Why is my File Explorer opening on its own?

Why is my File Explorer opening on its own? 

If File Explorer opens by itself in Windows 10, there could be a problem with the contact between the PC and the portable drive (any piece of equipment connected to your system). Virus and malware also cause the randomly opening of File Explorer.

Why does File Explorer keep opening new windows? 

Restart File Explorer. The issue that File Explorer keeps opening on its own is usually caused by the misbehavior of software on its own. So, in order to fix this problem, you can try restarting File Explorer. Usually, when there is a problem with the program or the application, restarting it is able to fix the problem

How do I stop File Explorer opening a new window each time? 

To check that, open your Windows Explorer, press ALT+T key combination and then choose “Folder options…”. In the Folder Options window, check settings responsible for browsing folders. Make sure you have the first option selected if you want Windows Explorer not to open up a separate windows every time.

How do I stop File Explorer opening a new window each time Windows 10? 

To fix this issue, follow the steps given by Justin except if ‘open in same window’ is already selected, select ‘open in new window’. Click Ok. Open the same Folder settings window and select ‘open in same window’ and click Ok. That should fix the issue.

Why is my File Explorer opening on its own? – Related Questions

How do I stop windows from opening a folder in Windows 10?

How do I stop a folder from popping up?

If you wish to disable pop-up description for folders & desktop items, open Folder Options. In Windows 10, you can type Folder Options in the Start search and select the result. Click on the View tab and uncheck Show pop-up description for folders & desktop items.

Why does every window open in a folder?

When you click on a folder icon on your desktop, that is considered to be different that your other currently opened File Explorer windows, so it will open the folder from your desktop in a new window. This is normal behavior.

Why are my folders opening in new window?

Open file explorer, click on view and select options. Double-click on options, in the general tab click on Open each folder in the same Window. Click apply and ok.