Windows 10: File Explorer freezes and loads files one by one when I open certain folders

Discus and support File Explorer freezes and loads files one by one when I open certain folders in Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging to solve the problem; NOTE TO MICROSOFT EMPLOYEES AND INDEPENDENT ADVISORS: I kindly request that you don't reply with a generic copy/pasted wall of text until you've read... Discussion in 'Windows 10 BSOD Crashes and Debugging' started by one_eyed_man, Aug 19, 2021.

  1. File Explorer freezes and loads files one by one when I open certain folders


    NOTE TO MICROSOFT EMPLOYEES AND INDEPENDENT ADVISORS: I kindly request that you don't reply with a generic copy/pasted wall of text until you've read this entire first post. No disrespect, I just don't want to waste anyone's time with suggestions that I've already tried or tips that are irrelevant to my issue. Thank you =.Here's my issue: when I open certain folders on my Windows 10 PC, Explorer freezes up and I have to wait for the folder contents to individually "load" before it unfreezes. I recorded this video of the issue: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rYhG59DRcTgThe first time I e

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    one_eyed_man, Aug 19, 2021
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  2. Searching folders freezes file explorer

    Suggestions? WHen i try looking in folders, file explorer freezes
     
    brettbonner, Aug 19, 2021
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  3. File Explorer freezes in certain files

    It seems that a systematic approach is required. From your previous posts I take it that the following statements are correct:

    • Windows Explorer freezes when you double click any type of file (.docx, .xlsx, .txt, .mp3, .jpg)
    • The problem happens independently of the folder where these files reside.
    • The problem does not happen while in Safe Mode.
    • The problem persists after formatting the system partition and re-installing Windows 10 from a Windows 10 installation medium.
    If all of the above statements are correct then one would conclude that the problem is caused by some application that you installed after re-installing Windows. To find out what it is you need to do this:

    • Perform yet another installation of Windows.
    • Create an image of the completed installation. Store it on an external USB disk.
    • Check if the problem persists.
    • If it does not, install one or two of your applications.
    • Check if the problem is back. If it is, uninstall the new applications or restore the image you created in Step 2.
    • If the problem is not back, install more applications and keep checking if the problem returns.
     
    Frederik Long, Aug 19, 2021
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  4. File Explorer freezes and loads files one by one when I open certain folders

    Opening some certain folders are causing file explorer to crash

    When i open some certain folders the file explorer crashes.
     
    Aniket Kapoor, Aug 19, 2021
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