"Robert Moir" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> Stuart [MVP] wrote:
>> I'm disappointed with Vista file operations too. They are slower than
>> those from XP Pro. The "Calculating..." logic is useless on large
>> file operations. If I try to cancel a non-responsive file transfer,
>> Explorer will abort and take the gadgets and open programs with it.
> I'm delighted to hear I'm not the only person seeing this.
> Explorer is horribly unstable in my tests. Complex file operations are both much slower than
> they were on XP and also likely to bring explorer itself grinding to a halt. Especially bad
> for me are network operations, whether moving files to/from a server or another client, speed
> is very erratic and stability plumbs new depths from the already god-awful plateau it had
> obtained already.
I agree. For me, almost everything about Vista's Explorer is inferior in
performance to XP. Moving/copying files to different folders and
moving/copying files to/from a networked computer are intolerably
slow. Amazingly/ironically, using a virtual WinXP in Vista has provided
me with a semi-solution. I use the virtual XP to move files back and forth
from stuff I dump in Vista's Public folder which I have set to Share.
It is much faster/easier for me to use a *virtual* XP to move files back
and forth from other networked computers to Vista. That's almost funny.