[Fix] File Explorer Error Windows cannot find “” in Windows 10

When you click the File Explorer shortcut in the Taskbar or launch Explorer using WinKey + E hotkey, error “Windows cannot find “”. Make sure you typed the name correctly” may occur.

This happens if you’ve disabled the Quick access feature using registry edit, and File Explorer is set to open in Quick access view (default setting). To fix the problem, you may either enable Quick access back, or set File Explorer to open This PC view by default, via Control Panel > Folder Options.

Related: How to Make File Explorer Open to “This PC”, Downloads or Any folder.

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Ramesh Srinivasan is passionate about Microsoft technologies and he has been a consecutive ten-time recipient of the Microsoft Most Valuable Professional award in the Windows Shell/Desktop Experience category, from 2003 to 2012. He loves to troubleshoot and write about Windows. Ramesh founded Winhelponline.com in 2005.

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