THE SOURCE FOR TECH BUYING ADVICE
Two bugs that cause File Explorer crashes in Windows 11 have been fixed. Microsoft says it has fixed an issue that caused some Windows 11 users to experience File Explorer crashes in certain scenarios.
In its newest optional Preview cumulative update, KB5015882, the Redmond giant made a total of 20 improvements to its latest operating system.
Two of them deal with File Explorer crashes: one that occurs when users hit the play and pause keys on some devices’ keyboards, and the other that occurs when users open the context menu of the Start menu (Win+X) while their terminal is linked to an external monitor.
Installing the patch
The cumulative updates that are released as part of Patch Tuesday should not be confused with the Preview update. This optional update does not deal with vulnerabilities or other cybersecurity problems. Instead, it just brings updates and fixes for usability. Additionally, because it is in preview mode, the majority of users won’t receive it until next month (in this particular case, in August).
To prompt the operating system into installing this update, users should navigate to Settings > Windows Update and select “Check for Updates”. If any optional updates are available, the users will be asked to download and install them.
Along with these two updates, Microsoft has also added the ability to update Windows 11 to the most recent version at initial boot and the option to receive urgent notifications even when focus assistance is enabled.
Additionally, it repaired a fault that prevented some debugging tools from opening and caused a blank, inaccessible window to appear when users hovered over the taskbar’s search button.
The KB5015882 support bulletin may be accessed at this URL and contains a complete list of system enhancements and problem fixes, as well as thorough descriptions of each individual fix.