If you need to access the thumbnails view or large icons view of explorer to navigate through images, then:
Enable offline access and select the folder(s) with images/video file to be available offline. Wait for these folders to sync and then you can work with those folders without experiencing hang or slowness.
If you DO NOT need thumbnails view and can work with just list view/details view of windows explorer to navigate images / video files then we recommend enabling following explorer optimizations:
- Disable automatic folder type discovery utilizing the Windows Registry Editor:
"HKCUSOFTWAREClassesLocal SettingsSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShellBagsAllFoldersShell" /V FolderType /T REG_SZ /D NotSpecified /F
For information, see: https://winaero.com/blog/disable-folder-type-discovery-windows-10/
- Disable thumbnail previews for windows explorer
Disable automatic folder type discovery utilizing the one of the following three methods:
- Run the following command prompt command:
reg add HKCUSOFTWAREClassesLocal SettingsSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShellBagsAllFoldersShell /V FolderType /T REG_SZ /D NotSpecified /F
- Create the following entry under:
"HKCUSOFTWAREClassesLocal SettingsSoftwareMicrosoftWindowsShellBagsAllFoldersShell"- String Value with Value data: NotSpecified
- Download the ready-to-use Registry files:
Making any changes to these settings will affect windows explorer globally and not just the Citrix Files drive.