Severe memory fragmentation issues via Explorer.exe in Win11

Jeff Williams 0 Reputation points

Hi all, my first NEW ASUS/AMD/Nvidia box in 16 years, MASSIVE upgrade, 25% of a 1993 SGI ONYX system's computational power, actually, I have Win11 Pro on an ASUS/AMD/Nvidia config, but I'm experiencing windows explorer to start lagging, starts using 700% MORE memory, and just "stopping" for no reason. Then files, icons, etc., don't 'go away' when deleted. Until I "F5". ALL on new gear, most with five year/lifetime warranties. All that is working well. I understand how the memory data is paged/repaged and all, but it seems like that would have been addressed by version XP.

It seems MOST prevalent when using my USB accessories. Any info on this?

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  1. BhargavaGunnam-MSFT 25,881 Reputation points Microsoft Employee

    Hello Jeff Williams

    Thank you for reaching out to the Q&A forum.

    Windows Explorer is not supported in the Q&A forum.

    Windows Explorer is supported through the Microsoft Windows support website. You can find more information and submit a post at

    Q&A-supported products are listed here

    I hope this helps.

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