Downloads folder take a lot of time until it's fully loaded

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by antonio8909, Apr 25, 2021.

  1. murphy78

    murphy78 MDL DISM Enthusiast

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    Is this the only folder that you have noticed this problem in?
    My thoughts are to try to run a elevated cmd prompt and "taskkill /f im explorer.exe"
    It's been a while, but I think it will either just close all explorer windows or it will also open an explorer window. Either way, try re-opening an explorer window and play with your downloads folder again.
    If that does nothing, try playing with the search functionality or recent items filtering or dropdown items filters. Something unexpected might be causing this delay.
    It could also be some kind of anti-virus program that specifically looks at the downloads folder and tries to automatically scan it every time you open it.
     
  2. broneo

    broneo MDL Novice

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    I have similiar experience like you described above, no cure for that.
    1. do backup your important file
    2. fresh install windows from the scratch.

    may be you so lucky if other will share the fix for you. good luck
     
  3. JackOO7

    JackOO7 MDL Novice

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    Try this:
    1. In explorer select View - Options - Change folder and search options
    2. Select tab View
    3. Select Launch folder windows in a separate process.
     
  4. ch100

    ch100 MDL Addicted

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    I tried that one before as well without much luck.
    This was the last option that I am aware of potentially fixing the issue.
    It would be useful if @antonio8909 tested and provided the result here.
    I think it is only poor and inefficient coding of Windows/File Explorer and there is no fix available other than Microsoft providing a solution by optimising their own software.
     
  5. case-sensitive

    case-sensitive MDL Addicted

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    >I think it is only poor and inefficient coding of Windows/File Explorer and there is no fix available other than Microsoft providing a solution by optimising their own software.

    I agree . I tthink its a general problem with win 10 . I have it with all folders :) ....... i click on a folder and have to wait and watch a green stripe go across the screen untill it opens . .
     
  6. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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  7. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Most likely crappy hardware like yoour comments :)
     
  8. kaljukass

    kaljukass MDL Guru

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    If that were the case, all users would have this problem, but unfortunately I do not have this problem either. I use currently 5 computers.
    So I ask for a lighter penalty, but there is no way I can agree with your idea.
    It must be a local problem and nothing else.
     
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  9. case-sensitive

    case-sensitive MDL Addicted

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    >Most likely crappy hardware like yoour comments

    HP ZBook 17 ........ 8 cores ...... with 32 G RAM ...... and a Kingston SSD .
     
  10. EXO56

    EXO56 MDL Member

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    HP ZBook 17 ........ 8 cores ...... with 32 G RAM ...... and a Kingston SSD

    99% of it goes to crap.
    The 1% left is barely used by your crappyfied explorer.
     
  11. Mr.X

    Mr.X MDL Guru

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    Crappy user in front of its screen then :D
     
  12. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami MDL Expert

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    Indeed, I always have the same problem after clean install, on every single computer/laptop I ever had as well. After applying tweaks, it is gone. MS lovers will never admit it though. :druff:
     
  13. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    What download folder has files in right after install?

    Right after install windows is busy indexing and such too.
     
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  14. ch100

    ch100 MDL Addicted

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    So resolving lack of coding efficiency with faster hardware. And the cycle goes on. Follow the money trail... :p
     
  15. ch100

    ch100 MDL Addicted

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    When you have a chance, try keeping the servicing folder open in Explorer and uninstall an older Package for Rollup Fix with dism.
    It is more visible on the server where the packages are large and contain lots of components.
    I have Defender disabled with NSudo and Group Policy and Indexing enabled but removed all folders from indexing, including the user profile folders on Windows 10 trying to fix exactly this issue.
    It is clear in Task Manager that Explorer runs at very high CPU, typically shows 50% when this happens.
     
  16. Enthousiast

    Enthousiast MDL Tester

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    Defender only makes mounting/unmounting take a long(er) time, no problems with 90GB of files (small and big) inside the download folder or any folder.
     
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  17. ch100

    ch100 MDL Addicted

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    Then it may be crappy CPU hardware after all for the requirements of Windows 10 but I am still not convinced that this is the only reason. :)
     
  18. antonio8909

    antonio8909 MDL Guru

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    CrystalDiskMark_20210429013129.png

    Hello, attached is the CrystalDisk report
     
  19. antonio8909

    antonio8909 MDL Guru

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    Sadly, it doesn't fix the issue
     
  20. pisthai

    pisthai Imperfect Human

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    OK, that report is the CrystalDiskMark Report and the showed speeds are just very fine!

    The CrystalDiskInfo report gives you more detailed info about the Limits etc of the used disk drive (your SSD)! Please run the test as well and post the CrystalDiskInfo Report too. Thanks.
     
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