File Explorer had issues in Windows 10, and it looks like not much has changed in Windows 11. When people right-click on any of the exe files, File Explorer in Windows 11 frequently crashes, which we used to experience in Windows 10. It is a shame that Microsoft couldn’t iron out this legacy issue.
Windows 11 File Explorer Crash Fix
Normally, this occurs immediately after users boot their operating system. After scouring countless websites for hours, we have chalked up this error to two main contributors; either your File Explorer cache might be corrupted or interference from a third-party app.
Clear File Explorer Cache
If your cache is overloaded, it could cause this issue. Cache files can slow down your hard drive and cause program conflicts, which can cause system crashes. By emptying the cache, you might be able to stop situations like the one in question from crashing or affecting performance. There could be some corrupted files under the hood, which you can repair and replace with Restoro. Launch the Run dialogue box by pressing the keyboard’s Windows and R buttons. Type the following command into the dialogue box’s text field, then press Enter.
Delete everything in the AutomaticDestinations folder. Restart your computer to see whether the problem has been fixed.
Clean Booting Your OS
Your operating system has several background processes that are constantly fired up. Sometimes they cause issues like the current Windows 11 File Explorer issue by interfering with the operating system’s operations owing to a bug or a corruption error. Operating your PC in a Clean Boot environment is the straightforward solution to this problem. Only the essential files and applications needed for Windows to function are launched during a clean boot. The users can then assess whether a background process is to blame for the problem.
- Simultaneously press the Windows and R buttons on your keyboard, and launch the Run dialogue box.
- Type MSConfig into the dialogue box’s text field and press Enter.
- Select Hide all Microsoft services under the Services menu once you’ve entered the System Configuration panel. Next, select Disable all.
- Go to the Startup tab now, then select Open Task Manager.
- Then, on Task Manager’s Startup tab, right-click on each item and choose Disabled.
- Hit OK on the Startup tab of System Configuration after quitting Task Manager.
- Restart your computer to see whether the problem still exists.
If doing so fixes the problem, it suggests that a flawed background process is to blame for the File Explorer crash. If this situation applies to you, we advise removing any newly installed programs from your computer. These programs may have been the cause of the mistake.
Modify Registry Editor
If the first two approaches don’t help, consider altering the Windows Registry because it may have some corrupted files. Certain corrupt files in the Registry Editor can occasionally stop Windows programs from functioning properly. Simply remove the damaged files if they are not necessary to continue.
Tip: We recommend using Restoro to scan and repair repositories. Any missing files will also be replaced; Restoro is the fastest way to solve Windows 10 problems.
To be safe if something goes wrong, we strongly advise making a Registry backup. Launch the Run dialogue box by pressing the keyboard’s Windows and R buttons. Type Regedit and press Enter in the dialogue box’s text field. When the User Account Control window appears, select Yes. Navigate to the following location in the Registry after entering the Registry Editor.
- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU
Select Delete after right-clicking on the BagMRU key. In the confirmation window, click Yes. In the same manner, right-click the Bags key and remove it as well. Restart your computer after shutting down the Registry Editor.
We hope this fixes your Windows 11 File Explorer crashing issue but if the problem persists, use Restoro to repair corrupted files.