File Explorer on my Windows 11 machine is somehow slow when I try to:
- Navigate between folders
- Create new files/folders
It takes somehow 5+ seconds in order to respond to any action.
I think there's no problem in my storage drive (pretty new internal SSD storage, with SATA connection). Also, when I navigate or create new files/folders on VSCode's File Explorer, it responds instantly with no slowness problems seen in File Explorer.
I'm currently using the latest Windows 11 version 22000.593 (released 2022-03-28) with no new available updates not installed yet.
I have my Windows 11 installed as a fresh copy (not an upgrade) for 4 months now.
In full-screen (by pressing F11), lag in displaying files/folders while navigating is magically ~none. The only lag (in full-screen) is when naming files/folders, it takes ~3 seconds after I hit Enter to set a new name for a file/folder and be able to use File explorer in other tasks again (because it become ~ freezing during these 3 seconds). When I exit full-screen, lag comes again and becomes noticeable. (Thanks to harrymc for this note)
There's less noticeable lag for short time after boot (however lag exists), and become more severe after using computer for some time. Also, I have enough memory, 32GB and is 50% used most of the time.