Aceesing files in Folder is slow

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  1.    #1

    Aceesing files in Folder is slow


    Since the latest Windows update when I access files in any folder, it is slow when trying to find the file. Even when sorting by date are alphabetically it is slow


    Please advise on how to overcome this
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  2. Megahertz's Avatar
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    Windows 7 HP 64 - Windows 10 Pro
       #2

    Once you're running Windows, schedule a disk Check.
    Open a CMD as administrator window and type chkdsk c: /f
    It will say that the disk is in use and if you want to schedule on next boot = yes.
    Reboot
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  3.    #3

    Megahertz said: View Post
    Once you're running Windows, schedule a disk Check.
    Open a CMD as administrator window and type chkdsk c: /f
    It will say that the disk is in use and if you want to schedule on next boot = yes.
    Reboot
    Thanks for your help. I tried that and when I opened and folder to sort by date , it is still slow. It could have to do with indexing, but not sure how to speed this up

    This has happened since Windows 10 was updated +- a month ago
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  4. bobkn's Avatar
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    Win 10 X64 Pro 1809 17763.55
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    Right click on the folder, select "properties". Go to the "customize" tab.

    There's an "optimize this folder for" selection. If "pictures" is selected, things may be slow. Try "general items".

    I hope this helps.
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  5. Farvatten's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro 64bit 1903 18362.239
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    Howardc said: View Post
    Even when sorting by date
    I've had problems with slowness whenever 'Date' is a column. I found unchecking 'Date' and using instead 'Date Created' which is the same thing, or 'Date Modified' there's significant improvement.
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  6.    #6

    Since the latest Windows update
    Hi, which update was that? Not everyone has the same update at the same time by any means, nor are they necessarily running the same build.

    What is your Windows build?
    Win key + r, winver

    when I access files in any folder, it is slow when trying to find the file.
    Could you explain exactly what you mean by this? E.g.
    - using the search field at the top right of file explorer
    - clicking once on a file in those shown, then typing letters in a file to jump to a file
    - something else

    Is the speed the same if there are few or many files in the folder?

    Please post a screenshot of your task manager when you are experiencing this, sorting any columns of interest high to low by clicking on the relevant column header.

    To post a screenshot please use the Insert Image icon above your post.

    Thanks.
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    bobkn said: View Post
    Right click on the folder, select "properties". Go to the "customize" tab.

    There's an "optimize this folder for" selection. If "pictures" is selected, things may be slow. Try "general items".

    I hope this helps.

    thanks for the help. Your suggestion has helped

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    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, which update was that? Not everyone has the same update at the same time by any means, nor are they necessarily running the same build.

    What is your Windows build?
    Win key + r, winver








    Could you explain exactly what you mean by this? E.g.
    - using the search field at the top right of file explorer
    - clicking once on a file in those shown, then typing letters in a file to jump to a file
    - something else
    My windows build number is 17763.503

    If I open the file explorer and then select date modified , it takes +- 30 secs to sort by latest date modified

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    Farvatten said: View Post
    I've had problems with slowness whenever 'Date' is a column. I found unchecking 'Date' and using instead 'Date Created' which is the same thing, or 'Date Modified' there's significant improvement.
    Thanks for your input
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  8.    #8

    Thanks:
    Is the speed the same if there are few or many files in the folder?
    Please post a screenshot of your task manager when you are experiencing this, sorting any columns of interest high to low by clicking on the relevant column header.
    To post a screenshot please use the Insert Image icon above your post.

    In particular, is there any excessive resource usage when your PC is nominally idle?

    Is it the same in Safe Mode?

    What type of files are you sorting? Does this ring bells?
    “Sort by date” slow in Windows 8 and 10 – solution
    https://superuser.com/questions/4876...date-very-slow
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    dalchina said: View Post
    Thanks:
    Is the speed the same if there are few or many files in the folder?
    Please post a screenshot of your task manager when you are experiencing this, sorting any columns of interest high to low by clicking on the relevant column header.
    To post a screenshot please use the Insert Image icon above your post.


    the speed is slower wen there are many files in a folder. Never noticed this before last windows update






    In particular, is there any excessive resource usage when your PC is nominally idle?

    Is it the same in Safe Mode?

    What type of files are you sorting? Does this ring bells?
    “Sort by date” slow in Windows 8 and 10 – solution
    windows explorer - Sorting by Date - Very Slow - Super User

    CPU only 15% and memory utilisation 40%

    I have attached a screen shot of a folder
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Folder Screen Shot.PNG  
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  10.    #10

    Please have a look at this too..
    Your example seems to show a wide mix of file types.

    I suggest you copy the folder to a test folder, and progressively eliminate a file type from the folder, checking the resort delay, in the hope of correlating the delay with 1 or more file types.

    I don't notice this being especially long with photos or music on mine, for example, or with a more mixed folder.

    Is it the same in Safe Mode?
    What type of files are you sorting? Does this ring bells?
    “Sort by date” slow in Windows 8 and 10 – solution
    https://superuser.com/questions/4876...date-very-slow
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