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Windows 7: Explorer acting weird. Windows and files not showing up correctly

10 Mar 2019   #1
Joshua277456

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 
Explorer acting weird. Windows and files not showing up correctly

It's like Windows can't find anything. Files sometimes don't open. Things are unresponsive. Thumbnails for a lot of files just aren't there.



All of this just started out of seemingly nowhere.



https://i.imgur.com/NCCkZT4.jpg


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10 Mar 2019   #2
Joshua277456

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I ran System File Checker in an elevated command prompt and it said it didn't find any integrity violations. I also ran Disk Checker in an elevated command prompt and it said everything was good:


https://i.imgur.com/zW3ziHO.png
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11 Mar 2019   #3
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

I've been accused of doing weird things at times.

First thing I would do is run a full system scan with your anti-virus software. Then, run malwarebytes.

Does that help?
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14 Mar 2019   #4
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Joshua277456,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joshua277456 View Post
It's like Windows can't find anything. Files sometimes don't open. Things are unresponsive. Thumbnails for a lot of files just aren't there.
As wither 2 has suggested, download and run Malwarebytes [FREE] from here => Malwarebytes.


You could also run CHKDSK [Check Disk]. This is a Windows utility program for detecting and repairing any corruptions of the file system [FAT16, FAT32, and NTFS drives]. CHKDSK must be run from an elevated command prompt.
  • Click Start.
  • In the search box type cmd.
  • Right-click the cmd icon from the search results under Programs and select Run as administrator.
  • The elevated command prompt window will now open.
This one repairs errors on the disk and scans for bad sectors, it then attempts to repair or recover any readable information [implies /F]. Copy chkdsk C: /R [yes there are 2 spaces there] and Paste it [you need to use the mouse right-click and paste for this as CTRL+V doesn’t work] into the elevated command prompt window and press Enter - This does repair any file system errors or corruptions on drive C:\, provided that the disk isn’t in use. If the disk is in use [locked], CHKDSK displays a prompt that asks whether you want to schedule the disk to be checked the next time you restart the OS, click Yes to schedule this check and then Restart. After CHKDSK has completed, Windows should boot normally [possibly after a second auto-reboot].
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14 Mar 2019   #5
Paul Black

7 HP SP1 64-bit Vista HB SP2 32-bit Linux Mint 18.3
 
 

Hi Joshua277456,

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Joshua277456 View Post
It's like Windows can't find anything. Files sometimes don't open. Things are unresponsive. Thumbnails for a lot of files just aren't there.
You could also try re-starting Windows Explorer. Open Windows Task Manager [Ctrl-Alt-Del], click the Processes tab, find and right-click explorer.exe, click End Process, click OK. Click File, click New Task (Run...), type explorer.exe in the box and click OK.
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