How to fix Explorer.exe error with warning yellow triangle on Windows 10

How to fix Explorer.exe error with warning yellow triangle on Windows 10

Some users have encountered Explorer.exe error with yellow triangle warning without any message when starting Windows 10. This error means Windows Explorer failed to load successfully and this article by make tech easier will guide you on how to fix it.

The cause of this error may be due to some non-existent files stored in the Windows Registry. It can also appear when something is conflicting with Explorer.exe. Here are the steps you can take to fix this problem:

Step 1 : Backup Windows 10 system

Step 2 : Open Registry Editor by pressing the Windows button on the keyboard and type regedit and press Enter

Step 3 : Access the directory under the following path:

HKEY_CURRENT_USERSOFTWAREMicrosoftWindows NTCurrentVersionWindows
Open the Registry and access the directory in the path as above

Step 4 : Open the Load value by left clicking twice on it

Step 5 : Delete all the values in the Value data box and click OK . If you cannot delete the value in this box, you will need to switch to using the system’s Administrator rights or request Administrator assistance.

Delete everything in the Value data of the Load value

Step 6 : Restart your Windows 10 computer

You should also check to see if any extensions are interfering with your computer’s boot process. Often 3rd party extension shells can cause Explorer to stop working on certain actions.

Check the applications that start with Windows 10 in the Startup tab of Task Manager

You can check this by visiting the Startup tab in Task Manager . Please disable any strange applications that are allowed to start with Windows 10.

If this still does not help you to refer to other tips about Explorer.exe in the following articles:

  • How to restart the Windows Explorer.exe process
  • Fix Windows Explorer crashes on Windows 10

Good luck!