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Windows 7: windows explorer takes forever to show content

11 Oct 2011   #1

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windows explorer takes forever to show content

I have windows 7 home premium 32bit on a pretty fast AMD phenom II x4 with 4gb ram. The problem I ahve is with windows explorer. When I click on a drive, it takes about 5 seconds before it will show me the folders. Then when I click on a folder, I have to wait as a little hourglass-type slider goes across the top of the screen before it will show the contents. This can take anywhere from 2-15 seconds. I don't remember any other windows OS doing this.

Is there something I can change to help speed this up? Not sure that it matters, but I checked defrag and most of my drives are less than 5% fragmented - the most being 15%.


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11 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)

It is some third-party application you have installed. Either security software or some extension in Explorer like one that adds something to the context menu.
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12 Oct 2011   #3

windows 7

thanks. can you elborate? I have avast but don't see how that can affect it. And I don't understand the explorer extension thing.
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