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Explorer Folder is Slow to Open

  1. #1


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1

    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

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  2. #2


    Ok, lets take it by the numbers.

    In order for that folder to open, your request has to be put into the Request Que and the OS has to schedule it with the other programs also wanting access to the CPU. Multi tasking is a complete misnomer......
    Your CPU can actually only do one thing at a time. (Have you told Windows to use all your CPU cores?) Most users never do!!!

    So it's slow.....what's new? That's the way it will work, till you Minimize the number of things that your CPU is doing at any one moment in time. Have you disabled all your redundant TSR's? Those are the things in your Startup Folder, that run in the background all the time, every time you boot up. Shut off everything in that folder (run, MSCONFIG > Startup (or Task Manager, in win 8) ) that you absolutely don't have to have running every time you boot up.

    Anyway, once you delete or disable all the peripheral BS running in the background, your Explorer will open like it used to.
    I do this stuff for a living, so I know what works.
    Oh by the Way, you also have at least 20 or more Redundant Services running in the background, that you could either totally disable or at least put into "Manual" mode. I've done all this and my computer (8 years old, now) runs like a scalded cat!!!
    (Faster than any new computer today, right out of the box)

    New computers, today, right out of the box, run at about 30 to 40 % efficiency. It's up to the SETUP technician or the user to make them run like they really should. AS a setup technician, I tweak and tune every computer that I work on, for optimum performance.
    On most laptops, I double their efficiency. It's become childs-play for me. And it's FUN!

    I do the same thing for my little Kia Soul. She runs like a scalded cat!


    Good Luck! & Happy New Year!!!

    TM
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  3. #3


    Posts : 23
    Windows 8.1


    Quote Originally Posted by TechnoMage View Post
    Ok, lets take it by the numbers.

    In order for that folder to open, your request has to be put into the Request Que and the OS has to schedule it with the other programs also wanting access to the CPU. Multi tasking is a complete misnomer......
    Your CPU can actually only do one thing at a time. (Have you told Windows to use all your CPU cores?)

    So it's slow.....what's new? That's the way it will work, till you Minimize the number of things that your CPU is doing at any one moment in time. Have you disabled all your redundant TSR's? Those are the things in your Startup Folder, that run in the background all the time, every time you boot up. Shut off everything in that folder (run, MSCONFIG > Startup (or Task Manager, in win 8) ) that you absolutely don't have to have running every time you boot up.

    Anyway, once you delete or disable all the peripheral BS running in the background, your Explorer will open like it used to.
    I do this stuff for a living, so I know what works.
    Oh by the Way, you also have at least 20 or more Redundant Services running in the background, that you could either totally disable or at least put into "Manual" mode. I've done all this and my compute (8 years old, now) runs like a scalded cat!!!
    (Faster than any new computer today, right out of the box)

    Good Luck! & Happy New Year!!!

    TM
    Yeah, Windows is using all my cores. I really shouldn't have a problem with too many programs running in the background especially since I have an i7 4770k at 4ghz...I also disabled some unnecessary stuff like Adobe, etc.
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