Windows 10: Green progress bar - Working on it - problem when viewing folders

Discus and support Green progress bar - Working on it - problem when viewing folders in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; In Windows 10 When I open a folder I first get a blank screen with a green progress bar across the top and the message "Working On It" I have... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by timb12957, Jan 4, 2019.

  1. timb12957 Win User

    Green progress bar - Working on it - problem when viewing folders

    In Windows 10 When I open a folder I first get a blank screen with a green progress bar across the top and the message "Working On It"

    I have searched the internet and applied so many suggestions as a fix, but none of them stop the issue.

    From what I have seen, this has been a problem for a very long time for many people.

    Is there no REAL solution to this MICROSOFT???????

    timb12957, Jan 4, 2019

  2. How to make green progress operate at normal speed in Windows Explorer?

    The "green progress bar" is only an animation the Windows uses to tell the user that it' working. I've never seen it actually related to the duration before the Explorer window become operational.

    When you open a folder with images, what happens while that progress bar is filling, is that Explorer is fetching for each file the associated thumbnail, or reading the file to create the thumbnail if it wasn't found.

    The easiest (and to my knowledge, only) way to disable that is by switching to a folder view where no thumbnail is displayed, such as List or Details.
    Nathan.Eilisha Shiraini, Jan 4, 2019
  3. Mohan B P Win User
    Green bar


    I realize that you are facing slow performance issue in your Windows 10 system. Let me assist you.

    To assist you better, write back to us with the following information.

    • When you say “I am getting a green bar across the top of all my windows”, are you referring to the loading green progress bar?

    • What is the make and model of your system?

    • Which build of Windows 10 is installed in your computer?

    I suggest you to follow the below troubleshooting methods and check if the issue is resolved.

    Step 1: Delete Cache and Cookie from Internet Explorer.

    • Press Windows key + R key, type
      inetcpl.cpl and press Enter key.

    • Click on Delete.

    • Check the first four options and click on
      Delete option.

    Step 2: Run Internet Explorer Performance troubleshooter.

    • Type Troubleshooting in the search bar and select

    • Click on View all in the left panel.

    • Find and click on Internet Explorer Performance.

    • Follow the on-screen instructions.

    If the issue still persists, I suggest you to provide the screenshot of the issue you are facing.

    Refer to the below link to attach screen shot in your post:

    How to include a screenshot in your post

    Hope the information helps. Kindly write back to us for further assistance on Windows. We’ll be glad to assist you.

    Thank you.
    Mohan B P, Jan 4, 2019
  4. MTCSLtd Win User

    Green progress bar - Working on it - problem when viewing folders

    Slow Green progress bar in File Explorer - possible solution

    I've had a problem with File Explorer since upgrading to Windows 10, where I get a green progress bar that crawls along slowly, delaying the results of folder display such as the Download and Documents folders. It could take up to a minute before the folders
    would display.

    I tried many different things as possible solutions that I'd found when searching the web:

    • SFC
    • DISM
    • various options in File Explorer

    Nothing worked for me.

    I then thought perhaps there's a problem with the indexing. I was about to rebuild the index under the control panel\Indexing\Advanced options, but by chance went into the Modify option which looks at indexed locations.

    Here I noticed there were pointers to my D: drive to a series of folders which are not there any more. They appeared to be from an old user profile, with a comment beside them saying 'Unavailable'. I unticked these, clicked OK to save the changes, then restarted
    File Exlorer and found that I no longer get the slow green progress bar when I go into my Downloads and Documents folders.

    I had upgraded to Windows 10 Pro x64 from Windows 8.1. I don't recall if I had this problem with Windows 8.1, but I think I probably did. Also, I used to re-direct my Documents and other personal folders to D\:username, but now I redirect them to D:\Users\username,
    and think somehow the old location was remembered by Search.

    It worked for me. Hope it works for you.
    MTCSLtd, Jan 4, 2019

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