The high CPU utilization by Windows Explorer, which is sometimes 100 percent, makes Windows 11, 10, 8.1, ... and MS Server sluggish!
1.) ... Certain malware can cause high CPU usage!
|(Image-1) Windows system file recovery program (example)!|
3.) Reinstall or repair Windows as a solution!Reinstalling or repairing Windows may be the best solution if Windows Explorer is using a lot of CPU. Especially if Windows explorer.exe is causing high CPU usage when you restart the process, it's fine for a while, but it starts again.
►► If restarting Windows Explorer does not help !
►► Update Windows 10 to Windows 10 as a repair option!
►► Troubleshoot Windows 10 for computer problems?
►► A clean installation of Windows 10?
►► Reinstall Windows 10 or reset!
4.) ... Remove old and temporary files!
If you're having issues with explorer.exe high CPU usage, old and temporary files may be causing the problem. Windows creates hundreds of temporary files. Sometimes these files can affect your system. The best way to do this is by using the disk cleanup application. To do this, follow the steps below to use it:1. Via the Windows Run dialog (keyboard shortcut Windows Logo + R)
2. And select files that are not required.
(... see Image-2 Point 1 to 4)
For more cleaning options, click on the " Clean up system files" button
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|(Image-2) Delete system data on Windows 10, 8.1, ...!|
5.) ... Corrupted thumbnail files Thubms.db!
Here nicely described: ►► Delete and reset the thumbnail cache!
Thumbs.db files can sometimes become corrupted, which can lead to very specific problems in Windows. Sometimes one or more damaged thumbs.db files can cause problems navigating folders with multimedia content, or they can be the cause of the high CPU usage by Windows Explorer!
FAQ 29: Updated on: 19 July 2021 15:13