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Windows 7 Explorer Refreshes Slowly

When opening a folder (Windows 7, 64 bit) this does not happen all of the time, but enough to be annoying ..

1. the list of files and folders don't have icons, instead there is a blank rectangle for the icon.

2. there is a considerable pause before the icons show up.  this is especially true if you resort the files/folders for instance by clicking on the size or date modified columns.  There is a bar that slides across the top of the window pane as if there were a refresh operation in progress.

3. sometimes this refresh is short, but more often is it takes a long time (30-90 seconds), and the opened folder is not actively available.

is there a solution for this?
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RBECKMN
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
I see what you see. For me, it is not often and so not obnoxious. I do not know of any solution despite some significant time looking around.

Take a look at xPlorer2 (zabkat.com). I use that now in place of Windows Explorer and I do not have that issue with xPlorer2. I understand it is  a workaround, but it is the best I have come up with.

.... Thinkpads_User
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RBECKMNAuthor Commented:
i still have not found a great solution to this problem, but am closing the question at this time.  thanks to those that helped.
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John HurstBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Thanks. I was happy to help and if I find something new I will post.

.... Thinkpads_User
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jcimarronCommented:
RBECKMN--You are welcome.
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