Windows 10: Windows Explorer running slow when I rename or delete files Solved


  1. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
       11 Mar 2016 #1

    Windows Explorer running slow when I rename or delete files


    When I try to rename or delete a file Windows Explorer freezes for an average of 20 seconds. I opened my running processes to see what I could find, and during this 20 second period it reads "Not Responding" next to Windows explorer (as seen in image).

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    I've taken my drive to a shop to see if my HD was possibly failing, but it passed all tests. This just started happening suddenly, and I've looked all over for a solution. It also affects any apps like Photoshop in the 'Save As' or 'export' dialogues it moves really slow. Please help! I haven't been able to pin-point a file type specifically affected because I have tried this with media files like PSDs all the way down to TXT files types.

    I'm on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit upgraded from 7 Pro 64-bit if that matters.
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  2.    11 Mar 2016 #2

    Hi, assuming
    a. your hardware is ok
    b. Windows files are intact

    I suggest you do the following to see if something installed is doing this.
    Try
    a. a clean boot
    Clean Boot - Perform in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts - Windows 10 Forums

    b. if that makes no difference, then use Shellexview (free).
    Hide all MS extensions
    Disable all others
    (Note with 64 bit Windows the 32 bit option shows other extensions)
    Retry.
    (Allows you to check for the effect of context menu and shell extensions which sometimes have unexpected effects - out of date or badly written programs).
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       12 Mar 2016 #3

    I was preparing my computer for a reformat, so I removed my empty partition from my non-WinOS HD (D drive) and extended that drive to fill the whole 1TB. I did one backup before doing any of this just in case, walked away from my computer for 2 hours, came back, and everything WORKED FINE AGAIN. Renaming, deleting, and even Photoshop save as prompts didn't lag anymore!!!! The weird thing is I was only trying to rename/delete files on my C drive where my OS is, and that's where the issue was. I checked for Windows updates, and the only thing that updated yesterday was an Adobe Update, so I'm thinking Adobe Acrobat right click feature was to blame here. ANYWAYS, thanks for offering your help @ dalchina!!!!!!!
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  4. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
    Thread Starter
       12 Mar 2016 #4

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, assuming
    a. your hardware is ok
    b. Windows files are intact

    I suggest you do the following to see if something installed is doing this.
    Try
    a. a clean boot
    Clean Boot - Perform in Windows 10 to Troubleshoot Software Conflicts - Windows 10 Forums

    b. if that makes no difference, then use Shellexview (free).
    Hide all MS extensions
    Disable all others
    (Note with 64 bit Windows the 32 bit option shows other extensions)
    Retry.
    (Allows you to check for the effect of context menu and shell extensions which sometimes have unexpected effects - out of date or badly written programs).
    Oh and that Clean boot link also was very helpful. Got rid of an old Akamai Session (Licensing Cache) that 3D Studio Max left behind after an uninstall.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    12 Mar 2016 #5

    Glad it helped. Note those two basic techniques for diagnosis of conflicting programs or delays or problems with the context menu.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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