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Windows 7: Windows 7 hangs when creating and renaming new folder

07 Nov 2009   #1
Rhyous

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows 7 hangs when creating and renaming new folder

Ok, so I have a problem where Windows 7 hangs when creating a new folder and hangs again when renaming it.

I have documented this problem on my blog here:

This has my hardware details, etc...

I consider myself an expert at troubleshooting (being in support for over 10 years including time as a Lead Technician doing Windows 2000 support focussing on performance), and have checked quite a few things to try to pinpoint this issue, but I just can't find the cause.

I am asking others if they have seen this issue. I need to know if it is only on my workstation, or if others are seeing it as well.

Have you ever right-clicked, chose new folder and then had to wait 45 seconds for a new folder to appear.

Then the same thing when you try to rename the new folder, a hang of about 45 seconds before the new name take affect.

Anyway, let me know if you have experienced ths.


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07 Nov 2009   #2
seekermeister

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE
 
 

I have only seen it hang for a couple of seconds, and that is only on random occassions. I rarely use Windows Explorer, so I had assumed that even the times that it did hang for a moment was due to the third party file manager that I use, but am not certain.
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08 Nov 2009   #3
Rhyous

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Now that I am paying attention, it did it when I made a new text file. It did it when I created a new library and when adding a new file to the library.
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08 Nov 2009   #4
eggiwegs

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Yes, same problem here. I cant be sure when it started or what I did previously when it began (installed Windows Updates, installed a program, etc.) but I am continutally having problems when doing these simple tasks such as creating a new folder, renaming, etc.

Hopefully MS catches onto this soon and offers the update/patch for it. Its getting annoying.
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08 Nov 2009   #5
Frostmourne

Windows 7 Ultimate x86-64
 
 

Have you installed the newest drivers - BIOS and chipset included?
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05 Apr 2010   #6
janmejaya

windows 7
 
 

i have also same problem by renaming any file or by creating a new folder/text document/MS word explorer.exe hangs but other process or programmes are running smoothly.
i have not installed any software, hardware or windows update recently
if any body have a solution for it plzzz post
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05 Apr 2010   #7
motc7

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Rhyous View Post
Ok, so I have a problem where Windows 7 hangs when creating a new folder and hangs again when renaming it.

I have documented this problem on my blog here:

This has my hardware details, etc...

I consider myself an expert at troubleshooting (being in support for over 10 years including time as a Lead Technician doing Windows 2000 support focussing on performance), and have checked quite a few things to try to pinpoint this issue, but I just can't find the cause.

I am asking others if they have seen this issue. I need to know if it is only on my workstation, or if others are seeing it as well.

Have you ever right-clicked, chose new folder and then had to wait 45 seconds for a new folder to appear.

Then the same thing when you try to rename the new folder, a hang of about 45 seconds before the new name take affect.

Anyway, let me know if you have experienced ths.
I do not see in your original posting on your blog....have you tried creating a new user in Windows 7 and see if the same thing happens?
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05 Apr 2010   #8
CommonTater

XP Pro SP3 X86 / Win7 Pro X86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by janmejaya View Post
i have also same problem by renaming any file or by creating a new folder/text document/MS word explorer.exe hangs but other process or programmes are running smoothly.
i have not installed any software, hardware or windows update recently
if any body have a solution for it plzzz post
What anti-virus are you running?

Most scan whenever something new is created in the file system... depending on settings in the AV it might cause the delay you're seeing...
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05 Apr 2010   #9
motc7

 
 

Has the OP tried a new user profile yet? I would be interested in the results.
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05 Apr 2010   #10
thegm

win 7 enterprise x64
 
 

I had the same problem exactly,

I found out that it was the Antivirus real time scanner which was the one to blame. (ESET)
apparently, i had some large files with HTML extension (DDL's) and each time i tried to rename or create a file or folder in that area the RT tried to scan them.
resolve the issue by renaming the files or changing the antivirus...

hope it helped....
TheGM
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