How to fix slow Save file response in Windows 11 / 10

Are you experiencing an annoying lag while trying to save any file on your computer? According to some Windows users, they are experiencing a noteworthy lag while trying to save files in any folder. This saving process takes up to 40 seconds to save a file, while the timer is touching 4 minutes in the worst case! If you are facing this issue on your computer, don’t worry. Just follow this easy solution to fix your problem.


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Fix 1 – Use PowerShell terminal

You can use the PowerShell terminal to increase the global Rto to 300 ms.

1. At first, right-click on the Windows key+X keys together.

2. Then,  Search Powershell in Windows search box, right click on Powershell icon and then click on run as administrator.

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3. Once the PowerShell window appears, copy-paste this code and hit Enter.

netsh interface tcp set global initialRto=300

 

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You will see an ‘OK’ message in the terminal and after that, close the PowerShell window.

 

Fix 2 – Disconnect and reconnect the network drive

If you are facing this problem on a network location, try disconnecting and reconnecting the network drive. This way of unmapping the drive should fix the problem.

1. Open the File Explorer just by pressing the Windows key+E keys together.

2. Then, click on the “This PC” on the left-hand pane.

 

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3. Now, click on the “Computer” from the menu bar.

4. Then, click on the “Map network drive“‘ drop-down option in the same menu bar.


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5. After that, click on “Disconnect network drive” to start the removal process.

 

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6. In the next window, select the remote network device you want to remove from the list of network devices.

7. Then, click on “OK” to remove it from your computer.

Unmapping the drive should disappear the delay in the saving process.

Once you have done this, just close the File Explorer and restart the system once. After rebooting your computer, reconnect the device once again with your computer.

Then, try to save a file. This should solve the problem.

Fix 3 – Free up the disk space

If the free disk space on your Local Disk (C:) is very low, then you may face this issue.

1. At first, press the Windows key+E keys together.

2. Then, on the left-hand side, tap on the “This PC“.

 

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3. Now, you will see all the drives with the available free space on the right-hand side.

If you have less than 30 GB of free space on your Local Disk (C:), then you have to clean up your disk to free up more space.

 

Steps to clean up the disk

Follow these steps to clean up the disk.

1. Press Windows+R keys together.

2. After that, paste this command and hit Enter.

cleanmgr /low disk

 

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The Disk Cleanup window will be opened.

3. Once the  Disk Cleanup: Drive Selection window appears, click on the “Drives:” and choose the drive that contains Windows 10 (generally, it is the “C:” drive).

4. Then, click on “OK“.

 

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Wait a while for your computer to analyze the number of trash files.

5. Now, in the “Files to delete:” section, tick all the boxes one-by-one.

6. After that, click on “OK” to start the cleanup process.

 

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Disk Cleanup will clear out all the junk files from the C: drive.

You can run this same tool for other drives if you want to clean them up and then try to save the files again.

Check if this works out for you.

 

Fix 4 – Uninstall the Nahimic service

The Nahimic service used by the Nahimic sound drivers can cause this problem.

1. At first, right-click on the Windows icon and click on “Run“.

2. Then, type “services.msc” and click on “OK“.

 

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3. After that, scroll down through the list of services to the “Nahimic service“.

4. Then, right-click on the “Nahimic service” and click on “Stop” to stop the service.

 

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Then, close the Services window. Check if this works out for you.

Your problem should be solved.

Fix 5 – Delete files in Quick Access cache folder

1 – Open file explorer.

2 -Copy and paste this path in address bar of file explorer.

%AppData%\Microsoft\Windows\Recent\AutomaticDestinations

3 – Now, Select and delete all files present there.

 

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Fix 6 – Edit the registry

You can tweak the registry on your computer to fix this issue very easily.


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1. At first, tap the Windows key and the R key at the same time.

2. Once the Run terminal appears, write “regedit” and hit Enter.


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IMPORTANT

A single wrong alteration in the Registry Editor can crash your machine. If you haven’t taken a backup, you must follow these steps to create a backup.

a. Once you have opened the Registry Editor, you will need to click on the “File” and then click on “Export“.

b. Save the backup in a secure place.

 

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If anything goes wrong, you can easily restore the registry to the original level.

3. Once the Registry Editor terminal appears, navigate to this location-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\comdlg32\Placesbar

 

4. On the right-hand side, you will notice there are several network locations.

5. Make sure that you delete every network location keys from the right-hand side.

 

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After doing these, close the Registry Editor window.

 

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3 thoughts on “How to fix slow Save file response in Windows 11 / 10”

  1. Sorry, man, but I’ve attempted all six of your fixes (although 2, 4, & 6 were not applicable to me) but no joy. 🙁 Even just installed “Feature update to Windows 10, version 21H2” but I still get a 15 second delay when opening the “Save As” dialog. This only started a couple days ago and it’s very distressing as I use this function often. Any more ideas? TIA!

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