Win 7 Explorer ribbon green progress bar of DEATH

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November 20, 2016 at 17:32:23
Specs: Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bit, Core 2 Quad/8gb DDR2
I have a secondary 1Tb hdd which I store strictly movies and mp3's on, my issue is when I open the mp3 folder, which contains roughly 8k+ songs, it takes Explorer exactly 4:46 minutes for it to fully organize. The green progress bar goes across then starts to slow down three quarters of the way then goes on a mind numbing crawl. I have columned the tracks as "genre, title, artists & time", whenever I edit a name the whole process starts over again, another 5mins wait. It's starting to happen to my video folder as well but it doesn't have as many files as the mp3's do.

I have done my initial research and from what I've gathered this issue dates back to Windows Vista and of course Microsoft has done absolutely nothing to rectify the situation, surprise, surprise. The most common suggestion is to customize the folder and have it optimized to General Items, does absolutely nothing, again surprise, surprise. Previously if I clicked on any column, "snap" it instantaneously organizes, doesn't happen to Windows Media Player nor VLC only Explorer.

I've error-checked, defrag, and disc cleanup so far, everything checks out fine.

There must be a permanent "fix" for this issue, it never happened with Win XP but even on Win10 the problem persists.

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November 20, 2016 at 19:28:25

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November 20, 2016 at 21:26:19
I wonder if Disk Clean Up might not help, if it does then it can be run occasionally and it would keep things clean enough to speed things up.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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November 21, 2016 at 06:53:38
Tried disk cleanup already, no change.

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November 21, 2016 at 15:08:06
Did you check the link?

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