Windows 10 File Explorer – Working on it…


When browsing my Downloads folder, or any folder in general, on Windows 10 I have experienced the Working on it… message and it takes a few seconds to load.  This doesn’t matter if I have a lot of files/folders or just a few, it still hangs.


Open Folder Options > Set Open File Explorer to This PC. Try WinKey + E now.

If it opens fine, then problem is with Quick access cache, which can be cleared by deleting *.automaticDestinations-ms from the following directory, using Command Prompt.

del %AppData%MicrosoftWindowsRecentAutomaticDestinations*.automaticDestinations-ms

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