Windows Explorer acting strangely..  

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    Windows Explorer acting strangely..

    Explorer annoyed me with it's quick access thing making me wait and grouping things the way it wants and effectively putting things out of sight...

    so I disabled it via the view/options thing.

    and that worked for maybe ten minutes. Until I next shut down windows explorer and then opened it up again... it started wanting to compile the quick access thing again... has me waiting, watching the green progress bar for long minutes during which I can access nothing, no files at all...

    as it gets closer to the end it goes slower... when it gets into the little box where the 'x' is then it takes forever... I've been waiting for it to complete in there since I started this post...

    Is there anything one can do about this or is it just another windows feature we have to accept.. ?

    Is there some way we can access our files while this madness is going on.. ?
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    Windows 10 Professional 64-bit

    In the View / Options 'thing' have you tried "Clear File Explorer History"? This would mean Explorer has nothing to process? Just a thought. Maybe clutching at straws.
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  3. Posts : 485
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for the thought.

    Just this morning, right now, I saw it opened on 'quick access' (fortunately not hanging this time) even though I've tried to disable that so I had a sudden thought and went into the view stuff again and sure enough found right at the top a choice of where explorer should open: 'quick access' or 'this pc'.

    So I have set it for 'this pc' and maybe that'll be the fix.

    Windows Explorer acting strangely..-screenshot-167-.png

    and while I was sticking that screenshot in this post I noticed explorer opened with this date grouping thing again, which I hate and I thought I had removed.... I'll try again...

    Windows Explorer acting strangely..-screenshot-168-.png

    wouldn't it be good if we could get up a sort of list, like a spreadsheet list maybe, listing down the column all the nonstandards features we've either chosen to implement or MS has stuck in there for us or third party software has put in.... with columns across the sheet detailing what it does and how/if it is necessary for this or that or nothing and enabling us to simply put a checkmark in a cell and have the feature disabled?

    Maybe even a cell at the top we can check and have the whole sheet go back to basic default?

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