How to Troubleshooting File Explorer Crashing in Windows 11?

by June Reeve Content Marketer

File Explorer crashing is a common problem that Windows 11 users meet after the operating system first boots up. This problem is not unique to Windows 11, as many users have experienced it in Windows 10. From the Explorer app refusing to open to facing frequent crashes, users are getting bugged with all such issues, even on the latest iteration of the OS. Fortunately, there do exist quite a few workarounds that would help you rectify these problems. So, if Windows 11 File Explorer crashing, you’ve come to the right place. This blog explains how to fix File Explorer on Windows 11 when it keeps crashing.


Steps to Troubleshoot File Explorer Crashing in Windows 11

It is essential to solving any issue that you encounter in File Explorer immediately. Before you solve the problem, you may need to identify or understand the underlying cause. However, if you’re unable to determine the reason that might have led to File Explorer crashing, don’t worry. Just follow these solutions to solve the issue. 


1.    Restart Windows Explorer

The very first solution you can try to do to solve this issue is restarting Windows Explorer. You can easily restart Windows Explorer by the task manager. To do so, follow the below steps.

·         Press the' CTRL+ALT+DEL' key together and open 'Task Manager.'

·         In the 'Processes' tab, search for 'Windows Explorer' and then select it.

·         Now, click on the 'restart' option that you will find at the bottom right corner of the task manager's window.

·         This will restart the File Explorer and most probably solve the crashing issue with the File Explorer.


2.    Uninstall Antivirus

If your Windows 11 File Explorer keeps on crashing, then it can be due to antivirus or anti-malware programs that are installed on your PC. Sometimes an antivirus may mess up with your File manager and crashing it. So, you can attempt disabling the antivirus or uninstall it. 


3.    Clear The Cache of The File Explorer

Many times, the cache and cookies accumulated of the File Manager can also cause it to crash. Because old cached data may have corrupt files which must be removed.


These were some possible solutions that you can practice if your File Explorer keeps crashing on Windows 11. Hopefully, these methods work for you and solve the problem that you are facing.

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