Does your Downloads folder take forever to load? The following steps apply to Windows x64/x86 OS’s only.
Downloads folder and click
You will see a dialog box pop out like this.
Go to the
Customize tab on the opened dialog box.
You will see a drop-down box with a label
Optimize the folder for:
Change that setting to
General items in the drop-down box.
OK. Now, your
Downloads folder will load quicker than it was before.
Note: This is only a temporary fix. Windows will re-categorize the
Downloads folder to
Pictures again after some time. So, check the above settings if your
Downloads folder starts to load slowly after a while.
A more suitable fix is to move all your downloaded files to separate folders and optimize the folders appropriately for documents, pictures, music, and videos. I never leave any downloaded files in the downloads folder, I always move them to an appropriate location right away.