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Windows 7: windows explorer will not open.

10 Jun 2011   #1
John Murphy

windows 7 home premium 64bit.
 
 
windows explorer will not open.

Help, I am having trouble getting windows 7 explorer window to activate in full screen, can someone please help me resolve this issue please. Thank you. J.


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10 Jun 2011   #2
CreepinJesus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Full screen as in the F11 shortcut?
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10 Jun 2011   #3
1Bowtie

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Hover over the edge's and drag or over lower rt corner and drag diagnal
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10 Jun 2011   #4
John Murphy

windows 7 home premium 64bit.
 
 

I am sorry to say I have just tried both your suggestions but alas with no results.
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10 Jun 2011   #5
CreepinJesus

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Could you explain in a bit more detail what the problem is? I'm not sure I understand... perhaps a screenshot or something extra, too?
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10 Jun 2011   #6
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

has this just started or has it been happening for some time ,have you tried a reeboot, also try open task manager select "new task" type explorer.exe click ok then see if that helps.
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10 Jun 2011   #7
Oaken

Windows 7
 
 

It's worth trying a *clean* restart of Explorer- type TSKILL EXPLORER into the Start/Search box and hit return?
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11 Jun 2011   #8
John Murphy

windows 7 home premium 64bit.
 
 

Thank you for your suggestions I will try them out and inform you of any results. J.Attachment 159105
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11 Jun 2011   #9
John Murphy

windows 7 home premium 64bit.
 
 

I have tried 1Bowtie's suggestion again but all I managed to pull across the screen Is a short-cut of drive C. boohbah. It has been doing this for a while now,I Tried as you suggested "new task" but this also get's stuck on the task bar also. Oaken. I did as you wanted and this also got stuck on the task bar, Thank you all for your suggestions I will try them all until we succeed.
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11 Jun 2011   #10
Oaken

Windows 7
 
 

Hi John, from your Problem Steps info it looks like the window has gone off-screen.

Open one instance of Explorer. Then whilst holding down the shift key, right click the Explorer taskbar icon and the System Menu should pop up. Next click on Move, and use the keyboard arrow keys/mouse to move the Window back to a suitable position on-screen.
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