Thursday, May 09, 2013

Windows folder green loading bar , unresponsive/slow behavior - Fix It

Window gree loading bar - trick dump

An old Windows fix for an equally ancient Windows issue. This Windows Explorer "bug" goes back to the days of Windows Vista, yet unfortunately remains a glaring annoyance in Windows 7 and Windows 8.

This unresponsive/slowdown behavior is typically seen when browsing the "Downloads" folder, so it's very likely it's happened to you as well. Windows tries to be smart about the files you store in your folders and thus optimizes the view and sorting options for pictures or videos. On either of those settings it will try to generate thumbnails for all your files (even when they are not pictures or videos) and take away precious seconds of your time, every - single - time.

Needless to say it's a very frustrating behavior, but thankfully something that can be easily fixed.

Window gree loading bar  fix it - trick dump



1. In Windows Explorer, right click the Downloads folder (or any folder you are having issues with),
   select Properties.
2. Select the Customize tab
3. From the drop-down menu, Optimize this folder for: "General Items"
 
That should do the trick

Source: techspot.com