Windows Explorer 7 very slow

Posted on 2015-02-12
Last Modified: 2015-02-12
Adding folders and right-click menu has become extremely slow, taking a long time to do stuff. How do I fix it?
Question by:wordsilk

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by:Share Kilpatrick
ID: 40606720
Are you sure it is Windows Explorer 7?  Go to the "help" tab and click on "About Internet Explorer."  It will list the version there.
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There could be a number of reasons as to why the right click context menu takes a long time to display. Have a look through the troubleshooting steps on this article and see if any of the steps there help resolve your issue:

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ID: 40606752
It's NOT Internet Explorer I'm talking about -- it's Windows Explorer and the right-click menu. If I want to add a new folder, it takes up to a minute to actually add the folder. If I want to re-arrange my desktop, it can take up to a minute for the menu to show up. I know the difference between a browser and the folder directory.
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And it's for Windows 7 -- not 8 (didn't you read the question?)

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by:Shark Attack
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Have you looked at your processes to see what is taking up all the CPU and memory? Right click on Task Bar and click on Start Task Manager
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And it's for Windows 7 -- not 8 (didn't you read the question?)
Yes I did. The steps in that article can also apply to Windows 7.

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ID: 40606792
Found this and will try it.

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