Re: Windows Vista slow file handling with large numbers of files.
Thanks for that.
Turning off indexing makes the deleting files back to the way it should be...
Although it still take 60 seconds or so to refresh the file list
That is something I can bear... Better that 15+ minutes to delete.
"Dennis Bryant BPC Solutions" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>Have you checked wether indexing is active on the drive? I don't know that
>this is the problem but it sounds like maybe you have some
>allocation/pointer issues. Just a thought.
>"Cynyster" <Cynyster@GOVsucks.com> wrote in message
>> Ok this has got to be one of the more annoying problems for me . Even more
>> the random folder view every time you enter a folder.
>> I have a foler that collects a large number of small files for a program
>> I use.. Typically they are under 50k in size but often there can be
>> close to
>> 200,000 in a single folder.
>> If I want to delete one it can take several minutes to delete it...
>> It will sit at "preparing to delete" for what seems like forever.
>> The more files in a folder the longer it takes...
>> Now my computer is arguably top of the line it has an intel s3200 MB
>> with a
>> xeon quad core and 4 gigs of ram and terrabyte hard drives.
>> It should not take 15 minutes to delete 1,000 of the 200,000 files,
>> Additionally these files are on a second internal physical drive and
>> have nothing to do with the rest of the system.
>> Oh and one other note. Mass deleting files from a command prompt works
>> so if I want to delete everything in the folder via a command prompt it
>> as expected but if I try via windows explorer it takes forever.
>> Has M$ come out with a patch for this yet? I am on service pack 2 of
>> ultimate and it has all the updates that were presented via the update
>> Thanks for any help