File Explorer Will Not Load / Extremely Slow  

  1. Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    File Explorer Will Not Load / Extremely Slow

    I've been having this problem recently, I honestly dont know what it is. My computer runs smoothly, up until I open up file explorer and it basically doesn't load. It's been sitting there for at least 40 minutes. If anyone can shed some light, I would greatly appreciate it. Thank you!

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  2. Posts : 2,799
    Linux Mint 20.1 Win10Prox64

    1. Make sure all drive(s) cables are firmly connected.
    2. If there's a USB device connected, temporarily disconnect.
    3. From Admin command, run: chkdsk /r x: on all drives (Replace x: with drive letter for each drive
    4. still having problem, try:
      Solved File Explorer crashes after Right Click in Desktop - Windows 10 Forums
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  3. Posts : 9,746
    Mac OS Catalina

    It depends on how many files that you have in a particular directory. Windows has to reload the cache every time you open up Explorer.
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  4. Posts : 429
    Windows 10 Pro 64 bit

    I just had the same problem. I fixed mine by
    go to Services and disable Windows Seaech. Open the services, temporarily disable Windows Search service. Turn on the folder options to show hidden files and navigate to:
    C:\ProgramData\Microsoft\Search\Data\Applications\Windows and delete Windows.edb
    Go back to services and re-enable Windows Search to automatic and let Windows rebuild the search index database.
    I didn't re-enable Windows Search to automatic and it's working great..

    Thanks to razghost and topgundcp
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  5. Posts : 1

    This worked for me-
    Open File Explorer
    Click View
    Click Options on the right side
    Under Privacy, Click Clear, which clears the File Explorer History
    After I did this File Explorer loaded and has been running fast so far.
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