[DUPLICATE] Slow folder display issues possibly caused by Acronis True Image 2013?
I upgraded to the free Acronis True Image 2013 upgrade yesterday from True Image Home 2012 which I purchased last week. ATIH 2012 was working fine, no problems, but I noticed that ATI 2013 had several new services which I didn't need such as the Synchronisation so I decided to disable the service.
Aside from triggering warnings from ATI 2013 that schedules couldn't be run, etc., I found that when I opened Explorer or Computer that the contents sometimes appeared straight away as they normally do but more often took ages or didn't appear at all as a green bar slowly crawled across the screen. I thought something was wrong with my PC and ran Chkdsk, sfc /scannow and anti-virus/anti-malware programs to try to identify what was causing this weird issue. No errors were reported, Windows loaded as quickly as it always did (it is installed on a Crucial M4 SSD) and games and apps load as normal from desktop shortcuts and the Programs menu. I just could not find what was causing this issue. I then re-enabled the Acronis Sync Agent Service and now the windows open and display the folders and icons as quickly as before. Unless it is just a complete coincidence, it seems to me that the Sync Agent app is somehow tied in to Explorer and disabling it causes problems with displaying window contents.
Question: Regardless of whether that is the case or not, why is it not possible to disable the Sync service anyway? I have no need of it but it seems I have to have it running with an annoying icon in the system tray that I can't get rid of. Surely it should be possible to customise ATI 2013 to your individual needs but I noticed that this version (and I believe 2012) no longer have an Options category.
Issue is discussed in this thread.