Windows 10: Slow Files

  1.    27 Feb 2016 #1

    Slow Files


    When I right click on a file I get the little blue circle and the disk activity light stays on for anything up to 2 minutes, any suggestions as to why this is happening, thanks.

    And I get Not Responding at the top of the page.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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       27 Feb 2016 #2

    We really need more information in your system specs to help: https://www.tenforums.com/profile.php?do=extra

    Information such as:
    Are you using a SSD or HDD(7400rpm or 5400rpm),
    is the data on a 2nd internal disk(turn off Link State Power Management and asset "Turn off hard disk after" to Never, in Advanced Power Settings)
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    27 Feb 2016 #3

    HDD 7200rpm been running 10 since it came out and it has only just started doing this.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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       27 Feb 2016 #4

    Auskart said: View Post
    When I right click on a file I get the little blue circle and the disk activity light stays on for anything up to 2 minutes, any suggestions as to why this is happening, thanks.

    And I get Not Responding at the top of the page.
    I've found having a lot of files in any particular Folder can cause such a situation. Is File Explorer using disk indexing, might have an impact?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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       28 Feb 2016 #5

    What kind of file causes this? Any specific type?
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  6.    28 Feb 2016 #6

    PDF, DOC, etc most files that are viewable.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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