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Bug: Entering `%appdata%` into path bar crashes app

See original GitHub issue


When performing a specific search on the file search bar, for example: "%appdata% the software fails to resolve the requested path and crashes: Either it restarts, this time on the desired path, or you have to restart it manually. Most of the time, problems are solved automatically, but only after a long period of crashing and waiting.

Steps To Reproduce

  1. Use column layout
  2. Enter %appdata% into the path bar


Fixed a crash that occurred when a system command was typed directly into the Files search bar

Files Version

Windows Version


Log File


Issue Analytics

  • State:closed
  • Created 3 months ago
  • Comments:6 (4 by maintainers)

github_iconTop GitHub Comments

Josh65-2201commented, Jul 2, 2023

Thanks for the report, can you see if this is an issue in the preview version.

Josh65-2201commented, Jul 12, 2023

Thanks for checking, please comment if it happens again.

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