Explorer not opening folders


dreamof3d

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The other day I saw a message saying Panther bar has been updated, upon reboot, I cannot open any folders on my machine, been checked with SpyHunter and Malwarebytes for viruses.... negative. In the Taskbar, It has a history of every folder I double clicked but can't open a folder window.

Last night I installed Explorer ++ just to have temporary access.

Any help would be greatly appreciated.
Thanks in advance
 
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glasskuter

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If you haven't done it already, restart your computer and make sure explorer is still messed up.

The first thing I would do is open a command prompt as administrator. Type sfc /scannow
If system file checker find corrupt files and is able to repair them, restart.
If system file checker finds anything that it is unable to repair, also in command prompt type dism /online /cleanup-image /restorehealth
Note the spaces in the command.
If that doesn't fix explorer a repair install would be next. Repair Install Windows 11 with an In-place Upgrade Tutorial
 

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dreamof3d

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Thanks, looks clean:

Beginning verification phase of system scan.
Verification 100% complete.

Windows Resource Protection did not find any integrity violations.

Deployment Image Servicing and Management tool
Version: 10.0.22000.1

Image Version: 10.0.22000.593

[==========================100.0%==========================] The restore operation completed successfully.
The operation completed successfully.

Rebooting :)
 

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    Gigabyte Trx40 Xtreme
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    Corsair Vengeance LPX 256GB (8x32GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4-25600)
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    Asus Rog Strix RTX 3090, EVGA RTX 2080 Ti
    Sound Card
    Gigabyte Trx40 Xtreme has it's own DAC
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    2 x Samsung 28"
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
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    (4) Sabrent 1TB Rocket Nvme PCIe 4.0 M.2 2280 Internal SSD, 4 TB HDD SATA, 1 TB Samsung Evo SSD, 512 GB Samsung Evo SSD
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    EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2, 80+ TITANIUM 1600W
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    IceGiant ProSiphon Cooler
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    Logitech MX Keys wireless
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glasskuter

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I reread your post. Have you installed an extension from the Microsoft store called Snipdo. That is the new name for an old app called Panther Bar.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro 21H2 22000.675
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 7080
    CPU
    i9-10900
    Memory
    32 gb
    Monitor(s) Displays
    Benq 27
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 m.2 2230-256+1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    Dell Premium
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Browser
    Firefox
    Antivirus
    Defender+MWB Premium
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro 21H2
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Optiplex 9020
    CPU
    i7-4770
    Memory
    24 gb
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    256 gb Toshiba BG4 M.2 NVE SSB and 1 tb hdd
    PSU
    500w
    Case
    MT
    Cooling
    standard
    Mouse
    Logitech wireless
    Keyboard
    Logitech wired
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    Defender+MWB Premium

dreamof3d

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I figured it out.... I dual boot with Linux, could not get sound out of my optical port so I hooked up the Rtx 3090 HDMI into my Denon receiver. This in turn added a ghost monitor to my displays. I just swapped the Denon to the right, found my window and dragged it to the center of my main monitor, the put the Denon monitor back. They were gust off my screen since the Denon has no screen. Happy camper, thanks for trying to help :)
 

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    CPU
    AMD Ryzen Threadripper 3970X 32-Core, 64-Thread
    Motherboard
    Gigabyte Trx40 Xtreme
    Memory
    Corsair Vengeance LPX 256GB (8x32GB) DDR4 3200 (PC4-25600)
    Graphics Card(s)
    Asus Rog Strix RTX 3090, EVGA RTX 2080 Ti
    Sound Card
    Gigabyte Trx40 Xtreme has it's own DAC
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung 28"
    Screen Resolution
    3480 x 2160
    Hard Drives
    (4) Sabrent 1TB Rocket Nvme PCIe 4.0 M.2 2280 Internal SSD, 4 TB HDD SATA, 1 TB Samsung Evo SSD, 512 GB Samsung Evo SSD
    PSU
    EVGA SuperNOVA 1600 T2, 80+ TITANIUM 1600W
    Case
    Corsair CC-9011063-WW Graphite Series 780T Full Tower PC Case - Black
    Cooling
    IceGiant ProSiphon Cooler
    Keyboard
    Logitech MX Keys wireless
    Mouse
    Logitech M510
    Internet Speed
    360 mbps down 8 Mbps up
    Browser
    Brave
    Antivirus
    Malwarebytes, SpyHunter
    Other Info
    Dual boot with Kubuntu 21 LTS, 32 core macOS Big Sur VM
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