troubleshooting Question

File Explorer takes a long time to populate one particular folder

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When I open File Explorer in Windows 10 and explore my way to my own personal folder stored on our NAS drive, it takes about 7 seconds to populate the folder with its contents. It loads them in some kind of random order and then once it has finished it then places them in alphanumeric order.
When I use the File > Open command in Word, it takes no time to populate my personal folder.
The problem does not occur when doing the same thing on different PCs on the network.
Could anyone suggest what the problem might be that is causing this slowness?....and how to solve it?
Thank you
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