Takes 25 seconds to launch 'rclone config show' on Windows 10

What is the problem you are having with rclone?

  • Takes 25 seconds to launch 'rclone config show' on Windows 10. This seems like a long time. Why not 1 second?

  • Almost any rclone command takes 25 seconds to start, even 'rclone version'.

  • If you run it many times in a row, it might start launching in under 1 second. But after a few minutes of not using that terminal, it's back to 25 seconds again.

  • I am non-admin windows user.

Run the command 'rclone version' and share the full output of the command.

C:\temp>rclone version
rclone v1.57.0
- os/version: Microsoft Windows 10 Enterprise 2009 (64 bit)
- os/kernel: 10.0.19044.1288 (x86_64)
- os/type: windows
- os/arch: 386
- go/version: go1.17.2
- go/linking: dynamic
- go/tags: cmount

Which cloud storage system are you using? (eg Google Drive)


The command you were trying to run (eg rclone copy /tmp remote:tmp)

C:\temp>echo %time%
C:\temp>rclone config show -vv --log-file=\temp\rclone.log
type = local
copy_links = true
C:\temp>echo %time%

The rclone config contents with secrets removed.

type = local
copy_links = true

A log from the command with the -vv flag

2022/02/06 12:51:24 DEBUG : rclone: Version "v1.57.0" starting with parameters ["rclone" "config" "show" "-vv" "--log-file=\\temp\\rclone.log"]
2022/02/06 12:51:24 DEBUG : Using config file from "C:\\Users\\dgleba\\AppData\\Roaming\\rclone\\rclone.conf"
2022/02/06 12:51:24 DEBUG : rclone: Version "v1.57.0" finishing with parameters ["rclone" "config" "show" "-vv" "--log-file=\\temp\\rclone.log"]

hello and welcome to the forum,

that is strange and hard to understand how that is possible.
the only time i have experienced a delay on start was when,
i compressed rclone.exe with upx
and that delay was small compared to the delay you experience.

might test using rclone version -vv

Could it be an antivirus software interfering? Some kind of "proactive" feature, "sample submission", or whatever it is called.. Tracing rclone.exe with procmon would probably give some hints..

right, and there was this

and antivirus will just quarantine it.
the delay could be anti-antivirus not knowing what rclone is, doing some kind of cloud submission for analysis.
but once that is done, anti-virus would not do it again.

make sure to whitelist the rclone.exe with whatever antivirus you use.
or just disable antivrius, run and time rclone.exe, then re-enable anti-virus

That takes 25 seconds too.

I am non-admin.

I cannot:
-use procmon.
-whitelist in antivirus. (It is sophos.)
-likely do anything useful in this situation.

perhaps ask the admin???

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