[Windows 10 Explorer Fix] Windows cannot Find, Make Sure You Typed the Name Correctly, and Then Try Again

Today I encountered a weird issue in Windows 10 operating system. I usually open Windows Explorer by using WIN+E hotkey. When I pressed WIN and E keys together, Windows showed following error message:

[Explorer.EXE]

Windows cannot find ''. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.

Windows_Cannot_Find_Explorer_EXE_Error_Message.png

Then I tried to open Windows Explorer by double-clicking on This PC icon on Desktop and it opened fine. Again I tried to open Windows Explorer using 'Explorer.exe' command in RUN dialog box and it showed following error message:

[shell:::{52205fd8-5dfb-447d-801a-d0b52f2e83e1}]

Windows cannot find 'shell:::{52205fd8-5dfb-447d-801a-d0b52f2e83e1}'. Make sure you typed the name correctly, and then try again.

Windows_10_Cannot_Find_Error_Message.png

I again tried to open Windows Explorer using WIN+X menu. I selected "File Explorer" option from WIN+X menu and it showed same error message.

The "Explorer.exe" file was present in Windows directory and there was no problem in opening Windows Explorer using shortcuts on Desktop or Taskbar. Only WIN+E hotkey and RUN dialog box, WIN+X menu shortcut was causing this problem.

Finally I was able to address this annoying issue and fixed it using a very simple solution.

If you also face this problem ever, you may try following working fix:

1. Open Windows Explorer (or File Explorer or This PC) by double-clicking on its desktop icon or by clicking on its pinned icon on Taskbar. Now click on View tab in Ribbon and then click on Options.

If you are unable to open Windows Explorer and get above mentioned error message, open Control Panel and click on "File Explorer Options" icon.

2. Now check the option "Open File Explorer to:". It would be set to "Quick access". Click on the drop-down box and select "This PC" option.

Open_File_Explorer_This_PC_Quick_Access_Windows_10.png

3. Apply the changes and it'll fix the problem.

Now you'll no longer receive any error message while trying to launch Windows Explorer.

It seems a "Quick Access" related bug to me and when we disable "Quick Access" option in File Explorer options, it solves the issue.

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Comments

  • Hi, VG
    please help me about this problem.
    How can I fix this Error:
    "An existing connection was forcibly closed by the remote host. This normally results if the peer application on the remote host is suddenly stopped, the host is rebooted, or the remote host used a 'hard close' "
    I have this problem when i want download from a site. i do not have this for another sites or upload centers. i use IDM. i check without IDM but did not worked.

  • VG

    ^^ Its an issue with that website. Download managers cant download files from every websites. Some websites don't support download manager software.

  • thanks buddy, your solution worked a treat !

  • Gracias. El problema se resolvió.

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