 17134,407.

    A common problem that I have is that File Explorer (windows explorer), often freezes up and occasionally I need to restart to reset it. Additionally, recently, upon opening File Explorer, and clicking on Downloads, downloads took a considerable period of time to open "Error:"working on it"

    Any help appreciated.:(
     
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    The first thing I'd do is right-click the drive in question and choose Properties then the Tools tab, run Error Checking. After that I'd open Command Prompt as Administrator or PowerShell as Administrator and run sfc /scannow, check for errors. After that I'd open the same applet and run chkdsk /r or /f for a further check but if it's on the boot drive, usually C:, it will have to run after a reboot/restart, let it.
     
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    Hi Bighorn.
    Error checking run, all ok
    .sfc= Ok
    chdsk still to be done on reboot.
     
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