Windows 10: File Explorer - Navigation Pane Slow to display Network devices

Discus and support File Explorer - Navigation Pane Slow to display Network devices in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Minor niggle with File Explorer's Navigation Pane initially slow to display my networked devices (computers). However clicking the Network Icon... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Dennisdg, Oct 25, 2019.

  1. Dennisdg Win User

    File Explorer - Navigation Pane Slow to display Network devices


    Minor niggle with File Explorer's Navigation Pane initially slow to display my networked devices (computers). However clicking the Network Icon immediately populates the area to the right of the Navigation Pane with my Computers, Media Devices and Storage.
    Network sharing works well with all my computers.
    Network is Private.
    My computers all have defined IP addresses.
    I don't remember this being an issue prior to version 1903.
    Windows 10 Pro
    Version 1903
    Build 18362.418

    Any idea how to fix this?

    Thanks

    :)
     
    Dennisdg, Oct 25, 2019
    #1

  2. Not able to open sub-folders from navigation pane in File explorer.

    Hi,



    Thank you for posting on Microsoft Community. We will assist you in resolving the issue.



    Before assisting further, I would like to ask you few questions:

    • Under which drive are you not able to view the sub folders?
    • Are you not able to expand the options from navigation pane of the File explorer?


    This seems to be a temporary issue. Sometimes disabling and enabling some of the options will fix the issue.



    Follow the steps below and check if the issue is resolved.

    • Open File explorer by pressing Windows key + E keys on the keyboard.
    • Click on View tab located at the top of the window.
    • Click on Navigation pane and uncheck Navigation pane option.
    • Close the window, follow the above steps from a to
      c
      , only this time check the option Navigation pane and check if the changes are effective.


    Write back to us for further assistance, we will be happy to assist.



    Thank you.
     
    Likhitha V, Oct 25, 2019
    #2
  3. Reset Navigation Pane Expanded State in File Explorer using REG file

    How to Reset Navigation Pane Expanded State in Windows 10 File Explorer


    You can use the navigation pane in File Explorer to browse locations such as Quick access, OneDrive, Libraries, This PC, Network, and Homegroup. You can also move or copy items directly to a destination in the navigation pane.

    As you open folders in the right pane of File Explorer, the navigation pane will not automatically expand to the current open folder by default.

    When you expand open a folder in the navigation pane of File Explorer, this expanded state setting is saved to the registry. The next time you open File Explore, you will automatically see the last navigation pane expanded state.

    While you can manually set the navigation pane expanded state to how you want, you could also reset it back to default as wanted or needed.

    This tutorial will show you how to reset the navigation pane expanded state in File Explorer to default for your account in Windows 10.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: Reset Navigation Pane Expanded State in File Explorer using REG file
    • Option Two: Reset Navigation Pane Expanded State in File Explorer using Command

    EXAMPLE: Default navigation pane expanded state

    File Explorer - Navigation Pane Slow to display Network devices [​IMG]

    File Explorer - Navigation Pane Slow to display Network devices [​IMG]


    File Explorer - Navigation Pane Slow to display Network devices [​IMG]

    File Explorer - Navigation Pane Slow to display Network devices [​IMG]








    File Explorer - Navigation Pane Slow to display Network devices [​IMG]
    OPTION ONE
    File Explorer - Navigation Pane Slow to display Network devices [​IMG]
    Reset Navigation Pane Expanded State in File Explorer using REG file
    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
    *Arrow Reset_File_Explorer_navigation_pane_expanded_state.reg


    File Explorer - Navigation Pane Slow to display Network devices [​IMG]


    (Contents of .reg file for reference)
    Code:
    2. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    3. Close all instances of any opened File Explorer window.

    4. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    5. When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    6. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.

    7. The next time you open File Explorer (Win+E), the navigation pane expanded state will be reset to default view.






    File Explorer - Navigation Pane Slow to display Network devices [​IMG]
    OPTION TWO
    File Explorer - Navigation Pane Slow to display Network devices [​IMG]
    Reset Navigation Pane Expanded State in File Explorer using Command
    1. Close all instances of any opened File Explorer window.

    2. Open a command prompt or PowerShell console window.

    3. Copy and paste the command below into the console window, and press Enter. (see screenshot below)
    *Arrow REG DELETE HKCU\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Modules\NavPane /V ExpandedState /F


    File Explorer - Navigation Pane Slow to display Network devices [​IMG]

    4. You can now close the command prompt or PowerShell console window.

    5. The next time you open File Explorer (Win+E), the navigation pane expanded state will be reset to default view.

    That's it,
    Shawn


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    Shawn Brink, Oct 25, 2019
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  4. Mojo418 Win User

    File Explorer - Navigation Pane Slow to display Network devices

    Zoom functions in Navigation pane of File Explorer view

    Hello,

    Is there a way to increase in file explorer, the navigation pane fonts and icons? The right side where it the list of drives, libraries, quick access, etc. is.

    Thanks, John

    Original title: file explorer
     
    Mojo418, Oct 25, 2019
    #4
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