[SOLVED] Computer slow to make new folders

kasek

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Hey running windows 10 home, I just moved and got my pc all hoked back up. When I went to create a new folder on my wd my book (less then 1 month old) i found that when i made a folder and typed in the name id have to wait about 30-45 seconds after i hit enter before I could do anything. I then tried to make a folder on the deskptop to see if it was the external drive or the pc drive. It does it for both. Ive googled and seen a lot of posts saying to make sure you run the hdd optimize which i have done and no difference. Any other ideas why this miught be happening? It never used ot do this before i moved.
 

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is pc slow to create a folder if the external drive is disconnected? Just to see if it is the wd drive or not?
hey thanks for getting back to me, i never thought to test that out. I just tried and yes it is still slow to create the folder with the external drive disconnectd
 

Colif

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So what is PC? Is it a laptop or desktop?
is it a custom built PC or brand name?
if custom, what drives in PC? If brand name, what make/model?

You might want to run HDTune on drives in PC, and look on the health tab. You only want to see OK in status on all lines.

it could be a result of the move. not sure if it could be caused by cables.
 

kasek

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So what is PC? Is it a laptop or desktop?
is it a custom built PC or brand name?
if custom, what drives in PC? If brand name, what make/model?

You might want to run HDTune on drives in PC, and look on the health tab. You only want to see OK in status on all lines.

it could be a result of the move. not sure if it could be caused by cables.
I built this PC years ago, I upgraded the HDD to a SSD about 2ish months ago. I was worried it might have been from the move but dont know what it could have been, I dont think its cables because I just had it all apart to clean it and put everything back together and rechecked after this issue. Its a desktop, sabertooth z79 mother board, intel i5 cpu, 16gb ram, samsung SSD, and western digital HDD. Ill check HDTune right now and see what it says.
 

kasek

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So what is PC? Is it a laptop or desktop?
is it a custom built PC or brand name?
if custom, what drives in PC? If brand name, what make/model?

You might want to run HDTune on drives in PC, and look on the health tab. You only want to see OK in status on all lines.

it could be a result of the move. not sure if it could be caused by cables.
checked HD tune and all 3 of my drives under health all say ok for everything....
 

Colif

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did you try this?

Yes... if you:

  1. Open Windows Explorer/File Explorer.
  2. Click the 'view' tab.
  3. Click 'Options' button at the far right hand side of the view ribbon.
  4. On the 'General' Tab, un-tick the two privacy options, and click 'Clear'.
  5. Apply/OK to exit.
The problem should have gone away by now, try creating a new folder and renaming it.
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try this:

right click start button
choose powershell (admin)
type SFC /scannow and press enter
once its completed, copy/paste this command into same window:
Repair-WindowsImage -Online -RestoreHealth and press enter
SFC fixes system files, second command cleans image files, re run SFC if it failed to fix all files and restart PC
 

kasek

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did you try this?



link

try this:

right click start button
choose powershell (admin)
type SFC /scannow and press enter
once its completed, copy/paste this command into same window:
Repair-WindowsImage -Online -RestoreHealth and press enter
SFC fixes system files, second command cleans image files, re run SFC if it failed to fix all files and restart PC
Genius!!!! The firs tthing fixed it! Should I still do the bottom part or no?
 

Colif

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Genius!!!! The firs tthing fixed it! Should I still do the bottom part or no?
glad it helped, I was starting to run out of ideas :)

it is a very strange fix? very random.

You can do bottom part whenever you like, it is a check of windows itself. Not an exclusive fix for this problem.
 
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