Windows 10: File Explorer - takes forever to open

Discus and support File Explorer - takes forever to open in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; File Explorer has always opened immediately (for 20 odd years). Suddenly it (Quick Access) takes so long that it's just not worth trying to use it (but... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by nithig, May 12, 2018.

  1. nithig Win User

    File Explorer - takes forever to open


    File Explorer has always opened immediately (for 20 odd years).
    Suddenly it (Quick Access) takes so long that it's just not worth trying to use it (but of course one must).

    Anyone have any ideas about how Explorer could be affected by a recent update or other event?
    Or better still does anyone have a solution?

    :)
     
    nithig, May 12, 2018
    #1
  2. JojoYoder Win User

    file explorer taking forever to load files in order in windows 10

    Bronis,

    I had the same issue and found this solution on another website:

    "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
     
    JojoYoder, May 30, 2018
    #2
  3. Rakesh Narayanaswamy Win User
    file explorer taking forever to load files in order in windows 10

    Hello,

    I understand the inconvenience that you are experiencing. I will definitely assist you.

    The issue you are facing may be due to the system file is corrupt. Let’s try the simple troubleshooting methods and check if it helps in resolving the issue. Follow the below method.

    Before we proceed, I would like you to provide the information stated below

    • What troubleshooting steps have you tried to fix the issue?
    • Have you tried clearing your temp files form the system?
    • Do you have enough free space in your C: drive?
    For now, I suggest that you run the methods below and check if it helps.

    Method 1:

    When explorer run slow, open Task Manager and check if there are any services or startup that might be has high memory or CPU usage.

    Method 2:

    Run maintenance task checks issues that might slow down your computer's performance, such as how many users are currently logged on to the computer and whether multiple programs are running at the same time.

    Follow the below steps:

    • Press Windows + X on the keyboard.
    • Select Control Panel.
    • Select Troubleshooting.
    • Click on Run maintenance task under System and Security.
    Hope this helps, let us know the status of the issue.
     
    Rakesh Narayanaswamy, May 30, 2018
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