Windows 10: Fix for file explorer loading slow

Discus and support Fix for file explorer loading slow in Windows 10 Software and Apps to solve the problem; I found a new way, Just simply press Windows key+R and type in exactly this without the dot: %appdata%. Boom, it's open, then just go to any folder you... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Software and Apps' started by ArkadiiLukovenko, Jan 12, 2021.

  1. Fix for file explorer loading slow


    I found a new way, Just simply press Windows key+R and type in exactly this without the dot: %appdata%. Boom, it's open, then just go to any folder you want to :

    :)
     
    ArkadiiLukovenko, Jan 12, 2021
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  2. snickie Win User

    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, Jan 12, 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, Jan 12, 2021
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  4. Clint Win User

    Fix for file explorer loading slow

    File explorer slow/Never loading solution


    Thank you.
     
    Clint, Jan 12, 2021
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