Right-click menu/"My PC" slow after copying files

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  1. Posts : 426
    Windows 10 64-bit Ver 1909, OS build 18363.535
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    f14tomcat said:
    I read thru all posts and don't see any mention of what version of Windows you're running. I see Home, but not the build and service level. The issue with Explorer crashes was a considerable while ago, and was fixed. I haven't seen any mass posting about it for a long time.
    What version are you running? Just post a pic of your WINVER screen, that will show all info. Thanks.
    64 bit Version 1803 (OS Build 17134.1006)

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    topgundcp said:
    Are you having Windows Search service running ? If so, check the index database file located under:
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows\Windows.edb
    It is hidden so you'd have to set the Folder options to show hidden files. Over time, this file can grow to many GB's. After copying a large amount of files, Windows search will start re-indexing causing the system to slow down.
    I just checked that file and it's 448 MB.

    Windows search is running. I remember a while back I tried disabling it, but then Windows wasn't able to find basic stuff when typing into the search box, like Windows update wouldn't list there, nor would system restore. So I turned it back on.

    When you say it will start re-indexing causing the system to slow down, do you just mean slow down while it's re-indexing? Because the PC isn't just slowing down temporarily due to HDD activity or indexing - it just becomes sluggish and unresponsive to detecting my drives, and right-clicking anything.

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    Polo6RGTI said:
    You can try the "Intelligent standby list cleaner" from Wagnardsoft. It automatically clears the Cached memory shown in Task Manager. I use it when copying large files and folders between my two PC's.

    Intelligent standby list cleaner v1.0.2.0 Released | Wagnardsoft

    Attachment 251398
    I'll run this next time my PC behaves this way. I'll copy some stuff over later today and then give it a try.

    Is this normal behavior for Windows to act like this after moving large amounts of files? That doesn't sound right.
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  2. Posts : 2,790
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64
       #12

    Windows Search is known to be resource hog and I turn off this service in all of my PC's.
    Lot of people in this forum use a freeware search: voidtools

    Your version of Windows is also out of date.
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  3. Posts : 426
    Windows 10 64-bit Ver 1909, OS build 18363.535
    Thread Starter
       #13

    I realize I haven't updated this month yet. But my PC has been acting this way for over 2 years. I still believe it is linked to my folder view settings somehow, or something to do with memory issues.

    As I mentioned, I tried disabling indexing before, but then simple common things like System Restore and Windows Update wouldn't show up in the search box.

    VoidTools looks interesting but I'd like to keep the search box at least partially functioning for basic Windows tasks.
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  4. Posts : 426
    Windows 10 64-bit Ver 1909, OS build 18363.535
    Thread Starter
       #14

    Polo6RGTI said:
    You can try the "Intelligent standby list cleaner" from Wagnardsoft. It automatically clears the Cached memory shown in Task Manager. I use it when copying large files and folders between my two PC's.

    Intelligent standby list cleaner v1.0.2.0 Released | Wagnardsoft
    Okay, this did not solve the problem for me. The only way to get my PC back to running normally once this happens is to reboot.
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