Explorer Freezes Temporarily When Creating a New or Renaming a Folder

  1. Posts : 144
    Windows 10

    Explorer Freezes Temporarily When Creating a New or Renaming a Folder

    This has been happening recently. I can't say it is or is not related to the Anniversary Update. But when I create a new folder or rename an existing folder, the folder box will freeze for 30-60 seconds. Sometimes it will then function as normal, sometimes it will require me to click on the red X in the upper right hand corner. Most times when I go back tot he folder after forcing it closed, the new folder or renamed folder will be there.

    So I am not sure what this is or if this is a symptom of a more serious problem.

    Thanks for any thoughts.
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  2. Posts : 43,455
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Hi, this standard approach may help:
    Solved File Explorer crashing when trying to rename folders - Windows 10 Forums
    (which is actually about freezing not crashing ...).

    It's often worth searching the forum .. in this case I searched for
    explorer freezes
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  3. Posts : 144
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thanks, I tried searching but I must have missed that. Thanks for the link.
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