Fix – Windows 10 Freeze Renaming – Saving Files and Folders

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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.”

press “Clear”

Problem solved!

 

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Larry
Larry
5 months ago

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?

Mr Nope
Mr Nope
10 months ago

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.

Gulana
Gulana
2 years ago

you are the best, only this solution help me, thanks a lot

Kelle Aspinall
Kelle Aspinall
2 years ago

I cannot find the “Show recently used folders in Quick access.” in the Options folder in Windows 10.

gates
gates
3 years ago

Works like a charm!

HayWeeME
HayWeeME
3 years ago

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.

Robyn Pearson
Robyn Pearson
3 years ago

This did not solve my issue 🙁

titi
titi
3 years ago

Great !!! This bug was driving me crazy. Thank you very much.

Alessandro
Alessandro
3 years ago

Awesome, this solved my problem too! Cheers!

Sam
Sam
3 years ago

Just wanted to say this solved my issue. Thank you.

SARAH TRUSHELL
3 years ago

Still slow here, used to be instant and now taking around 30 seconds to rename a file and open.

josh
josh
3 years ago

This worked. It was taking 2 minutes just to rename a file. Thanks.

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