All of the images that I have saved to my computer are extremely slow to open. The folders containing these images are also slow to open. I'm talking 30 seconds to a minute to open a folder with a single file, and up to several minutes to open a folder containing, say, 20 images. Another thing I have noticed is that if I try to right-click these images to open up different options (such as renaming them or deleting them) it takes like 20 seconds for that menu to pop up. This does not happen with any other type of files on my computer, and happens with all types of image files (.jpg, .gif, etc., everything). I've run virus scans and I've deleted anything that has showed up. I'm wondering if maybe in the past I deleted some file that was used to open the files quickly...I honestly have no clue, but in the past they all opened instantly.
All pictures on internet sites (facebook, myspace, everything) open instantly. Also, when I plug in my digital camera to look at pictures it takes several minutes to open those folders as well.
P.S. I have already run defrags and restored my system to earlier dates. Neither worked.