Windows 10: File Explorer Extremely slow

Discus and support File Explorer Extremely slow in Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade to solve the problem; My company has been having issues with file explorer one being loading file explorer is extremely slow. There are other programs having issues now but... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Installation and Upgrade' started by iuseword3, Sep 14, 2018.

  1. iuseword3 Win User

    File Explorer Extremely slow


    My company has been having issues with file explorer one being loading file explorer is extremely slow. There are other programs having issues now but I feel are not important. To test if this was caused by user error I create a fresh install on a computer suffering from the slow down issues. Tested the speed of windows explorer then I ran a windows update and right after the restart my explorer started acting slow.

    Operating system: Windows 10 pro x64
    These are the updates that go forced to my machine:

    Quality updates:
    KB4457128 (2)
    KB4456655
    KB4457146
    Definition Updates
    KB4052623
    KB2267602
    Other Updates:
    KB890830

    :)
     
    iuseword3, Sep 14, 2018
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  2. JusMyBASSCannon Win User

    File Explorer extremely slow and unstable.


    So I just took part in the Windows 10 Insider Preview a couple of days ago, and I have to say, Windows 10 is a great step up from Windows 8, they did an excellent job so far. There's just one problem: File Explorer is extremely hard to use. Not only does the file explorer freeze all the time (even on folders with almost nothing in them), when it does freeze, it goes back to the top of the folder when it unfreezes.

    What I mean is that I can be half-way down a 260-count file folder, like this:


    File Explorer Extremely slow [​IMG]


    Then it will freeze, and after it unfreezes, it goes back to the top of the folder, like so:


    File Explorer Extremely slow [​IMG]


    Doing simple tasks such as moving, copying, renaming, deleting and even scrolling and clicking causes File Explorer to freeze, sometimes even when it's idle!

    And what's weirder is that the glitch doesn't happen when your opening a file for a specific program (say you click 'open' in Word and you get the 'Open' dialog box where you can pick a file).

    I posted this over to Windows Feedback too, but I don't think it supports user comments, so I'm posting here to see if there's any fix. If there's any fix for this, let me know. It's been annoying me for a while now.
     
    JusMyBASSCannon, Sep 14, 2018
    #2
  3. Retrob3270 Win User
    Windows 10 File Explorer is Extremely Slow to Open Photo Files

    I recently upgraded from Windows 7 to Windows 10. My computer now seems to be running slower. However, it is extremely slow to open photo files compared to when I was running Windows 7. When I click to open a JPEG file / photo file in Windows 10, File
    Explorer goes into a (not responding) message. It will stay in the not resonding mode for at least 30 seconds to a minute. Then the photo will appear and File Explorer will allow for it to be deleted, moved, copied etc. This makes opening and managing photos
    extremely frustrating. I have been searching the internet for a fix. There appear to be a number of suggestions and fixes out there but nothing I have tried has worked. Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!
     
    Retrob3270, Sep 14, 2018
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  4. andrekish Win User

    File Explorer Extremely slow

    Extremely slow Windows Explorer. Please help.


    Hello - there's solution posted here - but cannot say if it works totally yet though but it has helped me just now. Hope it helps you too. Save any work open first, before you do this.

    Taken from site at this board - Solved File explorer slow with loading thumnails and files - Windows 10 Forums

    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.

    -- Your system will need a restart when it reconfigures itself so save any work first. I tried this myself and it ran slow first time while it indexed slow directories - then after I closed file explorer and reloaded it it ran fast on slow directories. I hope it helps you. Best of luck and best wishes.
     
    andrekish, Sep 14, 2018
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