slow to reorganise folder view

  1.    16 Sep 2016 #1

    slow to reorganise folder view

    Win10 14905-160811 on fast ssd system

    I have a library folder with 4,000 images. The folder is set to view in date order. When I open it in File Manager a green bar crawls across for up to two minutes before the folder is displayed in the correct order. This doesn't always happen but when a third party program wants to access the folder, it always happens.

    I have another similar folder but with under 500 images and the same happens, although it resolves faster at 30 seconds.

    Each folder is set to "general" and detail view so no thumbnails are needed.

    My system is extremely fast and is used for image processing and video editing. I have experienced this problem with many versions of Windows before.

    Are there any settings I need to alter to stop this? It is extraordinary that this happens in this day and age.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    19 Sep 2016 #2

    Hi, I'm sure you have a faster PC than mine (you can see my specs).
    I've created a test folder on my desktop of 1.5Gb containing some 650 photos.

    Whatever I do, using file explorer, changing the view from medium to large icons, to details, rearranging, adding columns - it's all pretty fast.

    Note that being on my desktop it's also including in indexed locations, and they are indexed 'immediately' when I copy photos into the folder.

    Very fast also in Open/Save from Irfanview and Faststone software, e.g.

    Do you notice any change
    a. after a clean boot
    b. if that makes no difference if you
    download and run Shellexview (free); hide all MS extensions, disable all others, noting the 32 bit option which exposes more?
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    19 Sep 2016 #3

    video of example

    Untitled on Vimeo

    This is an example. I've shortened it from the original 1min 40 secs

    This can't be right

    My system is a home built i7-4790 running normal clocking with 16Gb RAM and booting off an SSD, two graphics cards and three monitors.

    Oh and this was taken after an update and reboot to Insider preview 14926
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4. Posts : 1,457
    W10 pro x64 and W8.1 x86
       19 Sep 2016 #4

    This may be wide of the mark but the 'crawling green bar' can happen when there is also some network location that is unavailable or offline such as a printer with an integral SD card reader.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    19 Sep 2016 #5
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  6.    19 Sep 2016 #6

    I thoughtthe links from dalchina hit the nail on the head. Seems the folder property for the type of content needs to be left at 'general' for best performance. Now I had myself thought of this and changed it. But the link also says that Windows will helpfully reset this setting if it thinks fit and sure enough, it had!

    However, testing showed this made no difference alas.

    Mooly thought an unavailable network location may be responsible. Now oddly enough I sometimes find a USB drive listed in Explorer but with nothing in it and unavailable. But when testing just now, this wasn't the case so that's out too I think.

    Whilst writing this reply I played with explorer again and this time the folder opened instantly and in correct sort order! Now was this because I had just let the green bar crawl or had the fix worked? Time will tell.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


Related Threads
Solved Default Folder View? in General Support
Is there a way to globally change the Default Folder View? I've used Folder Options | View | Apply to Folders a few times, but it only seems to stick on folders I've opened.
I work with lots of libraries (around 30) and each is linked to many folders. When installing Windows and importing files I find that the default view is 'Details' but I prefer 'Large Icons'. This involves clicking and opening every folder in turn...
Slow folder view in Performance & Maintenance
I have recently started to experience a slowing of the display of items and options when viewing disc content. - Sometimes when I click on a folder in Windows Explorer (or Directory Opus which I use mostly by default) the content of the folder...
Folder view not saving in General Support
I made a screenrecord for your understanding. Sendvid - Instant video upload
I want to set all my folder views to List and have set it to be so from folder options several times but it keeps reverting to Details. Is this a bug? Anyone else experiencing this? And either way is there a master setting somewhere (like...
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 15:40.
Find Us