How to fix slow loading icons in explorer.exe? [FIXED]

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  1. Ultra Male

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  2. GTK48

    GTK48 MDL Member

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    I have the same problem using build 14279 . The prior rs1 build did not have this issue. The next build out will probably fix this.
     
  3. LatinMcG

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    likely related to indexing need for the info of file.
    or icon cache.
     
  4. Ultra Male

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    yeah I never had this in the first official build 10240
     
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  5. Ultra Male

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    right, but it does this upon every restart or when I don't access that folder for a while

    this wasn't an issue before
     
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  6. ville96

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    I have always had this issue since Windows 8. It looks like the icons are not loaded from the icon cache but from the files every time. Though I don't know why it would take so long to load even without the cache.
     
  7. OldMX

    OldMX MDL Senior Member

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    I think you have a serious case of PEBCAK, have you scan for it lately?
     
  8. Ultra Male

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    case of what?? :confused:
     
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  9. Bat.1

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  10. Ultra Male

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    oh snap!! :mad:
     
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  11. 24ounce

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    Turn off windows defender real time protection in local group policy editor to keep it disabled
     
  12. cocotus.interruptus

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    Uh... How about organizing the mess into folders instead, so that all the icons don't get extracted from the EXEs every time you hit the folder (triggering AV scan). :eek:
     
  13. jbeckman

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    That's usually what works here although I haven't disabled it.

    You can easily compare by opening the folder and check how quickly the icons load and then close it and add a exclusion for that folder for Defender and check it again and it should load much quicker now.
    (EDIT: Can also just exclude the drive itself or the .exe extension but obviously that's a security risk so I'd advise against it.)
     
  14. Ultra Male

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    ok I'll try that

    thanks d00d
     
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  15. endbase

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    @Phoenix I was looking at your computer specs and I find them impresive but what's up with the 17" monitor :confused:
     
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  16. Ultra Male

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  17. Ultra Male

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    Just bumped the overclock from 4.4 GHz on all cores to 4.5 GHz on all cores with a -80V voltage offset, rock stable with max temps under AIDA64 stability test of 80C

    in gaming max temps are around 70-75C
     
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  18. endbase

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    Nice specs tho for an laptop :clap:
     
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  19. Bresha_87

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    I think this is a Windows Defender issue, it scans all the files on opening. An installation of Avast Internet Security or any other commercial antivirus solution, will fix your problem.