Windows 8 File Explorer not working

  ArnoldVeltmann 01:28 28 Aug 14
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Hello,

I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 8.1 (pro, 64bit) and everything seemed to be fine, except even in the beggining the file explorer was very very slow. (Had the green bar loading all the time) But today, the file explorer became completely unusable, 19 out of 20 times when I open "My Computer" it doesn't even show me my harddrives, even tho it should say Local Disc C and Local Disc D etc. Screenshot: click here trying to upload this file, it didn't recognize at first that I had actually selected an image. The images while trying to select a file to upload are either blanks or pieces of paper, instead of previews. Screenshot: click here trying to load a folder, in this case DOWNLOADS folder, where there should be a couple of TV series and a few films, it comes up with nothing, also the green bar is constant, and doesn't give results in the end. + I can't change the preview of images, like if they have small icons, big icons, medium icons etc. It has been grayed out. Screenshot: click here if I delete an image, it remains on my desktop till I restart my PC. Overally it's really really slow and very many of the functions seem to not work.

I have ClassicShell installed, I've tried uninstalling it, didn't work, reinstalled it, because I find it easier to find control panel and etc with.

This is all software I currently have installed: click here AMD Phenom II X4 945 RAM: 8,00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (Vengeance) Motherboard: Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. GA-MA790XT-UD4P Video: ATI Radeon HD 4870 (1024 MB) HDD1: WD 500 GB/16MB/S-ATA HDD2: Samsung 200 GB/8MB/S-ATA II Power Supply: 650W Chieftec CFT-650-14CS

Hope someone has an idea how to help, thanks, Arnold :)

While When Also Hardware: CPU:

  ArnoldVeltmann 01:29 28 Aug 14

the things got mixed up, last line should be in front of the hardware haha

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