If you use lots of shared folders (nas and network in general), windows 10 quick access algorithm could create troubles.
Simply disable it to achieve again maximum response time from your system.
To change how Quick Access works, display the File Explorer ribbon in any folder, navigate to View, and then select Options and then Change folder and search options. The Folder Options window opens.
uncheck “Show frequently use folders in Quick access.”
uncheck “Show recently used folders in Quick access.”
I was getting annoyed because every time I tried to rename a file, even if it was a brand new file; File Explorer would jump around, and only take part of the file name text I had tried to enter. So it would end up somewhere other than where I wanted it. Clearing the quick access as described above worked – thanks.
Microsoft – why is this bug cropping up again?
Finally, this solution works. It was pretty frustrating to not able to use my computer basically at all. Windows mess up absolutely every single update.
you are the best, only this solution help me, thanks a lot
I cannot find the “Show recently used folders in Quick access.” in the Options folder in Windows 10.
Works like a charm!
Fixed my problem! Win 10 re-syncs the old files that was in your old download and documents folders and your most used folders too. so when you do a fresh install (Like my case) it will still think that the same old files you had are your “Most used” ones and sync them to quick access. Somehow the existens of these non-really-existent folder maps is fucking up the operation of creating a new folder.
This did not solve my issue 🙁
I’m sorry to hear that! Maybe can be related to other factors
Great !!! This bug was driving me crazy. Thank you very much.
Awesome, this solved my problem too! Cheers!
Just wanted to say this solved my issue. Thank you.
Still slow here, used to be instant and now taking around 30 seconds to rename a file and open.
This worked. It was taking 2 minutes just to rename a file. Thanks.
Yes. I had the same problem