Windows 10: File Explorer Not Loading

Discus and support File Explorer Not Loading in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I've been having issues with my laptop for awhile now. Normally, it won't complete updates and I have to do a full reset. This time, it updated... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by NickiBailey, Dec 18, 2021.

  1. File Explorer Not Loading


    I've been having issues with my laptop for awhile now. Normally, it won't complete updates and I have to do a full reset. This time, it updated properly, but I tried to do updates because whenever I try to open a folder, file Explorer won't load. I pops up the window, but it's all white and nothing shows up in it. My question is, how do I get my files off this computer to do a reset? I've tried doing a reset and keeping my files, but it gets almost to the end and tells me there's an error.

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    NickiBailey, Dec 18, 2021
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  2. ilangom Win User

    File explorer slow with loading thumnails and files


    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.
     
    ilangom, Dec 18, 2021
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  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.
     
    razghost, Dec 18, 2021
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  4. snickie Win User

    File Explorer Not Loading

    File explorer slow/Never loading solution


    Disable Search won't make icons load faster. It just disables the ability to find programs and other stuff fast!
    Naturally I tested your "tips" and still, loading icons are slow. It has to be some other thing going on in W10. Windows 7 didn't have this problem. Microsoft wake up!
     
    snickie, Dec 18, 2021
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