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comment why does Windows 7 x64 Explorer.exe suddenly gobble up all available RAM and slow my system to a crawl?
First, I noticed that I only experienced the issue when browsing folders containing .docx files. Second, clearing the thumbnail cache significantly lessened the duration of the "hang" behavior, but after a few days, the behavior returned to its usual duration (2-3 minutes). Finally, I determined that the thumbnails for Word files must be the problem, and I set out to find a way to disable these thumbnails only. After disabling .docx (and .dotx) thumbnails, I have not experienced the issue again. I believe this is a bug in explorer.exe.
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comment why does Windows 7 x64 Explorer.exe suddenly gobble up all available RAM and slow my system to a crawl?
Done. Thanks very much.
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revised why does Windows 7 x64 Explorer.exe suddenly gobble up all available RAM and slow my system to a crawl?
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