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File Explorer Slow Searching

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file explorerOne 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.

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