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Slow Solidworks Icons in windows explorer

Question asked by Habib Ghalamkari on Nov 25, 2017
Latest reply on Nov 27, 2017 by Habib Ghalamkari

I have a strange problem that has started from a week ago.

When ever I browse for my files in windows explorer, it takes a long time for explorer to show Solidworks' icons, depending on the number of files in the folder.

Sometimes it takes a whole 5 minutes or more to show a folder containing 50,60 files.

I'm not sure if it's a Solidworks side problem or windows. I've asked this question in windows forum and I've been told they have heard of this several times and it only happens for solidworks files.

Solidworks Option is set to not showing thumbnails in windows explorer.


The files are on a mapped network drive, but explorer behaves the same for local files on C,D drives too.

I've attached a short video to show this problem in action.


I'm running SW2018,premium

Windows 10, latest update with 16GB memory

NVIDIA Quadro K600 with latest driver updates