File Explorer is reportedly crashing in Windows 10 April 2018 Update

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File Explorer in Windows 10
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Windows 10 April 2018 Update is causing more harm than good on
some systems, as a number of users who upgraded their devices
are now reporting another bug. On social media platform and
Microsoft’s Community forums, users claim that File Explorer is
crashing after upgrading to Windows 10 April 2018 Update.

It’s not known exactly what causes File Explorer to crash
repeatedly. The report claims that Explorer crashes at random
times which seems to indicate a weird pattern. The pattern is
pretty much the same in all cases and luckily there’s an easy
workaround which seems to be working for most of the users.

It is also worth noting that the bug is not widespread and the
Explorer works fine for most of the users but in case you’re
experiencing a similar bug on your devices, here’s a
workaround.

How to fix the File Explorer crashing issues in Windows 10

To fix the File Explorer crashing issues in Windows 10 April
2018 Update, you need to disable Windows Timeline feature.
You need turn off “Let Windows sync my activities from this PC
to the cloud” in Settings > Privacy > Activity History to
disable Timeline feature.

It appears that Windows Timeline during the
synchronization process is conflicting with File Explorer, and
it results in unexpected crashes. However, in some
cases, disabling Windows Timeline doesn’t make any
difference. You can try your luck and if nothing works,
you may need to update the drivers or wait for the
cumulative update launching tomorrow.

While Microsoft is yet to acknowledge the bug, but it’s likely
that most of the issues reported by the users will be addressed
tomorrow as part of the firm’s Patch Tuesday updates.

It’s been more than one week since Windows 10 April 2018 Update
was published as a manual download on April 30. Microsoft is
expected to release the update to users automatically via
Windows Update on May 8. It’s going to be a pretty busy week
for engineers at Microsoft as the software giant is also
expected to release cumulative updates for the older versions
of Windows.



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