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My file explorer is opening by itself, an dgoes to my bookshelf harddrive.

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HP Pavilion Desktop 590-p0xx
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My file explorer is opening by itself, and goes to my bookshelf hard drive.

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Welcome to the HP Forums!


Thank you for posting your query on this forum, it's a great place to find answers.


I reviewed your post and I understand that the file explorer is opening automatically.


Don’t worry, I assure you I will try my best to get this sorted.


In order that I may provide you with an accurate solution, I will need a few more details.

  • When was the last time the computer was working fine?
  • Have you made any software or hardware changes on the computer?
  • Have you performed any troubleshooting steps before posting?

While you respond to that, I recommend you follow the below steps and check whether the issue is resolved.

  1. Press hold the Ctrl + Alt and Delete key on your keyboard to open task manager.
  2. Click on Details, select explorer.exe and click End Task at the bottom-right of the screen.
  3. Click File and click Run new task.
  4. Type explorer.exe and click on OK.

Let me know how it goes and you have a great day!


If you wish to show appreciation for my efforts, mark my post as Accept as Solution. Your feedback counts!



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