Solved

Windows 7 Explorer Refreshes Slowly

Posted on 2013-01-07
5
279 Views
Last Modified: 2013-01-22
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?
0
Comment
Question by:RBECKMN
  • 2
  • 2
5 Comments
 
LVL 92

Accepted Solution

by:
John Hurst earned 250 total points
ID: 38753015
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
0
 
LVL 50

Assisted Solution

by:jcimarron
jcimarron earned 250 total points
ID: 38753048
0
 

Author Closing Comment

by:RBECKMN
ID: 38806950
i still have not found a great solution to this problem, but am closing the question at this time.  thanks to those that helped.
0
 
LVL 92

Expert Comment

by:John Hurst
ID: 38806996
Thanks. I was happy to help and if I find something new I will post.

.... Thinkpads_User
0
 
LVL 50

Expert Comment

by:jcimarron
ID: 38807565
RBECKMN--You are welcome.
0

Featured Post

Netscaler Common Configuration How To guides

If you use NetScaler you will want to see these guides. The NetScaler How To Guides show administrators how to get NetScaler up and configured by providing instructions for common scenarios and some not so common ones.

Question has a verified solution.

If you are experiencing a similar issue, please ask a related question

INTRODUCTION The purpose of this document is to demonstrate the Installation and configuration of the Data Protection Manager product. Note that this demonstration was prepared on the basis of Windows OS is 2008 R2 and DPM 2010. DATA PROTECTI…
A quick guide on how to use Group Policy to create a custom power plan and set it active on Windows 7.
This Micro Tutorial will teach you how to the overview of Microsoft Security Essentials. This is a free anti-virus software that guards your PC against viruses, spyware, worms, and other malicious software. This will be demonstrated using Windows…
This Micro Tutorial will give you a basic overview of Windows DVD Burner through its features and interface. This will be demonstrated using Windows 7 operating system.

813 members asked questions and received personalized solutions in the past 7 days.

Join the community of 500,000 technology professionals and ask your questions.

Join & Ask a Question

Need Help in Real-Time?

Connect with top rated Experts

10 Experts available now in Live!

Get 1:1 Help Now