Not sure if others have faced this issue, I have upgraded from windows 7 to windows 8 and done a clean install.
When I start the file explorer, it just shows the moving "green" color bar and nothing happens. Just seems to be doing nothing. On other instances if it does open the selected folder correctly, when you "right-click" on the file name, the "right-click" pop-up menu does not appear and it just hangs.
I have also seen that randomly, all the file associations are lost. Like for example, all avi video files are no more showing their expected red color icon, ininstead all the files under the file explorer are shown as "white" color icons. The same also happens when you open the desktop.
Rebooting the system brings everything back to normal. Then the whole cycle repeats itself.
Any help is greatly appreciated.