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File Explorer hangs

File Explorer, the program you use to view folders and files crashes. The whole computer appears to be frozen.


Hit Windows+R to open the Run box. Type in cmd to search for Command Prompt. Right-click Command Prompt and choose Run as administrator on the menu.

Type this sequence of commands

  1. Type netsh in Command Prompt > press Enter.
  2.  Type winsock in Command Prompt > hit Enter.
  3.  Type reset in Command Prompt > hit Enter.