How To Fix File Explorer Randomly Opens On Windows 10 Issue

One of the commonly used tools of Windows 10 is the file explorer application. This allows for the easy navigation of the file structure of your computer. Although this is quite easy to use as all you have to do is to click on it in order for it to run there are instances when certain issues can occur which we will be addressing today. In this latest installment of our troubleshooting series we will tackle the file explorer randomly opens on Windows 10 issue.

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How To Fix File Explorer Randomly Opens On Windows 10 Issue

Before performing any of the recommended troubleshooting steps listed below it’s best to restart your computer first. This action refreshes the operating system and remove any corrupt temporary data that could be causing the problem.

End the file explorer task

There are instances when the problem can be caused by a glitch in the file explorer application which can simply be fixed by ending its task.

  • Hold CTRL, SHIFT, and Esc (CTRL + SHIFT + ESC) keys simultaneously to open the Task Manager
  • Look for the File Explorer in the list of process
  • Select Windows Explorer and click End Task.
  • Restart the computer.

Check if the file explorer randomly opens on Windows 10 issue still occurs.

Disable AutoPlay

If you are experiencing the problem while inserting a USB drive  to your computer then this could be the AutoPlay feature that is working. To fix this you just have to disable this feature.

  • Hold Windows key and press R
  • Type control panel and press Enter
  • Select small icons from the drop-down menu under View By (top right corner)
  • Select AutoPlay
  • Uncheck the option Use AutoPlay for all media and devices
  • Click Save

Check if the file explorer randomly opens on Windows 10 issue still occurs.

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