Contents of C Drive Slow to Display

Posted on 2012-09-19
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Last Modified: 2012-09-19
If i navigate to my computer and then C drive the contents of the C drive takes approximately 3-5 minutes to display.  If i navigate to my documents and then type c:| in the menu bar the c drive contents appears instantly.  Is there a way to fix this?
Question by:deklinm
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Don Thomson earned 2000 total points
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1. Make sure that the number of files and folder in the root of the C: drive is less than 250 - you should not have any more than that. The root is not a place to store files

2 - Right mouse click on the c: drive and goto properties - Tools tab and error checking
Click on the bottom box only to start - IF it say's it can't complete - Do it again and check both boxes - Then Restart and keep your hand away from the keyboard - It will do a boot level diskcheck  - and fix any minor problems

3 Delete any files or folders in the user Temp folder

your may need to turn on the Hidden files and folder and the show extentions  -

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ID: 38415439
i ran out of space....ooops

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