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i cannot open files and folders windows 10

when i open a folder or file it opens for a few seconds then closes and goes back to the desktop.

can anyone help?
Im not exactly computer literate, so gently does it!

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Did you try this in a new user account?
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Just for Grins, Please Try Running Chkdsk Like This...

It seems as though the Windows 10 "upgrade" process may not install all the files correctly, or maybe they're damaged, or maybe something else, but running Chkdsk has fixed quite a few of these minor glitches. Try running Chkdsk in "repair" mode to find any damaged files and correct them. Start by opening a command prompt as an admin. RIGHT click on the Start button, choose "Command Prompt (Admin). Once there, type chkdsk /f /r /x, leaving the appropriate spaces between the letters as shown, then press the Enter key. You should see a note that it can't be run till a restart is done, type "Y" for yes, then press the Enter key again. Close the command prompt and restart the computer. Chkdsk will run upon restart and will take quite a while to finish.. Don't panic when the progress bar stays at 10% for a long time. It's fairly normal and the Chkdsk process may take a couple of hours.

When it's finished, it will boot to your normal startup/lock screen and you can login normally and then see if things are working correctly again.

Hope this helps.

Grif

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Check You Disk Memory

I think your system memory may be full or your system old configuration it not support windows 10 properly because windows 10 heavy.

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Why would you write that? My old Dell had 1GB RAM

And it ran W10 fine. Yes it had a SSD drive so that helped it along boot from cold in 45 seconds but it worked well enough that I found and installed the 2GB memory kit (biggest it supports) to eek out the best it could do. That helped the boot time drop to under 33 seconds.

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