Windows 10: widows explorer is slow to open content on drives

Discus and support widows explorer is slow to open content on drives in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; all three of the drives are usb 3.0 and are plugged into a daughter card, and are slow to access. Have a fourth 1 terabyte drive found and dropped and... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by glacourse, Dec 3, 2018.

  1. glacourse Win User

    widows explorer is slow to open content on drives


    all three of the drives are usb 3.0 and are plugged into a daughter card, and are slow to access. Have a fourth 1 terabyte drive found and dropped and then found again by windows explorer. this one has since been plugged into main board and now seems fine. I plugged the there into the daughter card because they were being dropped and found again.

    :)
     
    glacourse, Dec 3, 2018
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  2. HDVIDTech Win User

    Explorer Opens slow

    I have tried the steps listed below. Method 2 and pinned it to the task bar. This helps it open faster but when it opens then the open window are grouped away from the icon on the task bar. I have to have two explorer folders pinned to the task bar to
    have a fast opening Explorer and grouped windows together.



    When I do "open file location" the original one shows it is on the desktop, but it is not there. The other one I created tracks back to the C:\ drive location as it was created. Just kind of weird that one is referencing the Desktop when it is not there.
    Maybe hidden but still kind of odd.

    How can I make it where I only have one Explorer that is both fast to open and the only one on the task bar?

    Method 1: Rebuild your search index.

    • Press Windows key + R, type control.exe srchadmin.dll, and click on OK.
    • Click on the Advanced button.
    • From the Advanced dialogue box, select Rebuild. Selecting Rebuild will begin the process of deleting, and then rebuilding your PC’s search index.

    Note: While the steps to initiate the rebuilding process are simple, the actual process can take quite some time depending on how much data Windows has to index.

    Method 2: Create a File Explorer shortcut on your desktop.

    • On your Windows 10 desktop, right-click with the mouse.
    • Select New > Shortcut.
    • Type explorer.exe in the Location box.
    • Click on Next button.
    • Click on Finish button. You should now have a shortcut on your desktop.
    • Right-click the new shortcut, and select Properties.
    • Under Target line, change it to (note the space between C:\Windows\explorer.exe and /n):

      C:\Windows\explorer.exe /n
    • Click the OK button. Now you can double-click it like your regular File Explorer app.

    Method 3: Reset the File Explorer view to the default settings across all your folders.

    • Launch File Explorer, click the File menu, and select Change folder and search options.
    • Click on the View tab.
    • Under Folder views, click on Reset Folders.
    • Click the OK button.

    Let us know if any of the suggestions helped.
     
    HDVIDTech, Dec 3, 2018
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  3. setting default view for Winodws Explorer Search Reasults

    Thank you for the detailed response. To change the search result's view from content to list, we suggest following the steps below:

    • Open the File Explorer and try to search for files.
    • In the toolbar, open the View tab and click List
      to change the view.
    • Once changed, close the File Explorer.
    • Open the File Explorer again and try to search to see if the setting has been retained.

    After performing the steps above, reply back to us so we can provide additional help.
     
    Jennifer Cha, Dec 3, 2018
    #3
  4. Ahhzz Win User

    widows explorer is slow to open content on drives

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, Dec 3, 2018
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