FIX: File Explorer crashes when searching in Windows 10

If you’re a Windows 10 user and the File Explorer when trying to search in Windows 10 then this article is your ultimate guide to fix it.

How to fix the problem of File Explorer crashing when searching in Windows 10?

Delete Registry Keys:

  • Press Windows + R key to open
  • The Run Dialog box will appear
  • Type regedit and press OK.
  • Then head over to the following path:HKEY_CURRENT_USERSoftwareClassesLocal SettingsSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShell
  • Expand Shell and delete BagMRU and Bags by right-clicking on the folders and selecting Delete
  • In the end, restart the PC and see if the issue is fixed

Disable cloud storage extensions:

  • Press Windows Key + R key 
  • The RUN dialogue box will appear
  • Then type regedit and click OK
  • Now head over to the following path:  HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT > CLSID{8E74D236-7F35-4720-B138-1FED0B85EA75} ShellFolder key
  • Right-click on the ShellFolder key, navigate to Permissions and choose advanced
  • Click on the Owner and choose change
  • Below your username, select Replace owner on sub containers and objects
  • Then, check Replace all child object permissions with inheritable permissions from this subject and click OK
  • Now check the full control box in the SellFolder window and click OK 
  • Now click on the Attributes key and set the value to 0
  • Lastly, save changes and restart your PC

Run an SFC scan:

  • Press Windows key + X key
  • The command prompt window will open click on the run an administrator.
  • Now type in the following command.


  • Then press Enter
  • Let the command run and then restart the PC


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