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Discus and support Alternative to Windows slow explorer search - "Everything" in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I've been using this for years: voidtools It is virtually instantaneous and searches all your drives at once. 161697 Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by martik777, Jul 30, 2020 at 11:57 PM.

  1. martik777 Win User

    Alternative to Windows slow explorer search - "Everything"


    I've been using this for years: voidtools

    It is virtually instantaneous and searches all your drives at once.

    :)
     
  2. Frick Win User

    Windows Explorer Replacement?

    j0 all.

    The thing is, I have a very annoying problem with the Windows Explorer: It crashes. Quite often and quite random. I have NO idea what the problem is, and I've searched the computer for viruses, trojans and everything, but there is nothing I can find.

    So, I decided to drop it and use something else. Any suggestions? It must be easy to use, of course. *Stick Out Tongue Alternative to Windows slow explorer search - "Everything" :p

    Peace

    /Frick
     
  3. razghost Win User
    File explorer slow/Never loading solution


    Ok so since upgrading from 7 to 10 file explorer has been a absolute nightmare! Everything was either incredibly slow, didn't happen or only partially load. After enduring this to this day I have decided enough is enough and started diagnosing by limiting the startup services using MSconfig.

    After going through enabling startup services groups at the time and restarting the computer everytime! Eventually I found the service that was causing the problems with file explorer. The service is called Windows search and once disabled it restored functionality to file explorer. The search function in file explorer works but the search in the taskbar doesn't.

    Step by step guide:
    1. Hold Win+r to open run
    2. Type msconfig and hit ok or enter
    3. Click Services
    4. Navigate to Windows search (you can sort the list in descending alphabetical order)
    5. Uncheck tickbox
    6. Click apply then ok
    7. Select to restart now

    Hope this works for you.
     
  4. Alternative to Windows slow explorer search - "Everything"

    setting default view for Winodws Explorer Search Reasults

    Thank you for the detailed response. To change the search result's view from content to list, we suggest following the steps below:

    • Open the File Explorer and try to search for files.
    • In the toolbar, open the View tab and click List
      to change the view.
    • Once changed, close the File Explorer.
    • Open the File Explorer again and try to search to see if the setting has been retained.

    After performing the steps above, reply back to us so we can provide additional help.
     
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