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Slow loading folders in Windows Explorer

  1. #1


    Posts : 32
    windows 8 pro

    Slow loading folders in Windows Explorer


    Hi there !

    I have found little issue, that when i run Windows Explorer and browse folders,
    it takes very long time to open folder content, about 10 sec. (see picture).
    That's just when i power on computer or restart, after first slow loading folders, then works fine.

    I found that on both disks, SSD and HDD.
    I have Windows 8.1 installed, clean install.

    I didn't notice that on my earlier setups.
    My hardware configuration didn't change.

    Any tip would be appreciated,
    Best,
    Matej
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  2. #2


    Posts : 32
    windows 8 pro


    I have figure out that this behaviour was caused by update KB2919355 !
    I have clean install of Windows 8.1 and all updates installed.
    After i installed KB2919355 update, there was this issue in Windows Explorer.
    So, i un-installed this updated, Windows Explorer works fine again.
    I hope there will be some fix soon ....

    Best,
    Matej
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  3. #3


    I've noticed the same issue.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 3
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Same issue here...
    Any fix or workarround available?
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  5. #5


    Posts : 32
    windows 8 pro


    "
    It looks like new user account has fixed the issue.
    Follow the steps, if the issue doesn't persist in new user account,transfer the profile data to this account.
    Please follow the steps below to do that:
    a) Press Window key + Xtogether and select Windows Explorer.
    b) Click on View taband Click on Options at the top right corner.
    c) Click the View tab, and then clickShow hidden files, folders, and drives.
    d) Uncheck the box which states Hide protected operating system files.
    e) Click Yes to confirm, and then clickOK.
    f) Locate the C:\Users\Old_Username folder, where C is the drive that Windows is installed on, and Old Username is the name of the profile you want to copy files from.
    g) Select all of the files and folders in this folder, except the following files:
    •Ntuser.dat
    •Ntuser.dat.log
    •Ntuser.ini
    h) Right click and Select Copy.
    i) Locate the C:\Users\New_Username folder, where C is the drive that Windows is installed on, and New Username is the name of the new user profile you created.
    j) Right click inside the folder and select Paste.


    "
    For some users this works, also worked for me, but i had then some other issues with some software compatibility (music software), so i was forced to un-install this update and then works normal, so i'm not using spring update atm.

    Best,
    Matej
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  6. #6


    Posts : 3
    Win 8.1 Pro


    Thanks for your reply schmety!
    Creating a new user account did indeed solve the problem!
    Sadly I wasn't able to get the account working after copying the "old" user data into the new one, seems like some data was corrupted in the AppData/Roaming/Microsoft folder. Maybe this was also the reason for the slow Folder loading issue... Just set up a new user account and configured it manually, so now everything is fine again... So thanks again for your hint!
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  7. #7


    Posts : 3
    Window 8.1 & Windows 7


    Hi everybody ,
    I found an easy solution for "Slow loading folders in Windows Explorer" after installing KB2919355 .
    Go to Control Panel - Folder Options - View and unchecked Show status bar .
    Restart your computer and everything is back to normal !

    Supier
    Last edited by supier; 27 May 2014 at 20:21.
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  8. #8


    Posts : 3
    Window 8.1 & Windows 7


    I found an easy solution for "Slow loading folders in Windows Explorer" after installing KB2919355 .
    Go to Control Panel - Folder Options - View and unchecked Show status bar .
    Restart your computer and everything is back to normal !

    Supier
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  9. #9


    Posts : 3
    Win 8.1 Pro


    KB2962409 seems also to solve this Problem...
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  10. #10


    Posts : 3
    Window 8.1 & Windows 7


    Your are right .
    After I installed this optional Windows update (KB2962409) I checked "Show status bar" in Folder Options and now everything works normally ( no delay in opening folders ) .

    Thanks!
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