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Adding folders and right-click menu has become extremely slow, taking a long time to do stuff. How do I fix it?
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by:Share Kilpatrick
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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: http://www.online-tech-tips.com/windows-8/slow-right-click-context-menu/
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by:wordsilk
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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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by:wordsilk
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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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by:VB ITS
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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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by:wordsilk
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Found this and will try it. http://windowsxp.mvps.org/slowrightclick.htm
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