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Windows 7: explorer.exe high CPU usage - tried everything I can think of

06 Sep 2014   #11
patrick81

windows 8.1 pro
 
 
Thank You

I know this is old, but I made an Account just to say thank you I would never have discovered that it was a desktop icon causing my problem.

Thanks Again,
Patrick


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25 Oct 2015   #12
NaiWan

Windows 10 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nothsa View Post
I tracked down the issue to a shortcut on the desktop that wasn't displaying its icon (Finally! After two weeks!). This was apparently causing explorer.exe to go into a loop, consuming a lot of processing power ( terrible programming =P ).

To fix it, I right-clicked on it and selected "Properties > Change Icon" and selected an icon from another file at random.
Thank you very much. Finally I found the working solution after went crazy chasing another method, scanning malware, viruses bla bla bla..
Thanks again. very useful.
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