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Windows 7: Folder increasing explorer.exe cpu usage

10 Apr 2013   #1
RenatoP

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Folder increasing explorer.exe cpu usage

Hey guys,

I'm having a problem that when I open my Music Folder it makes my explorer.exe CPU usage go to 25% and only reseting my PC solves the problem. No other folder makes my PC behave like this.

The music folder is quite big... It has a lot of files and uses lot of space.

I tried to google the problem and found some tips to try solving this, but none helped me.

What I already did:

- Divided the music files into sub folders (Didn't help)
- Chkdsk to try finding an error (No errors found)

The music folder is inside a brand new HD - Seagate ST 1000 DM003 - 1TB

So I'm here trying to find some light to my problem
Anybody can help me?

Ps.: I've uploaded two screenshots, one is what happens when I open the music folder, it never ends the "refreshing".




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10 Apr 2013   #2
logicearth

Windows 8.1 Pro (x64)
 
 

Good chance one of the files, music is badly formed when Explorer is attempting to read it for its various data or just so many...who knows.
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10 Apr 2013   #3
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Do you have this connected in with your libraries?
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10 Apr 2013   #4
RenatoP

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by logicearth View Post
Good chance one of the files, music is badly formed when Explorer is attempting to read it for its various data or just so many...who knows.
Now that you've mentioned, I have one music file which I can't delete, and he is kinda new to the folder...
You know how I can force a deletion?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by benjy206 View Post
Do you have this connected in with your libraries?
Yes, I do.
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10 Apr 2013   #5
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

When you try delete it what is it saying?

When its connected to you Libraries it would use up a bit more also.
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10 Apr 2013   #6
RenatoP

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I'll attach a screenshot....

This is what shows to me, and it doesn't change....

Translating: Preparing for recycling...


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10 Apr 2013   #7
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Ok well i don't understand that sorry. But it looks like items remaining and stuff. Try go into safe modeand deleting the file.

Safe Mode this will show you how to access safe mode
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10 Apr 2013   #8
RenatoP

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by benjy206 View Post
Ok well i don't understand that sorry. But it looks like items remaining and stuff. Try go into safe modeand deleting the file.

Safe Mode this will show you how to access safe mode
Still can't delete the file.... :/


EDIT: Tried with Revo Unninstaller Pro to delete the file, Revo crashed heheh
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10 Apr 2013   #9
RenatoP

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Okay, I did it!
Used an app of my smartphone to access my music folder and deleted the file...

Good lord.... Who'd have thought of that? hahah
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10 Apr 2013   #10
benjy206

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Good. Any change?
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