Windows 10: Creating shortcuts freeze explorer / create tmp files. Solved

  1.    12 May 2016 #1

    Creating shortcuts freeze explorer / create tmp files.

    Hello, I currently have reformatted & installed Windows 10. I've been having this weird issue where if I rename / create shortcuts my computer will freeze. After about 15-20 seconds, explorer will restart and put files "~ew shortcut.tmp / New shortcut.lnk~RF3cc187.TMP" on my desktop.

    I've tried doing a CHKDSK but no errors showed.
    Also tried creating a new user, but that didn't resolve the issue.

    Update: I noticed that creating, renaming, deleting shortcuts lags on my C: drive, but not on my E: Drive. But, if I make a new folder / copy a song it has no issues.

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  2.    13 May 2016 #2

    Hello, can you try this in Safe Mode and report the result please?

    Since reinstalling Win 10 have you installed any programs or changed any settings?

    Have a look at your Reliabilty History - inspect the x's, and report any significant ones that might point to what seems to be an explorer crash.
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  3.    13 May 2016 #3

    Thank you for your reply. Here are my results in the Reliability Monitor. - I haven't installed much programs since reinstalling, other then Anti-virus and Chrome.

    Update: Seems like deleting shortcuts will also cause hang time.

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  4.    13 May 2016 #4

    I can't believe this! I was trying every possible thing, then I thought to myself...I wonder what would happen if i disable my Anti-Virus. (I'm using 360 Total Security). As soon as I disabled that, I was able to make shortcuts no problem, no crashes, nothing.

    Back to Avast I go!
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  5.    13 May 2016 #5

    Sometimes a random thought works.. another AV incompatibility.. (oddly enough I'm using Avast... which in the early days of Win 10 had a problem or two)
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