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Explorer incredibly slow on 8.1

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    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.

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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    You can try this link: Right Click Menu Lag on my pc
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    I had the same problem with an unresponsive file explorer. My problem was ultimately solved by running the "troubleshoot search and indexing."
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Explorer incredibly slow on 8.1
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