Whenever I interact (right-click, open, etc) with a zip file, windows explorer (file explorer) hangs for a couple of seconds and it's been bugging me for quite a while now. Help! Is there a way to stop this from happening?

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    It is probably checking it out with the Defender software.
    – vssher
    Commented Feb 8, 2020 at 9:25
  • a similar issue with winzip and a possible solution (might work for explorer) so give it a try : kb.winzip.com/kb/entry/13
    – Madhubala
    Commented Feb 8, 2020 at 9:49
  • run from an admin prompt: wpr.exe -start GeneralProfile, Then reproduce the issue, then run wpr.exe -stop C:\hangwithzip.etl Maybe you can zip and share this etl file. If you want to try and understand it, from the MS store, download and install Windows Performance Analyzer. Commented Feb 8, 2020 at 16:59


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