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Why does it take so long to load the files in this folder?

by RayAP19 / May 16, 2011 11:38 AM PDT

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.

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Sounds normal.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 16, 2011 1:00 PM PDT
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Already done that
by RayAP19 / May 16, 2011 1:12 PM PDT
In reply to: Sounds normal.

I have that disabled already. Any more advice?

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by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 17, 2011 4:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Already done that

It also has to read any item that is in the details selected. Think about if.

If I have a column in my Explorer view that is "Video length" then all the files that have video have to be opened and checked for the length. Same for any other detail that is not contained in what the directory holds.

Did you need a refresher on what the directory information contains?

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Why does it take so long to load the files in this folder?
by jpm1206 / October 20, 2011 1:45 AM PDT

Right click on the file and select properties.Select customize heading. In the first box slect general files. Finally click the Apply button. This should solve your problem.

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