Fix the issue when file gets deleted very slow in Windows® OS
What are the tips and methods to solve the slow deleting of files in different versions of Windows OS?
Slow deleting of files is a common issue and can be seen in most of the version of Windows. In the case of Windows Vista and Windows 7, the slow deletion would occur when you try to delete very large file and during that the transfer rate is very slow. As a result, the users need to wait for long time. This time is more when compared to Windows XP. Some features like Thumbnail Preview would also cause this issue in higher Operating Systems Sometimes when this issue is more critical that would cause the system to hang and then would stop responding for some time. It is seen that, when the number of files in the recycle bin is increased, that would also cause the slow deleting of files in most of all Windows Operating Systems. You have to clean the system from all the viruses. Some viruses have capability to cause the slowdown of file operations.
Below given points are the tips to solve the issues sow deletion of files in Windows:
- Reduce recycle bin size
- Disable Thumbnail Preview
- Do disk defragmentation
Reduce recycle bin size
In order to solve the slow deleting issue, you have to reduce the size of recycle bin. If the number of files present in the recycle bin increases there would be degrade in the performance. Therefore, you have to open the recycle bin and then delete files permanently those you do not want in the future. As the number of files in the recycle bin reduces slowly, performance gets enhanced and then you can delete files without any issues.
Disable Thumbnail Preview
It is seen that in Windows Vista and Windows 7 when you try to open files that would make a preview thumbnail for all files. But that would cause the slowdown in the operation of files. This slowness would appear mainly when you delete the files. So it would be better to disable the Thumbnail Preview. To do that, you would click 'Organize' button on folder firstly and need to select the 'Folder and Search Options' from the menu. You have to click the 'View' tab and need to check the box for 'Always show icons, never thumbnails' checkbox and then click 'OK'.
It is seen that fragmentation would make the hard disk to do the more work. This would cause the slow performance and there would be slow deleting of files. The Disk Defragmenter would do the rearrangement of data and thus the hard disk can do the work more efficiently. So in such slow deleting issue arises, try to do the disk fragmentation. Below 'Current' status, you have to choose the disk you want to defragment and would click 'Defragment disk'. If prompted you have to give the administrator password.
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