Windows 8 and 8.1 Forums

Explorer incredibly slow on 8.1

  1. #1

    Posts : 13
    Windows 7

    Explorer incredibly slow on 8.1

    Some change or update to Windows 8.1 Professional has caused Explorer to become incredibly slow. Right clicking a folder leads to a circular rotation cursor and a wait from 10-20 seconds before the right-click pop-up menu appears. Clicking on the arrow to the left of a folder leads to another circular rotation cursor and 10-20 second delay before the folder expands.

    Anybody have any idea what is slowing down Explorer so drastically ? I cannot recall anything I have done to cause this enormous unresponsiveness in Explorer and can only think that some Windows Update being automatically installed has done this.

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    San Jose - California
    Posts : 2,846
    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3. #3

    I had the same problem with an unresponsive file explorer. My problem was ultimately solved by running the "troubleshoot search and indexing."
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Explorer incredibly slow on 8.1

Similar Threads
Thread Forum
Win 8.1 Explorer search slow or alternative
I have five hard drives. A total of 7Tb of data! Windows Explorer is often too slow searching for a file name from the search box. I've read that windows indexing isn't very good. Is there a way to improve it or better yet, an alternative please?
General Support
Brand-new HP Pavilion 10-e010nr laptop is incredibly slow
I recently received a brand-new HP Pavilion 10-e010nr laptop for Christmas. I went through the setup process and it went smoothly. I quickly noticed that the computer was slow, even before installing anything, but thought nothing of it at first, until a day or two later; then it got annoying. I did...
General Support
Windows Explorer slow at the opening
Hello to all, for about a month I have this problem without having done absolutely nothing .. the pc works perfectly in every way. When Windows has started, and I open "Windows Explorer" from the taskbar opens after about 2-3 seconds, it does almost always Taking two tests I found that if I...
General Support
slow file explorer
pls, help! For some days I think my file explorer has some problem. For example: If I click on a .docx in Total Commander, it loads promptly, but when I want to use "save as" in the Word, it waits for 30 seconds before pops up the browse window. Config: Win8.1 updated, Intel i5-4200M laptop...
General Support
Windows 8.1 suddenly booting up incredibly slow
Hey, My laptop is never usually that slow but last night it was really slow and I restarted it but it took about 5-10 mins to get to the gateway loading logo an after awhile it said diagnosing but it didn't do anything, this morning I switched it on and it came on the login screen straight away...
Performance & Maintenance
File Explorer green ribbon very slow
Hi, I am running on Windows 8.1 Pro 64-bit and my file explorer would be like this: 44672 and it will take a long time to load. I have reinstalled my windows already and replaced all my hard drives since this problem exists. Thanks.
General Support
Explorer Folder is Slow to Open
Hello, whenever I go to open my Explorer folder or if I haven't opened it in a while it is very slow to open. Takes maybe 5-10s to open up when normally it used to be instant. This is the folder I am talking about if there are any confusion: View image: Explorer
General Support

Eight Forums Android App Eight Forums IOS App Follow us on Facebook