Windows 10: File Explorer is very slooooow

Discus and support File Explorer is very slooooow in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; I am running W10 Pro on a new build PC with plenty of resources but still the File Explorer is very slow. Ive seen a hundred different opinions/posts... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by rocks911, Dec 4, 2018 at 1:22 PM.

  1. rocks911 Win User

    File Explorer is very slooooow


    I am running W10 Pro on a new build PC with plenty of resources but still the File Explorer is very slow.

    Ive seen a hundred different opinions/posts about how to speed up File Explorer but I thought I'd ask the experts. Most of the files I deal with are videos. When I have to sort by date/type/size/whatever it takes a half minute or longer to sort the content.

    What do I need to do to speed this up? This is the only laggy part of my machine and it frustrates me so.

    :)
     
  2. Ralph Sta Win User

    File explorer icon from taskbar dissappears while working on it

    Hi,

    To assist you with your concern, we suggest you pin the File Explorer from the Start Menu by following these steps:

    • Click the Start Menu.
    • Right-click File Explorer.
    • Choose Pin to taskbar.

    If you need further assistance, feel free to reply to this post.
     
  3. Paolo Mag Win User
    "This file can't be previewed" problem in explorer

    Hi Deborah,

    For us to provide an accurate resolution, kindly elaborate the issue by answering the questions listed below:

    • Since when have you been experiencing this issue?
    • Were there any changes on your PC before this happened like software or updates installed?

    For initial troubleshooting, we suggest that you follow the steps listed below:

    • Open File Explorer.
    • Access this link

      C:\Users\USERNAME\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\Explorer
    • Delete all the files.
    • After deleting the files kindly try and see if there's a thumbnail preview of your files.

    We're looking forward to your response.
     
  4. File Explorer is very slooooow

    File Explorer

    Hi Joyce,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand your inconvenience. We will assist you with it.

    I suggest you to follow the steps provided below and check if it helps.

    • Open File Explorer.
    • Click on view option.
    • Click on preview panel to turn it Off and On.


    Hope this information helps. If you have any further queries related to Windows, let us know.
    We will be happy to assist you.

    Thank you.
     
    Syed Md Bilal, Dec 4, 2018 at 1:23 PM
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