Windows builds icons of the files. You can turn that off. Here it is.
(works on 7 too.)
As I said before, I run 64-bit Windows 7 Ultimate on a Dell Precision M6400 workstation laptop with 16 GB of RAM.
I have one particular folder that is admittedly large-- it's 1,016 files totaling 18.7 GB. Every time I open the folder, it takes a few minutes to load the contents of the folder to the point that I can see all the files. Is this normal for folders of this size, or folders with this many files?
BTW, I also have indexing enabled, if you're wondering that this might be the issue.
Thank you in advance.