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Windows 7: recycle bin takes forever

18 Jun 2014   #11

Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by iknowjohnny View Post
W7 64 bit. When i click the recycle bin it sometimes taks as long as 20 seconds to open. Otherwise the PC runs great, is fairly state of the art and has a SS drive. The only other speed issue is at times, tho not nearly as often, it will take rather long for a image file to open in the windows photo viewer. But it's the recycle bin that almost always does this. The system also have very little running normally. There are maybe 12-15 things running in task manager at startup.
Any idea what could cause this?
Hello iknowjohnny,

I got a wild theory about this.

Do you happen to have any HDDs connected as well?

If you do, then check using the tutorial below to see if you happen to have Windows set to turn off hard drives after being idle for so many minutes. If so, set it to "Never".
Hard Drive - Turn Off Hard Disk After Idle or Never
If set to turn off, this would cause a delay to open the Recycle Bin while it's waiting on the HDDs to spin back up to read their $Recycle.bin file.

Hope this helps, :)
Your "wild theory" solved my problem today. Thanks!

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