The Windows 10 operating system has not been smooth sailing for everyone. Soon after the release of Windows 10 to public, almost everyone upgraded to Windows 10 had to deal with inconsistent Start menu and default apps.
Microsoft has ironed out most of the issues with November Update and Anniversary Update for Windows 10, but it still has plenty of issues. One common complaint about Windows 10 is that the File Explorer opens very slowly.
As well know, the File Explorer or Windows Explorer usually takes two to three seconds to open after performing a reboot or cold boot. But the subsequent launches happen instantly.
Windows Explorer opens slowly in Windows 10
Since the launch of Windows 10, many users have been complaining that the File Explorer often takes five to ten seconds to open.
Well, if you are also experiencing this slow opening behavior of File Explorer or Windows Explorer in Windows 10, you can try out the given below solutions to address the issue.
Method 1 of 2
Reboot your PC
If you have performed a system reboot in a while, it’s a good idea to restart your PC once before trying out the other solution mentioned below.
Method 2 of 2
Stop and Start Windows Search service
Step 1: Type System Configuration or Msconfig in Start/taskbar search and then press Enter key to open System Configuration dialog.
Step 2: Here, click on the Services tab. You should now see all running and stopped services.
Step 3: In the services list, look for Windows Search service.
Step 4: Uncheck Windows Search box. Click Apply button to disable the service.
Step 5: Finally, check Windows Search service and then click Apply button to start it again.
Close System Configuration dialog. If you see the following dialog Restart and Exit without restart options, click Exit without restart button.
Try launching the File Explorer now. It should now start without any delay.
Don’t forget to check out our how to always open File Explorer to This PC in Windows 10 guide.