Solved Windows 10 Excessive Time Searching for & Downloading Files

September 7, 2015 at 14:14:00
Specs: Windows 64
Ever since I downloaded Windows 10 I have had trouble locating and opening the documents on my computer. When I click on a folder to open it I get the message "working on it" and the system appears to be trying to open the folder. This can take HOURS. If I try to stop it, my screen goes dark and starts up again in a few minutes only for the process to start over.

If it does open the folder and list the documents, the same thing happens when I try to open an individual document.

When I make changes to a document and try to "save as," it freezes again. It can take me three hours to make a simple change to a document and save it.

Additionally, it takes the same amount of time to attach a document to an outgoing email.

This is beyond frustrating. I'm a writer and need access to my folders.

Any thoughts on what the problem is?

Thanks for any input/suggestions!


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September 7, 2015 at 17:00:02
The cumulative updates fixed a lot of thing depending on when you downloaded the official Windows 10 Upgrade directly from Microsoft.

1. Hit Winkey+R to open Run window.
2. Copy & Paste the following command in the OPEN window and hit Enter.

%windir%\explorer.exe %localappdata%\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Indexed\Settings\en-US\AAA_SystemSettings_MusUpdate_UpdateActionButton.settingcontent-ms


EDIT: The above command works only for Windows 10 running in U.S.A. For countries other than U.S.A. the command will be slightly different depend on region. Hopefully you are in this country.


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#1
September 7, 2015 at 15:57:56
Any thoughts on what the problem is?

How about you first telling us a bit more about your machine.

Question 1: Was it running flawlessly before you upgraded to Windows 10?

Question 2: Where did you get the update and how did you do it?

Question 3: Is our hard driving suffocating for free space?

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#2
September 7, 2015 at 16:35:56
Yes, it was running perfectly before the upgrade.
I got the upgrade from Microsoft (from the invitation link)
I have used 111 GB of 465 GB

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#3
September 7, 2015 at 16:47:56
Good but duh I forgot to include the next two questions

Question 4: After the upgrade did you shut down then restart Windows 10?

Question 5: Have you download and install the six or seven Windows 10 Cumulative Updates?

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#4
September 7, 2015 at 16:49:43
:)

I did shut down and restart.
But I did not install the updates you mention. Where do I find them?


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#5
September 7, 2015 at 17:00:02
✔ Best Answer
The cumulative updates fixed a lot of thing depending on when you downloaded the official Windows 10 Upgrade directly from Microsoft.

1. Hit Winkey+R to open Run window.
2. Copy & Paste the following command in the OPEN window and hit Enter.

%windir%\explorer.exe %localappdata%\Packages\windows.immersivecontrolpanel_cw5n1h2txyewy\LocalState\Indexed\Settings\en-US\AAA_SystemSettings_MusUpdate_UpdateActionButton.settingcontent-ms


EDIT: The above command works only for Windows 10 running in U.S.A. For countries other than U.S.A. the command will be slightly different depend on region. Hopefully you are in this country.


i_Xp/Vista/W7/W10 User

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#6
September 7, 2015 at 17:36:05
It worked! Oh my goodness! Thank you so much.
Only problem... the magazine article I had just finished (and couldn't get to save) is gone!
I tried to recover but it says I don't have any documents to recover.
I'm ill. I have to start over. But at least the problem is solved going forward.

Thank you!


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#7
September 7, 2015 at 18:10:48
Glad to hear it worked for you. Curiously what program did you use to generate the magazine article? Maybe I could help you with that too.

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