"My Pictures" loads slow

Started Dec 11, 2012 | Discussions thread
Eric Carlson
Eric Carlson Veteran Member • Posts: 6,551
Easy fix for slow loading folders

I had the same issue you describe. The fix was easy: Set the folders to optimize as "General" instead of "Photo", and they will load instantly.

Right click on the folder, select Properties, select the Customize tab, in the drop down under "Optimize this folder for:", select "General Items", and if necessary, also click the checkbox for "Also apply this template to all subfolders."

This might change the folder view from icons (thumbnails) to something else, but you can change it back to icons, and it will still be fast.

ChrisBurch wrote:

I have a similar experience with large folders on both my desktop and laptop. I'll open the folder in Windows Explorer and a green bar will start to paint across the top of the screen before any contents show up -- takes several minutes before the contents are displayed.

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