Eventually I found the service that was causing the problems with file explorer. I didn't know this fix was so simple! Reply Per Bradley says: November 5, 2016 at 4:50 pm I'll also works on Win 10 - thank you! Thank you! his comment is here
Reply de says: December 31, 2016 at 11:35 pm thanks, it works Reply Leave a Reply Cancel reply Long Zheng User experience entrepreneur Melbourne, Australia I'm a person and stuff. applications us this to easily find short cuts to applications. Thanks for the help everyone abhilash1inApr 8, 2009, 5:18 PM Even i have the same problerm. I changed the folder property to general items, now my folder opens like a breeze.
With a quick settings change, you can make the Downloads folder open quickly in Windows 7, 8 or 10. I tried deleting clearing out the folder but that didn't have a lasting effect. Reply jbertmcc says: April 1, 2015 at 10:45 pm Too Funny, but I share the pain. I filed all my media into their proper folders and voila, my downloads folder works fine.
Reply Juke says: May 28, 2016 at 6:33 pm Awesome, problem fixed. Windows 7 didn't have this problem. you saved me! http://www.laptopmag.com/articles/slow-windows-downloads-folder Reply josiahsprague says: December 24, 2013 at 5:45 am I've been dealing with a slow downloads folder for years!
Dave L Says: June 21st, 2016 at 4:30 pm This doesn't seem to have any effect, at least on Windows 10. Downloads Folder Working On It Windows 10 Reply jdaniel006 says: February 14, 2014 at 7:47 pm BIG thank you! Eventually I found the service that was causing the problems with file explorer. Reply Robert De Niro (analyze this) says: December 11, 2016 at 8:06 am You, you, you're good you!
I have a related problem that has annoyed me since the introduction of Windows !0. more info here Related Resources Syste folders take long time to open Folders and programs take very long time to open in IE (SP2) Full screen games take long time to open. Windows 10 File Explorer Slow To Open I also found after reading this and looking that whole drives were set to be used as picture storage so if you have a drive that takes forever to load when Windows 10 Slow Loading Folders This become quite annoying as I frequently access downloaded files from browsers.
Reply School Of Make-Up says: May 14, 2015 at 6:53 am Thank you thank you thank you! this content My experience mirrors his.March 21, 2016 Peta-Ann Frestle Would like to say a big thank you for making the process of fixing things on my computer very easy......cheers guys x I only seem to get this issue with one folder: Devices and Printers. workd for me as well. Downloads Folder Takes A Long Time To Open Windows 10
The slow-loading Downloads folder problem occurs because, by default, Windows is trying to create thumbnails for photos and videos in the folder, even if none of the files are pictures. thanks Reply FeraBR says: December 11, 2013 at 4:38 am Just disabled Windows Defender, and then installed Avast Free, now my Downloads folder opens instantly. Click apply then ok 7. weblink I didn't even google "Downloads folder slow to open" because I couldn't imagine that this would be a common problem - Microsoft are surely not that stupid!
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Click Services 4. It's been a small frustration, but it's been months since it was doing this. However, when the optimization is stated as Documents or General, I have noticed that the time taken to load a folder is comparatively lower. Downloads Folder Taking A Long Time To Load Windows 10 Unfortunately, this change doesn't seem to always stick as Windows may change the option as you download more files, so you may have to check this setting once in a while.
Seriously after A DECADE we are still dealing with slow indexing and crap like this. Reply Fulanito de Tal says: February 10, 2016 at 8:12 am Thank you very much! Thanks!!!! check over here Reply Brent says: March 15, 2014 at 4:02 am I had the same problem… You have to navigate to the downloads folder through the normal C:\Users\[username] hierarchy, not the dynamic link
any mapped drives or network drives?