Microsoft Resolves File Explorer Freezing Bug In Windows 11

Recent Windows 11 updates have been problematic in several ways. That’s not the end of the world, but it has been more than a little frustrating for those in the test group getting a first look at the new operating system.

One recently introduced bug has been a sore spot for Windows 11 users.  The File Explorer will randomly freeze and the only way to get use of it is to reboot the system.

Thankfully, that issue has been resolved as of the KB5015882 update.  If you’re in the test group and have been pulling your hair out because of that issue, you’ll want to grab the update referenced above right away.

Note that this release is separate from the one the company pushed out on Patch Tuesday.  This one does not contain security updates.  You’ll only find bug fixes and performance updates here, with the Windows Explorer fix being the headliner of the bunch.

Although the fix to Explorer is the main reason you’ll want to get this update, it does have some other goodies to offer as well.

These include:

  • An option to receive urgent notifications when “Focus Assist” is turned on. The Focus Assist feature is like a Windows Do Not Disturb mode that typically hides notifications.  This addition gives you some flexibility that will allow urgent notifications to filter through.
  • A new “auto update” feature that gives you the option to upgrade your system to a newer version of Windows 11 at startup if your device is eligible
  • Fixes an issue that displays a non-closeable blank window when you hover over the search icon on the taskbar.
  • And fixed a bug that had prevented certain troubleshooting tools from opening.

All in all, it’s a solid update and well worth grabbing at your next convenience.

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