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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Mayank Parmar is an entrepreneur who founded Windows Latest. He is the Editor-in-Chief and has written on various topics in his seven years of career, but he is mostly known for his well-researched work on Microsoft's Windows. His articles and research works have been referred to by CNN, Business Insiders, Forbes, Fortune, CBS Interactive, Microsoft and many others over the years.