2022-10 Cumulative Update for Windows 11 Version 22H2 for x64-based Systems (KB5018427) has broken File Explorer

Martin Walker 46 Reputation points

Microsoft "fixed" File Explorer again with this update. Now custom folder icons on networked drives no longer works. I have 4 network servers with literally hundreds of custom icons that took untold hours to create and apply. The icons are still there- if I move a folder to a local drive it will still show the custom icon, but not on the network drive.

It also now has a problem with renaming files. Spontaneously without warning in the middle of renaming a file it will jump out of rename mode, and the rename has to be started all over again. Also, oftentimes when hitting enter to save the new file name, it will instead lose the rename and open the file instead. It doesn't seem to do this if I save the rename by tabbing instead of hitting enter.

Also, File Explorer will not show the computers in my network on either the Navigation Pane or the Network Pane on a consistent basis. This happens on all the computers on the network. Sometimes it shows them, sometimes not. Sometimes it will show on one computer but not another. Sometimes it will spontaneously show and stop showing them with just reopening File Explorer, then will go back again if File Explorer is reopened again.

Is anyone else experiencing problems like these?

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  1. S.Sengupta 15,756 Reputation points MVP

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  2. Martin Walker 46 Reputation points

    Already done.

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