SOLVED: File Explorer Not Loading or Loading Slowly After Windows 10 Upgrade

After upgrading from an older version of Windows to Windows 10, quite a few users started experiencing an issue with File Explorer where File Explorer would either simply not load anything or load data at an incredibly slow pace, often resulting in only a small part of the data being loaded. This was an issue that plagued quite a lot of Windows users who upgraded to Windows 10 from older versions of the Operating System.

Thanks to the hard work and dedication of a couple of the Windows 10 users who were affected by this problem in the past, the culprit was found to be the Windows Search service that would start automatically every time affected users’ computers booted up and they logged into them. That being the case, the simple solution to this problem is to disable the Windows Search service. However, disabling the Windows Search service can have a couple of pretty serious consequences – even though the Search feature in File Explorer works perfectly fine following the disabling of the disabling of the Windows Search service, the Search bar in the Taskbar no longer works, along with a few Cortana features.

In order to inhibit the Windows Search service from starting up every time you boot your computer up and login to it so that you can ultimately resolve this problem, you need to:

Hold the Windows Logo key + R to open up a Run dialog.

Type msconfig into the Run dialog and press Enter.

In the System Configuration window, navigate to the Services

Scroll down the list of services, looking for a service named Windows Search with hawk-like eyes.

Once you locate the Windows Search service, simply uncheck the checkbox beside it, and doing so will effectively disable

Click on Apply.

Click on OK.

Close the System Configuration

When prompted to decide whether or not you would like to restart your computer now or at a later time to have the changes take effect, click on Restart to restart your computer immediately.

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Once your computer boots up, the Windows Search service will not start automatically and you should no longer experience any issues with File Explorer loading very slowly or not loading at all.

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SOLVED: File Explorer Not Loading or Loading Slowly After Windows 10 Upgrade

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