Increasing speed of Windows® Explorer in Windows® 7
What are the various problems due to which Windows Explorer slows down in Windows 7?
Windows 7 has released many of its editions like Windows 7 Starter, Windows 7 Home Basic, Windows 7 Home Premium, Windows 7 Professional, Windows 7 Enterprise, Windows 7 Ultimate etc. All these editions have their own features in order to provide good functionality. All these features and functionalities help enhance the system performance. You could avail yourself of all the features provided by each edition of the Windows 7 Operating system after you activate the Windows 7 editions. Sometimes, you may face the problem of Windows Explorer slowing down in Windows 7 in the form of malware infections, unwanted files, problems with shortcuts on the desktop etc.
Best ways to increase the speed of Windows Explorer in Windows 7:
- Run an antivirus scan
- Defragment your hard drive
- Delete unnecessary files and shortcuts from the desktop
Run an antivirus scan
The main reason behind the slowing down of Windows Explorer is computer virus infection. You can install a subscription-based program like McAfee or Norton to protect your system from computer viruses. You can also download antivirus programs like Avast or AVG for free. All these programs perform scans to detect the presence of computer viruses in your system.
Defragment your hard drive
If you have a set of content on your hard drive, it may have become fragmented over time, meaning your processor must work harder to access the content. This could often result in the problem of Windows Explorer slowing down. To solve this problem, you need to run the defragmenting application under the 'System Tools' menu and select 'Defragment' when the window pops up.
You need to delete old, unused files and temporary files by using 'Disk Cleanup' utility. To access this utility, you need to select 'Start' and choose 'All Program'. After selecting the 'Accessories' menu, you need to open 'System Tools'. 'System Tools' displays the Disk Cleanup utility. To have a few shortcuts on the desktop is an easy way to rapidly launch your favorite programs; however, if the number exceeds 10, your processor would start wearing down and then the Windows Explorer can slow down as well.
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