1. Joined : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 64 Pro
       29 Oct 2016 #1

    Windows Explorer freezes when opening and after every file change


    Some time yesterday my PC began acting strangely. Every time I open Explorer, I see "Working on it..." and have to wait several seconds before I can do anything. In addition, any changes to the file structure (deleting files, copying, moving, etc.) cause another freeze. This occurs on all drives, SSD or HDD.

    There are no error messages in Event Viewer, no problems reported by SFC /SCANNOW, and no file system errors reported by CHKDSK. Any advice?
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  2. Joined : Jul 2015
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    Posts : 22
    Windows 10 64 Pro
       29 Oct 2016 #2

    Addendum: If I launch Explorer from "This PC" I see the "Working on it" text. If I launch via the task bar shortcut, it freezes quietly, and loads Explorer after 10-15 seconds. Accessing files through the command prompt has no delay, which leads me to believe this is an issue with Explorer. I tried rebuilding the search index, but that had no effect.
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  3. Joined : Jul 2015
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    Windows 10 64 Pro
       4 Weeks Ago #3

    I'm guessing these forums are dead, since nobody has replied. Pity. They used to be helpful.
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