If you are a frequent Windows 10 user, then you must have noticed that whenever you try to access the Downloads folder in Windows 10, it takes some time to load as compared with rest of the Windows 10 folders that open up right at that instance when you double-click on their shortcut icons. The problem with the Downloads folder is that whenever you want to open it, it tries to create thumbnails for all the photos and videos that might be present in your Downloads folder. This process takes some time to be completed and some users find this wait really annoying. In this article, we will explain to you the method through which you can fix a slow opening Windows 10 Downloads folder.
Fixing Slow Opening Windows 10 Downloads Folder
In order to fix a slow opening Windows 10 downloads folder, you will need to perform the following steps:
Type file explorer in the search section of your taskbar and click on the search result to launch the file explorer window. The newly opened File Explorer window is shown in the following image:
Right click on the Downloads shortcut in order to launch a cascading menu as highlighted in the image shown above.
Now click on the Properties option from the cascading menu as highlighted in the image shown below:
As soon as you will click on it, the Downloads Properties window will appear on your screen as shown in the following image:
Now click on the Customize tab from this window as highlighted in the image shown above.
Click on the dropdown list corresponding to the field saying, “Optimize this folder for” as highlighted in the image shown below:
Now select the General Items option from this dropdown list as shown in the following image:
Finally, click on the Apply button and then click on the OK button in order to save your settings.
By following the method discussed in this article, you can easily reduce the opening time of the Windows 10 Downloads folder and enable it to open up as soon as you click on its icon.