Fix Windows File Explorer Crashing While Resizing or Snapping

 
 

Fix Windows Explorer Crashes While Resizing or Snapping

Is your Windows File Explorer crashing when you try to resize or snap it? If so please follow the steps provided in this post to Fix Windows File Explorer Crashing While Resizing or Snapping. Let’s start with a real-life scenario:

Windows Explorer Crashes after Resizing/Snapping. I have a problem with Windows Explorer. Each time I open a window in Windows Explorer, it opens up in full screen. When I resize/restore it (by clicking and dragging the top bar, or by clicking the restore button), the window resizes into a very small window, and the contents start flickering rapidly. This renders the window unusable.

Source: Microsoft Community

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Change The Folder Options to This PC

Open File Explorer, make a right-click on Quick access and click on Options. Under the General tab, change Open File Explorer to from Quick access to This PC. Click on Apply and then OK.

Open file explorer to This PC

Now launch file explorer again. In case the issue still persists try the next step.

Turn Off Preview Pane

  • Close all Open File Explorer Windows
  • Launch File Explorer.
  • Press Windows Key + Left Arrow Key once, doing so will expand the size of the file explorer and it will snap it to the left side of the screen.
  • On the top of the screen, click on View” and turn off preview pane and set the view to the details list.

Set file explorer to details list

Restore to Defaults

  • Close all Open File Explorer Windows
  • Open File Explorer.
  • Make a right-click on Quick access and click on Options.
  • Under the General tab click on Restore Defaults. Click on Apply and then OK.
  • Close the window and relaunch the explorer once again.

Restore file explorer to defaults

Update Windows 10 Using Media Creation Tool

Updating the Windows via Microsoft Media Creation tool takes care of almost all the issues with Windows 10. This process takes time and system may restart during the update. Visit this link and click on the Download tool now.

Install media creation tool Exe file, on the Windows 10 setup click on Accept for Microsoft license terms.

accept-terms

Select Upgrade this PC now and click on Next.

Upgrade-this-pc-now

Updating the Windows using media creation tool should fix the File Explorer issue.

Conclusion

I hope one of the steps provided in this post helped you to fix File Explorer Crashing While Resizing or Snapping. Updating Windows 10 using the Media Creation Tool is the last step to fix this problem which resolves almost all issues related to Windows 10.

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