Windows 10: Slow Folder Loading when sorting by Date Solved

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  1.    09 Aug 2015 #1

    Slow Folder Loading when sorting by Date


    I am a photographer and needless to say have thousands of photos on my computer. However, I've noticed since upgrading to Windows 10 that a folder with only 5 jpeg's can take 10 seconds to load (with the green process bar) if I sort by date. Seems to be fine with file name sort.

    It's been quite annoying..I've noticed this on two separate computers. I upgraded from Windows 7 Pro. Tried turning on and of indexing made no difference...Tried the windows 8 fix of changing directory properties to General instead of photos, again nothing I've tried makes a difference. Thanks
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       09 Aug 2015 #2

    It takes quite a while to index a folder or drive I usually leave the computer running for half a day for it to do it's thing
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  3.    09 Aug 2015 #3

    I've been running for about a week or more now!
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  4.    10 Aug 2015 #4

    I want to do a clean reinstall of Windows 10 . I only want to save the photos and the favorites in my ( IE) Internet Explorer. How do I go about it? At the moment, I don't have a 💿 disc or USB media drive. anything I can use online? Thanks.
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       10 Aug 2015 #5

    xGMANx said: View Post
    I want to do a clean reinstall of Windows 10 . I only want to save the photos and the favorites in my ( IE) Internet Explorer. How do I go about it? At the moment, I don't have a  disc or USB media drive. anything I can use online? Thanks.
    If you have a MS Account. then do the followings:
    1. Open IE Explorer. Right click on title bar and put a check mark on "Menu bar"
    2. Click on File->Import and Export then export your Favorites to Desktop
    3. Sign in Onedrive: Microsoft OneDrive - Access files anywhere. Create docs with free Office Online. with your account and password.
    4. Drag the bookmarks and drop to the browser to upload to onedrive.
    5. Select all your photos. Again drag & drop to the browser to upload to onedrive.
    6. Now you can fresh install Windows.
    7. Sign back in to Onedrive and download what you saved in step 4 & 5
    8. Open IE and import the bookmarks
    9. done.
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  6. topgundcp's Avatar
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       10 Aug 2015 #6

    @bkushner
    Unless you want to do a fresh install of Windows then it will clear up some of your problems. If not, there's a lot of junk that was carried over from the previous Windows. One of them is Windows.edb (Search index database). 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.
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  7.    19 Aug 2015 #7

    Thanks for the reply. I am trying this but it won't allow me to delete the folder, says it's in use by Windows Search. I even tried after rebooting..

    topgundcp said: View Post
    @bkushner
    Unless you want to do a fresh install of Windows then it will clear up some of your problems. If not, there's a lot of junk that was carried over from the previous Windows. One of them is Windows.edb (Search index database). 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.
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  8.    20 Aug 2015 #8

    Top this fixed my problems. Booted to Safe Mode in order to delete this search file and rebooted and working like a charm now..thanks!!!

    topgundcp said: View Post
    @bkushner
    Unless you want to do a fresh install of Windows then it will clear up some of your problems. If not, there's a lot of junk that was carried over from the previous Windows. One of them is Windows.edb (Search index database). 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.
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  9.    07 Sep 2015 #9

    Thank you bkushner! I had a similar problem and your fix worked for me too. In fact any sorting in a folder view would take over 5 min.. I did notice that if I dropped back a level and then returned to the folder that was taking so long to sort, it would be sorted. This only happened on my desktop, not my tablet. One word of caution for anyone else trying this fix. After I rebooted out of Safe Mode, it didn’t initially seem to work. I walked away for an hour and when I came back to post that it didn’t work for me … it was working.
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  10.    30 Jun 2016 #10

    None of the things mentioned worked for me. I solved this by unchecking the "Allow Files in the folder to have contents indexed in addition to file properties" option. You do this by first getting the Properties of the folder, then on the General tab press the Advanced button in the Attributes section. Apply the changes to the folder and , subfolders and files.
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