Unable to open a specific file folder because of file explorer not responding

adrienabadie

New Member
Hello, and sorry in advance for my english, it is not my first langague. I was in the middle of saving a picture, i was in a hurry so i did it by dragging the picture from chrome directly into the folder (i have done this multiple times with no issues in the past) and foolishly dragged it before the folder finished loading completely causing the file explorer to freeze. I had to close it with task manager and now any time i try to acces the folder the file explorer freezes in 'not responding', having to manually shut it down every time.

Strangely i can acces the folder by searching it in the search tab. I tried cutting the folder and putting it somewhere else and suddely i could open it again. After that i tried making a new empty folder with the same namen in the same directory and now that folder is the one that freezes, so i think the problem is on the directory but i dont know a lot about computer stuff to be sure. If i change the folders name it works again too, but i dont want to consider that a solution. It feels like hidding the dust under a carpet and i dont know if this could cause more issues in the long run.

I have also tried deleting the picture, i can acces it and delete it with no problem, yet the problem persists. I also tried downloading the picture again and putting it in but its still the same. I already tried checking the entire drive for corruption with the windows tool but the problem persists. Anyone have any idea? Thanks in advance!
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Windows Vista

wither 3

Vista Guru
Gold Member
Since Chrome is no longer Vista compatible, how are you using it in Vista? Old version?

Is Vista fully up to date- SP2 with all updates?
 

My Computer

System One

  • Operating System
    Vista Home Premium 64 bit SP2
    Manufacturer/Model
    Cyberpower
    CPU
    Intel Quad CPU Q6700 2.67 GHZ
    Motherboard
    NVIDIA 780i
    Memory
    4 GB
    Graphics Card(s)
    MSI GTX 560 TI Twin Frozr
    Sound Card
    Sound Blaster SB Audigy
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Viewsonic VG2436
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080p
    Hard Drives
    Samsung HD 105SI
    WDC WD20
    Case
    Apevia XJupiter
    Cooling
    air
    Mouse
    Logitech MX 600
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX 3200
    Internet Speed
    30 Mbps

townsbg

~~тσωηsвg~~
Vista Guru
Gold Member
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • Operating System
    Windows 7 Pro x64
    Manufacturer/Model
    Mid 2010 iMac
    CPU
    Quad core 3.2 Ghz Intel I3
    Memory
    8 gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    ATI Radeon HD 5670 512 mb ram
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080 and 1440x900
    Hard Drives
    1 TB
    Other Info
    N/A
  • Operating System
    Windows 2008 R2 Enterprise
    Manufacturer/Model
    Compaq Presario SR5350F
    CPU
    Pentium 2.0 gHZ Dual core E2160
    Memory
    2 gb
    Screen Resolution
    1440 x 900
    Hard Drives
    300 GB
Top