Downloads folder takes forever to load Windows 10

Whenever I went into the downloads folder in windows 10 explorer, it took like 1-2 minutes to load it (like the green bar in the address bar). I figured the problem was I had ~100GB of files in there so I cleared them all and the problem is still there. Takes 1-2 minutes to load an empty downloads folder before I can access it. Already tried the "optimize this folder for general items" trick and it still does it. Kinda annoying considering my HDD isn't ancient or anything.
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  1. rename the downloads folder in C:/Users to something like downloadsx
    create a new folder called downloads in the same directory called downloads
    restart your computer and see if this works.
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