Deleting/renaming files on desktop takes a long time

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  1. Posts : 9
    Microsoft Windows 10 (build 17134), 64-bit
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    Deleting/renaming files on desktop takes a long time


    Good day, I recently updated my operative system from Windows 8.1 to Windows 10. When I had Windows 8.1, I had a problem with deleting/renaming files on the desktop, it simply just took way too long. So one of the main reason really in upgrading was that it could maybe resolve my small issue but it turns out the issue remained the same. So do any of you know what can cause this, could it be something wrong with my SSD Harddrive? Thank you in advance for taking your time to answering my question!
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  2. EyeInTheSky's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 - Version 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1081)
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    Welcome to TenForums!

    This isn't much to go on:

    Deleting/renaming files on desktop takes a long time-computer-specs.jpg

    Please elaborate more on your system specs.

    Also, you might want to check if TRIM is enabled on your drive for better performance; usually the newer SSD's already have the feature enabled.

    Enable or Disable TRIM Support for Solid State Drives in Windows 10
    Last edited by EyeInTheSky; 18 Aug 2018 at 07:14. Reason: Clarification
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  3. Posts : 9
    Microsoft Windows 10 (build 17134), 64-bit
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    Hello, I tried to run command prompt and checked if TRIM was enabled, it was. I've updated my specs now, sorry about that, thank you for helping!
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  4. EyeInTheSky's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 - Version 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1081)
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    Slim101 said:
    Hello, I tried to run command prompt and checked if TRIM was enabled, it was. I've updated my specs now, sorry about that, thank you for helping!
    You are welcome.

    Now that your computer specs are listed, someone with more knowledge of that system can reply. I'm sorry, I am out of ideas other than to run a disk cleanup procedure; but you probably have already done that and thus that's what brought you here for more ideas.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64 Bit 20H2
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    Press the Win Key+S in the search box type Optimize. Click the Defrag and Optimize results. Highlight the C: drive and click the Optimize buton. This only needs to be done once.
    In the Search Box, type CMD, Right click the CMD results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type SFC /scannow and press Enter. This will replace any missing system files.
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  6. Posts : 9
    Microsoft Windows 10 (build 17134), 64-bit
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    spunk said:
    Press the Win Key+S in the search box type Optimize. Click the Defrag and Optimize results. Highlight the C: drive and click the Optimize buton. This only needs to be done once.
    In the Search Box, type CMD, Right click the CMD results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type SFC /scannow and press Enter. This will replace any missing system files.
    Hello, I tried both of those but the problem still remains, one thing that I should mention is that I only have shortcuts on my desktop, those are the ones that takes so long to delete/rename. If I create a word document or a folder on the desktop I can delete/rename without a problem.
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  7. EyeInTheSky's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 - Version 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1081)
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    Slim101 said:
    Hello, I tried both of those but the problem still remains, one thing that I should mention is that I only have shortcuts on my desktop, those are the ones that takes so long to delete/rename. If I create a word document or a folder on the desktop I can delete/rename without a problem.
    Just out of curiosity, what is an example of one of your shortcut paths?

    Here is one of mine:

    "C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Macrium Reflect.lnk"

    In order to get the file path, hold shift while right clicking with the mouse while the item is highlighted and selecting "Copy as path". Once done, paste the path into the thread like I have provided mine, so that I can see the file path structure you have.
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  8. Posts : 9
    Microsoft Windows 10 (build 17134), 64-bit
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    EyeInTheSky said:
    Just out of curiosity, what is an example of one of your shortcut paths?

    Here is one of mine:

    "C:\Users\Public\Desktop\Macrium Reflect.lnk"

    In order to get the file path, hold shift while right clicking with the mouse while the item is highlighted and selecting "Copy as path". Once done, paste the path into the thread like I have provided mine, so that I can see the file path structure you have.
    I've got 3 harddrives, 2 SSD and one external, I created a folder in each one of them and made a shortcut on the desktop for them, I had a problem with all of them trying to delete/rename.

    This comes up when deleting:

    Deleting/renaming files on desktop takes a long time-screenshot_1.png
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  9. EyeInTheSky's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 - Version 21H1 (OS Build 19043.1081)
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    Slim101 said:
    I've got 3 harddrives, 2 SSD and one external, I created a folder in each one of them and made a shortcut on the desktop for them, I had a problem with all of them trying to delete/rename.

    I'm not understanding why you created a folder in each one of them???? Are you implying that in order to make a shortcut for each drive, you had to create a folder on that drive in order to proceed in making a shortcut path?
    Last edited by EyeInTheSky; 19 Aug 2018 at 04:32. Reason: correction
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  10. Posts : 9
    Microsoft Windows 10 (build 17134), 64-bit
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    EyeInTheSky said:
    I'm not understanding why you created a folder in each one of them???? Are you implying that in order to make a shortcut for each drive, you had to create a folder on that drive in order to proceed in making a shortcut path?
    Sorry I thought it was similar to the target location, but I was wrong. So I did what you said now, this is what I get on the SSD drives:

    Main SSD:
    "C:\Users\username\OneDrive\Skrivebord\New folder.lnk"
    The other SSD:
    "C:\Users\username\OneDrive\Skrivebord\42.lnk"

    Could it have anything to do with OneDrive? (I've never used onedrive in my life).
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