One of our customers recently experienced issues when searching for files in File Explorer. When searching for files and folders, it was unusually slow.
Here is a quick solution to resolve any slow searching issues:
Steps To Resolve Slow Searching In File Explorer
- Open File Explorer from the taskbar at the bottom of your screen
- Click on the View tab
- Open Options from the right-hand side
- Go to the Search tab
- Press Restore Defaults
Many Windows 8 and 8.1 users experience this issue after having installed Classic Shell, a program which gives the look and feel of Windows 7. Classic shell enables a search setting which has a negative impact on searching: “Always search file names and contents (this might take several minutes)”. The steps above will ensure that this setting is disabled and restored to defaults.