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Windows 7: File Explorer search or drill down getting slower and slower

26 Oct 2019   #1

Windows 7 Professional, 64-bit
File Explorer search or drill down getting slower and slower

I set my indexing to index my data drive, which is on D:, from the top of My Documents. I stopped indexing my C: drive (O/S location), since comparatively this doesn't change that often. This worked for many years. But in recent months, searching on D: has gotten slower and slower. Should I re-enable indexing on the C: drive?

This doesn't just happen for searches, but when I'm drilling down with File Explorer from the My Documents root, there is at first a huge time lag. A lot of disk is being written or read. Once I get past the time lag, though, everything flows just fine. It's like it needs to load a map of My Documents or something!

What could be wrong?

I'm going to re-enable indexing on C: just in case it's that simple.


My System SpecsSystem Spec
27 Oct 2019   #2

Windows 7 HP 64

Do a disk check
Open a CMD window as administrator and type:
chkdsk D: /f
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 File Explorer search or drill down getting slower and slower

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