Windows 10: Windows 10 File Explorer is slow to launch after adding RAID 1 Mirror

Discus and support Windows 10 File Explorer is slow to launch after adding RAID 1 Mirror in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hi Symptom ; File Explorer launch delayed by about 20 seconds, icon non responding to clicks, then a bunch of instances of file explorer launch all... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by WCorvino, Mar 9, 2019.

  1. WCorvino Win User

    Windows 10 File Explorer is slow to launch after adding RAID 1 Mirror


    Hi


    Symptom ;

    File Explorer launch delayed by about 20 seconds, icon non responding to clicks, then a bunch of instances of file explorer launch all at once.

    Possible Fix;

    I searched the web for a solution and found an article about Windows Search causing the problem.


    I tried disabling WSearch Service , this didn't not work, so I reverted the change.


    Problem seems to have cleared after enabling "storage sense".


    e.g.


    Windows Settings, storage


    storage sense

    "Windows can automatically free up space by getting rid of files
    you don't need, like temporary files and content in the recycle
    bin"

    set = on


    Here's the disk line up on my PC;


    Storage
    Hard drives
    Samsung SSD 850 EVO 250GB [C:] This PC SSD
    Intel Raid 1 Volume [D:] Raid-1_Volume
    Intel Optane+2.7TBHDD [F:] Non-Raid Volume



    Why would "storage sense" clear the slow launch problem for File Explorer?

    :)
     
    WCorvino, Mar 9, 2019
    #1
  2. Ahhzz Win User

    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, Mar 9, 2019
    #2
  3. Ethan Z. Win User
    Trouble creating a RAID 1 Array

    Originally, I wanted to create a RAID 1 Array using USB Drives lying around and test it out and see how well RAID 1 works. A message popped up when I clicked on the partition I wanted to mirror and said the operation failed because the Disk Management
    Console is not up to date. It suggested I refresh it, relaunch it, or even restart my computer. I tried all three things, and it still wouldn't let me mirror the partition. Then I realized that maybe Windows won't let me create a RAID 1 Array on USB Drives,
    so I went to the original plan I was going to do and grabbed my 500GB External HDD and my 120GB External SSD (they are both USB 3.0 connected enclosures) and when I tried to mirror a partition on my 500GB HDD using my SSD, it wouldn't let me use the SSD to
    mirror it. So then I tried using my internal windows 10 SSD to mirror my HDD. But, I needed to shrink my main partition on my internal SSD and it wouldn't let me shrink it saying there was a certain amount I could shrink it to, but I could only shrink 135MB
    at max and I have 89.4GB free on that partition. Any suggestions and help would be appreciated (and by the way, if you're wondering why I'm trying to run RAID 1 on an external HDD/SSD is just for testing and more file redundancy and performance).
     
    Ethan Z., Mar 9, 2019
    #3
  4. jimbo45 Win User

    Windows 10 File Explorer is slow to launch after adding RAID 1 Mirror

    Software Raid 1. Can not Add Mirror !


    Hi there

    I believe to use mirror / striping in RAID 1 configuration on Windows you need to use Storage spaces - so set the 2 HDD's into a storage space and then you can adjust striping / mirroring.

    How to set up RAID in Windows 10 - Windows 10 - Toms Hardware

    Cheers
    jimbo
     
    jimbo45, Mar 9, 2019
    #4
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