Windows 10: File Explorer extremely slow and unstable.

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  1.    13 Mar 2016 #11

    JusMyBASSCannon said: View Post
    What I mean is that I can be half-way down a 260-count file folder, like this:

    Attachment 21434

    Then it will freeze, and after it unfreezes, it goes back to the top of the folder, like so:

    Attachment 21435

    Doing simple tasks such as moving, copying, renaming, deleting and even scrolling and clicking causes File Explorer to freeze, sometimes even when it's idle!

    And what's weirder is that the glitch doesn't happen when your opening a file for a specific program (say you click 'open' in Word and you get the 'Open' dialog box where you can pick a file).
    Hey man I'm encountering the same issue. Did you solve the problem of File Explorer bouncing back to top? Could you please tell how?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    13 Mar 2016 #12

    Hi I had tried everything I could find online but nothing worked - ccleaner - regedit etc. I downloaded CubicExplorer
    but this application ran just as s-l-o-w-l-y - then I had a brainwave

    This WORKED for me on Windows 10

    1) Click on Search bar and type in Run
    2) Click on Run Desktop App
    3) In the box that appears at the bottom left of the screen type in eventvwr and press OK
    4) On the left of the screen click onto Event Viewer (Local)
    5) Click onto Windows Logs
    6) Then Application
    7) In the Application box showing the number of applications logged, you will see one or more
    events with errors on them – this means we are on the right track – if not this won’t fix your
    problem and I’m sorry for getting your hopes up
    8) On the right click onto Clear log…
    9) Open File Explorer and wait until it opens or says not responding then close again
    10) Go back to Event Viewer and refresh by clicking onto Event Viewer (Local) then back to Windows Logs
    11) There should only be a few entries in the Event Viewer Log – click onto the first entry with error against it and in the
    Details box under the General tab - it should tell you which program ( mine said DTShellHlp.exe was not working properly –
    I had no clue what it was so I Googled it and found it was linked to Daemon Tools
    12) Delete the application ( in this case Daemon Tools ) click Start - Settings - System - Apps and Features -
    Uninstall it then told me it was attached to File Explorer and to close that app before continuing – that’s
    when I started smiling
    I finished uninstalling Daemon Tools
    Opened File Explorer – and it worked beautifully
    Incidentally, when I re-installed Daemon Tools there was a tick box that said Link with File Explorer – I
    unchecked it now both applications work fine

    Hope this helps – sorry for the dumbing down of the explanation but I know if it was me looking up how
    to do something I’d rather it was simple
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 - Professional 64Bit
       20 Jun 2016 #13

    Quick and simple solution...

    Hey there everyone,

    I was struggling with this particular issue since installation of Windows 10. A number of my folders took forever to sort by Date, size or anything except the standard Windows Explorer Display.
    Luckily, there is an exact solution that works like a charm!!
    Step 1: Open Explorer
    Step 2: Go to the folder that you have issues with (but don't go into the folder)
    Step 3: Right click on the folder, and select Properties
    Step 4: Click on the "Customize" tab
    Step 5: Under the "Optimize this folder for:" drop down, change this to "General Items"
    Step 6: Tick the box that says include subfolders
    Step 7: Click Apply and OK
    Step 8: Done, move on to your next problem folder and repeat :)
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    08 Feb 2017 #14

    Another Solution

    Like many people I tried a lot of possible solutions. The instructions for using Event Viewer posted by alfienoakes put me on the path to solving my problem.

    I found an error event for windows explorer but it led me to a Microsoft URL which did not work. However, my system events showed quite a few errors and warnings regarding other URLs which I had never entered into my browser. I then checked my Kaspersky anti-virus protection. I clicked on the 'More Tools' button on the first panel which led to another screen that showed 'Microsoft Windows Troubleshooting'. This checks for damage caused by "malware activity, system crashes, and incorrectly working operating system optimizers". I ran that, rebooted my machines (two computers were affected) and the problem was completely solved. Of course I did a full scan on both machines after that - but the scans showed no problems.

    Regarding alfienoakes' instructions: you can skip step 8. Instead of clearing your log files, create a custom view by clicking on 'Custom Views' in the LHS panel then click on 'Create Custom View' in the RHS panel.

    Big thanks to alfienoakes for putting me on the right path to fix this after two days of frustration!
      My ComputerSystem Spec

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