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Windows 7: Quick Launch menu slow to populate

12 Nov 2010   #11

Windows 7 64bit

OK - Will have to see if anyone comes along with something.

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19 Nov 2010   #12

Windows 7 64bit

The quick launch menu takes 2 -3 minutes to populate - anyone any suggestions?
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13 Dec 2010   #13

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Mine takes a few seconds to populate when I first boot up. But I do have like 23 shortcuts there.

The only thing I can think of is too a icon cache rebuild

Icon Cache - Rebuild

or too disable it, reboot, then enable it again and see if any difference.
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14 Dec 2010   #14

Windows 7

It wouldn't hurt to temporarily remove the internet shortcuts from quicklaunch and see if it makes a difference. I think I remember this contributing to the kind of slowdown being described.
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06 Jan 2011   #15

Windows 7 x64

What anti-virus software are you using? I just started having this problem with slow-populating icons after a recent Avast update and from googling it seems to happen with other anti-virus software as well. Test by disabling the AV and see if that helps. I've solved the problem by excluding the "\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch\" folder from scanning during read-only access.
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07 Apr 2011   #16

Microsoft Windows 7

i have the same problem, but when i check the dead links for shortcuts and whola it works fast
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11 Aug 2013   #17

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I was having this problem as well with the Quick Launch Tool Bar (as well it would just Disappear every once in a while - but that is another story). So I decided to try Using the "Links" Tool bar instead.

This solved the "Disappearing" problem I was having, but I am getting the same 'Slow to populate' problem with it as is being described here with the Quick Launch Toolbar.

It sounds to me like it is not a "Toolbar" problem; rather it seems to be something else.

By the way, once it populates the first time, the next time I click it (and every time after that) it comes up instantly. Seems a little strange - anyone have anything further on this?
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