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Thread: My system is slow to show shorcuts.

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    Default My system is slow to show shorcuts.

    This is related to my previous post. I discovered what the real problem is.



    I use shortcuts placed in some of my sub folders to navigate quickly between folders.

    For the past several days, when I go to open or save a file and the open/save file window opens to a folder with shortcuts, it is slow to show those shortcuts and until the open or save window shows all the things it's supposed to show, it won't respond to commands.

    When I navigate in Windows Explorer to a folder that contains shortcuts, it is slow to read those shortcuts and show the icons.

    I've even noticed that the Start/All Programs menu is slow to respond and show the program shortcuts installed there as well.

    Put simply, my system seems to be slow to read and show shortcuts and their icons.

    I have no idea what could be causing this. I have not installed any programs for several weeks or made any other changes to my computer. What can I do to find and fix the problem? Everything else works just fine with no problems whatsoever.

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    Hi

    there is no direct solution to speed up the sortcuts.
    and may be shortcuts are not the only one causing problem to speed.

    You may go for
    - Clean up your desktop (as it is one of main point)
    - Disk fragment
    - Clean up of temporary files
    - Detect and repair disk errors
    - Registry error
    - Windows update and antivirus update

    Hope all this help
    Last edited by kunu; 7th January 2011 at 13:22.

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    No effect, but thanx anyway :-)

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    When you say you use shortcuts, is this just a handful or quite abit of shortcuts you have placed. What may be causing it is if there is a large amount of shortcuts the system simply has alot of work to do in the background making sure all directories for each shortcut are located before allowing you to interact with them.

    Have you tried using CCleaner to clean you system? If not give it a try. There are some advanced cleaning functions that may help.

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    Did you try with and without indexing - that may make a difference.

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    An unusual problem. As LW suggested, please remove unwanted shortcuts and run Shortcut Cleaner and see if it helps. If reducing the number of shortcuts makes the problem go away, then that could be the reason.

    Also run system file checker.

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