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Windows 7: Delete in Windows Explore extremely slow

03 Oct 2011   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Delete in Windows Explore extremely slow

When I right-click a file and click Delete (or alternately use File, Delete) in Windows Explore, there is about a 20-30 second lag time before the Delete File dialog box opens to confirm I want to move the file to the Recycle Bin. If I use Shift+Click, there is the same long lag to the Dialog to ask me if I'm sure I want to permanently delete the file. When I click Yes, the Delete is immediate. I tried using the ShellExView utility to disable and enable each shell extension I was suspicious of with no luck. Any help greatly appreciated.

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03 Oct 2011   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium
RecycleBinProperties uncheck Display delete confirm . . .

I just went into Recycle Bin Properties and unchecked "Display delete confirmation dialog" and that resolved it. I've been working on resolution all day. Who knew it was so simple; that said, this is not "normal" behavior to have such a long delay and I would still like to know what is causing the lag in when the confirmation is displayed.
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