My Windows Explorer has been acting strangely as of late. I am worried that I will have to do a system recovery to fix it, which I obviously would like to avoid. Anytime I open Windows Explorer and view any of my file folders, the Navigation Pane (that usually shows libraries and desktop and favorites and computer) does not finish loading. It shows an hour glass over the libraries and computer and favorites shortcut instead. Then, when I expand the arrow at the top to try to go to my user name folder or navigate to somewhere else, it says that it is computing items and it never stops.
I read somewhere that this could be related to the search index and that a possible solution would be to rebuild the index files? I'm not sure though. This has been a constant, persistent problem since last week and doing hard reboots and a system restore did nothing to help. I would love to know what the root of the problem is so that I could fix it.