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  1.    12 Jun 2015 #1
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10

    File Explorer extremely slow and unstable.


    So I just took part in the Windows 10 Insider Preview a couple of days ago, and I have to say, Windows 10 is a great step up from Windows 8, they did an excellent job so far. There's just one problem: File Explorer is extremely hard to use. Not only does the file explorer freeze all the time (even on folders with almost nothing in them), when it does freeze, it goes back to the top of the folder when it unfreezes.

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

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

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    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).

    I posted this over to Windows Feedback too, but I don't think it supports user comments, so I'm posting here to see if there's any fix. If there's any fix for this, let me know. It's been annoying me for a while now.
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  2.    12 Jun 2015 #2
    Join Date : Sep 2014
    Nashville, TN
    Posts : 3,143
    Windows 10 Pro

    I actually have the same issue, but in Windows 8.1. It's annoying, I know. But I suspect it's something I have installed that's doing it.
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  3.    12 Jun 2015 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2014
    San Jose, California
    Posts : 2,207
    Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64 Win10Prox64

    File explorer is a core file of any version of Windows and does a lot more behind the scene and most of the time the problem is caused by incompatibility of Shell Extension. You might want to take a close look at the applications that you have installed. In addition, if you have NVIDIA card installed, disable its shell extension might cure the problem.
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  4.    12 Jun 2015 #4
    Join Date : Jun 2015
    Posts : 6
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    File explorer is a core file of any version of Windows and does a lot more behind the scene and most of the time the problem is caused by incompatibility of Shell Extension. You might want to take a close look at the applications that you have installed. In addition, if you have NVIDIA card installed, disable its shell extension might cure the problem.
    I removed some applications off of my computer and used ShellExView to disable all of the Shell Extensions that weren't made by Microsoft (just NVIDA didn't work), and I restarted my computer to make sure changes were saved, but File Explorer was still as slow as usual. If it makes any difference, I took a snip of the Shell Extensions I disabled:

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  5.    27 Sep 2015 #5
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro

    Disable quick access in file explorer on windows 10


    Hi everyone,

    I found this on the net. It solved it for me. I'll put the link here:
    How to Disable Quick Access in File Explorer on Windows 10
    Hope it will for you too.

    Regards,
    Mic
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  6.    11 Dec 2015 #6
    Join Date : Dec 2015
    Posts : 1
    windows 10 build 10586

    Quote Originally Posted by Mystere View Post
    I actually have the same issue, but in Windows 8.1. It's annoying, I know. But I suspect it's something I have installed that's doing it.
    I have also the same issue
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  7.    11 Dec 2015 #7
    Join Date : Nov 2015
    Central Indiana
    Posts : 3
    Win 10, Win 7 Pro

    I am an Insider guy also; on the 1st system Win 10 took over a Win 7 Pro without full permission; they stated that they wanted to SCHEDULE the install, then said they wanted to do a small update (under 1 meg), but I went away & came back some hrs later to find the install over 1/2 done; I had no chance to back up image!
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  8.    14 Dec 2015 #8
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2
    windows 10

    Slow transfer to USB HD


    Worked 100% Thanks Mic transfer speeds back to normal and explorer stopped freezing

    Quote Originally Posted by micjulian View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I found this on the net. It solved it for me. I'll put the link here:
    How to Disable Quick Access in File Explorer on Windows 10
    Hope it will for you too.

    Regards,
    Mic
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  9.    20 Jan 2016 #9
    Join Date : Jan 2016
    Posts : 1
    windows 10

    worked for me 100% thank you bro

    Quote Originally Posted by micjulian View Post
    Hi everyone,

    I found this on the net. It solved it for me. I'll put the link here:
    How to Disable Quick Access in File Explorer on Windows 10
    Hope it will for you too.

    Regards,
    Mic
      My ComputerSystem Spec
  10.    05 Mar 2016 #10
    Join Date : Mar 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10

    THANK YOU!!! Simple fix for a VERY annoying problem. Worked for me 100% as well.

    Originally Posted by micjulian
    Hi everyone,

    I found this on the net. It solved it for me. I'll put the link here:
    How to Disable Quick Access in File Explorer on Windows 10
    Hope it will for you too.

    Regards,
    Mic
      My ComputerSystem Spec

 
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