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Windows 7: Windows takes too long to load folders

10 Feb 2018   #1
Wozza UK

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows takes too long to load folders

For some time now I have been having a problem with a very slow green bar at the top of all my folders. Literally every time I browse to a folder and start viewing documents or images etc the bar begins to build at the top and takes forever to reach the end.

It even restarts the process if I click on another file and if an image is at the bottom of the folder it will take forever before I can preview it because I assume windows is still working its way down there.

I have tried two things to no avail:
  1. Setting the folder properties to 'General Items'. (Also tried the other options too).
  2. Turning indexing both on and off.
Many people have reported success with these two solutions but neither has worked for me what so ever.


My main drive is an SSD and it says I have used 215Gb and have 17.3Gb free.



Thanks.


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10 Feb 2018   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Hi Wozza UK, welcome to the Forum.

The most likely cause is your SSD approaching maximum capacity. According to your System Specs, that SSD has a capacity of 232Gb & you are at 215Gb. Windows likes to have at least 10% free & you are well below that. Can you transfer some files etc. to another drive, or delete some installed programs you never use.

While Windows says you have used 215Gb, you need to have plenty of space for the the Page File, which can will take up a lot of space when you are opening large folders or doing searches.
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10 Feb 2018   #3
Layback Bear

Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64
 
 

I agree with Ranger4.
Windows 7 needs elbow room to work properly.
Some have reported that some ssd's require 20% free space.

Jack
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11 Feb 2018   #4
Wozza UK

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

OK thanks. I will try to remove some stuff.
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11 Feb 2018   #5
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Thanks for the update.
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