Windows Explorer slow in opening files and folders


  1. Posts : 118
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
       #1

    Windows Explorer slow in opening files and folders


    Since a couple of weeks when I open a file or folder in my Windows Explorer i see for maybe a couple of seconds a wristwatch pointer appearing and disappearing before opening that file or folder.
    Not a big deal but annoying.
    Can anyone help me please?
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  2. hiphopper's Avatar
    Posts : 92
    Windows 10
       #2

    So many questions. Is this an internal t external drive. Have you started sharing the folders? Did you turn on the option to show folder sized in tooltips?
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  3. Posts : 118
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Thank you for your answer.
    1. it happens with internal drives (no USB or NAS drives)
    2. I do share a folder but I always did even before the problem occurred
    3. I didn't turn on the option to show folder size
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  4. spunk's Avatar
    Posts : 2,961
    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 20H2
       #4

    When did this start happening? Did you install any 3rd party software since then? Have you tried a System Restore to a time before this started happening?
    Try doing a Clean Boot. If that works, add one startup item or service and reboot until the behavior returns, then you will know with the problematic program is.
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  5. Posts : 118
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Thank you.
    I am certain I installed 3rd party software but I can't remember when the problem started so a System Restore may be difficult.
    But a Clean Boot is certainly an option.
    Thank you very much: I'll give it a try and post the result (not today but probable next week)
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  6. Posts : 118
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       #6

    As it happend it was my anti-virus program Malwarebyte that proved the culprit.
    Now I am running only Windows Defender.
    My PC is faster than ever.
    Has anyone else know of this behaviour?
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  7. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Professionnel 64-bit
       #7

    @aliskander. Hi, some time ago, I noticed that my laptop became sluggish as I began experiencing the same behavior you mentionned. Mouse pointer truns busy when browsing disks and folders in Windows Explorer, web browsing slow, app lauch slow, etc. I tried everything: registry cleanup, system cleanup, acronis backup restore dating 2 months ago... nothing helped! I couldn't suspect that MBAM 3 could be the problem. I have been using MBAM for 3 years now w/o real issue. I uninstalled it and waou: my laptop is now lightning fast. I went to MBAM forum and found out that this is an issue for others users and that MBAM team is aware of that. I now have to wait for a fix since MBAM seems to be the best securtiy tool IMO. Check this link:
    High RAM usage kills my computer - Malwarebytes 3 - Malwarebytes Forums
    Last edited by Kimiluch; 21 Feb 2018 at 15:53. Reason: added "MBAM" in I have been using for 3 years now w/o real issue.
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