Some users encountered in opening Word documents to such a problem: in the Windows 10 environment, through the “Quick Access” to open a large Word (.docx) documents that have been edited in the network shared folder, File Explorer will stop responding for a long time, while the local documents open are no problem. So, what is the cause of this phenomenon, how to avoid the time lag in opening a network shared Word document?
1. the reason for this problem
This problem occurs because File Explorer calls Microsoft Office Shell Extension (Office Shell Extension) to query the “recently used files” list of file details, when the extension is still querying the contents of the file, Windows may This will cause File Explorer to restart the query, and this extension activity may then cause the File Explorer window to freeze. This is more likely to happen when repeatedly querying large files that are published on the network. 2.
2. Solutions to avoid stalls
The easiest way to avoid stalling is actually to not “Quick Access” these files, so we can make Explorer open “This PC” by default instead of “Quick Access Instead of “Quick Access”. First, in Explorer, click “View → Options” to enter the “Folder Options” window, and then under the “General” tab, select “Open when opening File Explorer” to “This computer” (Figure 1). The above options can also be set by right-clicking on the “Quick Access” item and selecting “Options” to enter the “Folder Options” window.
If you encounter an unexpected situation where the above items in the Folder Options window cannot be modified, you can open the Registry Editor and locate “HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\Windows\” in order. CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced” branch. Check if the LaunchTo value exists in the right pane, if it is missing, create a new DWORD (32-bit) value and name it LaunchTo. Double-click LaunchTo and set its value data to 1 (Figure 2). Close the Registry Editor and restart File Explorer for the setting to take effect.
Another way to avoid clicking on these files from Quick Access is to hide recently used files and folders in Quick Access. Generally, we just need to remove the check mark before “Show recently used files in Quick Access” in the “Folder Options” window under the “General → Privacy” setting, and then make sure ( As in Figure 1).
If the above setting option is not selected, you need to check if there is a DWORD ( 32-bit) type value ShowRecent, if it does not exist, you need to create the new value. Finally, set the numerical data of ShowRecent value to 0 (Figure 3). Finally, just exit the Registry Editor and restart Explorer.
After the above settings, cut off Windows 10 through the Office shell to extend the way to call documents, to prevent the phenomenon of time lag caused by accidental connection, and then directly through the network share to open and access Word documents, there will be no Explorer stall.