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Windows 7: Desktop slow to rebuild folders after 30 seconds inactivity

29 Jun 2015   #1
Altomar718

64bit Windows 7
 
 
Desktop slow to rebuild folders after 30 seconds inactivity

Hi Guys

Can anyone PLEASE help?

I have had issues with Windows Explorer has stopped working when open folders in the past, which I am not sure if it is related to my problem now. I am getting a proble.m with my desktop if it has been inactive for 30 seconds or more - If I open a folder, say photos from example, it opens as a white box and then takes some time for the files to appear. Once its done this, it works perfectly as many times as you want. However, if I leave the mouse alone or do not input anything - after 30 seconds (I have times it) there is a delay while the folders populate again !

I have done a poor video of this - the first bit is opening normally (within the 30 seconds, the secpnd bit with the delay is after no input) I would REALLY appreciate any help. I have disabled everything in MSCONFIG and it still happens as well as changing folder options to GENERAL etc. The only time it does not happen is in SAFE MODE - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKrpzNOjE94


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29 Jun 2015   #2
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Problems like this may happen due to a corrupt desktop.ini file?

Before going on, would you try a new user account and see if problem exist there? User Account - Create

See if this would help Folder Template - Change

There is this little app to reset desktop.ini - make a backup of current one/s before using it (if you use it) - Fix Desktop.INI files in Special Folders using DesktopINIFix for Windows Vista - The Winhelponline Blog

You will need to unhide protected system files to make them visible.
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29 Jun 2015   #3
Altomar718

64bit Windows 7
 
 

GokAy - Thanks for the reply - I appreciate it - I did as you said and created a new account and it all seemed to work perfectly but when I went back to my account ..... same issue. I also downloaded the app to reset the Desktop.ini (which I was really hopeful about) - but I see it is for Vista and although I tried it anyway, did not unfortunately work and I still have the problem.
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29 Jun 2015   #4
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Tried this one? Folder Template - Change

Try it on Desktop folder in C:\Users\youraccount\desktop


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Hmm, just rename your current desktop.ini files and copy them from the new account This should fix if indeed desktop.ini are the problem. If it doesn't work, delete the copied ones and rename old ones back.
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29 Jun 2015   #5
Altomar718

64bit Windows 7
 
 

Thanks GokAy - I found that on the Internet and tried that, but no difference as it definitely seems to be a glitch on the Desktop, and not the folders - If I open a folder, there is a delay but then, it opens instantly and will do that time after time..... if I do not move the mouse, or use another program for example searching the internet with Firefox or Chrome, if it over 30 seconds, when I go back to the desktop and try to open a folder - then I get a blank white box and have to wait for the files to show. I have searched for desktop.ini on my 64bit Window 7 and cannot find a path like the other post you did with a link for Vista.
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29 Jun 2015   #6
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Did you check desktop and those folders' properties for what they are optimized for?

Also the program works on Win7, just checked. Rename the desktop.ini files to desktop2.ini and click fix button. It will create a different one.
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30 Jun 2015   #7
Altomar718

64bit Windows 7
 
 

Hi GoKay - I did change the properties in the folders to GENERAL before but I cannot find an actual desktop.ini file - I went into My Computer and searched 'desktop.ini' and it just listed lots of entries but not an actual file (as pictures 1-4 althouth there are more) and in the file most of them mention C:\Windows\winsxs (Picture 6 is of that folder) which is full of files but none are actually desktop.ini !


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30 Jun 2015   #8
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

No need to search anywhere
In folder options - view - check show hidden files and protected system files - apply
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30 Jun 2015   #9
Altomar718

64bit Windows 7
 
 

That is already checked, but I dont know where to locate the actual desktop.ini file to rename it etc.


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30 Jun 2015   #10
GokAy

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

They will show on your desktop. If not, run that fixer, select desktop and click fix. See if it will appear.
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