File explorer slow/Never loading solution Solved

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  1.    16 Apr 2017 #21

    Thank you!!!

    razghost said: View Post
    Ok so since upgrading from 7 to 10 file explorer has been a absolute nightmare! Everything was either incredibly slow, didn't happen or only partially load. After enduring this to this day I have decided enough is enough and started diagnosing by limiting the startup services using MSconfig.

    After going through enabling startup services groups at the time and restarting the computer everytime! Eventually I found the service that was causing the problems with file explorer. The service is called Windows search and once disabled it restored functionality to file explorer. The search function in file explorer works but the search in the taskbar doesn't.

    Step by step guide:
    1. Hold Win+r to open run
    2. Type msconfig and hit ok or enter
    3. Click Services
    4. Navigate to Windows search (you can sort the list in descending alphabetical order)
    5. Uncheck tickbox
    6. Click apply then ok
    7. Select to restart now

    Hope this works for you.
    It really worked!! i faced this problem after updating to creator update in windows 10 and seriously after disabling it it worked , i just made an account to thank you cause this problem was killing me and i was about to reinstall windows! so thanks!!
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  2.    30 Apr 2017 #22

    You save my day mate.

    It worked well. Thank you
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  3.    28 May 2017 #23

    Thank you! That problem was making me so annoyed. I literally was about to start crying out of frustration.
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  4.    04 Oct 2017 #24

    I wanted to try this, but under Services I do not see Windows Search. I am sorting alphabetically and go from Windows Remote Management to Windows Time.
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       04 Oct 2017 #25

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    Open Admin Tools > System Configuration (msconfig.exe)
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  6.    05 Oct 2017 #26

    In Task Manager, it shows up as WSearch
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  7.    05 Oct 2017 #27

    Ed thanks I see it in task manager as Wsearch with the description Windows Search status stopped.
    If I right click on it and try to start I get the error message :

    The operation could not be completed.
    The service cannot be started, either the because it is
    disabled or because it has no enabled devices
    associated with it.
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  8.    20 Jan 2018 #28

    Thank you, legend! After about a dozen recommended fixes from various forums this is the one that did it for me.
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  9.    14 Mar 2018 #29

    This search disable worked for me a couple of months ago and i thought my troubles were over but now, after the latest updates I am back to the never ending loading with green progress bar and some, or sometimes no thumbnails. I have tried every fix on every forum, a fix will work for a while and then the problem re occurs. There's no corrupt files. There must be some inherent flaw but nobody has been able to pinpoint it. Microsoft seem to know less about their product than their customers, or perhaps they are just keeping quiet about it. Their suggestions have been time wasters. I will seriously consider a mac (and I've never owned one) next time i buy a new computer, this windows 10 fiasco has wasted many hours of my life which in turn costs me $$. I must spend 1-2 days a month trying to remedy this problem. Anyone know if this might be caused by an AI mimic? I believe they are following all of us, learning from our responses to situations. This problem started for me last year about the time singularity rolled out. Coincidence? Could be, I know this problem has a history way prior. I don't know what to try next, and can't justify too many more hours on it, any lateral thinkers out there with suggestions?
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  10.    20 Mar 2018 #30

    Thanks to the person who suggested clearing the history in windows explorer. it cured the NOT LOADING ISSUE for me.
    I had to run %temp% to be able to pull up an explorer i could actually access the menu options.
    General tab
    click on the "clear" as in history.

    and thats all it took
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