Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: delay on folder loading

16 Dec 2009   #1
149047

xp, w7
 
 
delay on folder loading

hi all!
i am using w64bit ultimate and i am experiencing the following problem:
i have a "dump" file folder for all my stuff i am temporarily working on, on my desktop. whenever i open the "dump" folder in the explorer it takes forever to load and show me its contents (the green progress bar on top scans through the folder forever). same issue from withing other applications: whenever i try to open a file from the dump folder it takes its time to load. "dump" is part of a library.
clues anyone?
regards and thanks
markus


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
16 Dec 2009   #2
Lordbob75

Windows 7 Ultimate x64, Mint 9
 
 

Try manually indexing it.

~Lordbob
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Dec 2009   #3
149047

xp, w7
 
 

will do - thanks for posting
markus
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

24 Mar 2010   #4
pparks1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Was wondering if anybody has any suggestions for this particular problem?

In my case, it's my Downloads folder under Favorites that is slow to open. It takes about 45 seconds after I click it, while I watch the green bar scroll across the top to open. This is simply a shortcut to C:\users\profilename\Downloads

This is on my laptop, running 7 Enterprise 32-bit. I checked the indexing options and Users is indexed. For good measure, I deleted the index and rebuilt it, but the same problem persists.

My downloads folder consists of 226 Folders, 1,254 files totaling approx 17.8GB of space.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Mar 2010   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Strange. My downloads folder opens immediately going down the usual path so i created a download, put that on my desktop and it worked just as fast. You have more in your downloads that i have by a long measure but that should no effect it that much. If you go down the long path, C:/usres/ etc is it still as slow. What i would try might sound a bit crude but may help. I would rename the downlods folder DownloadsX then create a new folder in the same location called Downloads then copy one fifolder from DownloadsX to Downloads and see if the new downloads loads faster. If it does then perhaps we could conclude that it is the high quantity of folders that casuses the delay.
Sorry this is so long but supper is pressing and I haven't time to do a precis.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
24 Mar 2010   #6
Zathras

Win7 Home Premium x64
 
 

It's been a while, so I can't describe this just right, but somewhere in the folder properties you can choose settings like "optimize for pictures", "optimize for videos", and "optimize for general items". As I recall, my folders got a lot faster when I set them to "optimize for general items". Don't ask me why.

Edit: here is the setting I'm talking about:
http://www.thewindowsclub.com/optimi...ontents-faster
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 delay on folder loading




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
SLOW loading folder
I know this topic had been posted hundreds of time, but i wonder if there is a new way t solve the LAG of loading folders?, it takes me around 10 to 30 minutes every time i open that folder to get fully loaded, and that is not the BAD issue, what is bad, when i go to another folder(inside of the...
General Discussion
2mins delay during boot after "loading windows files" before Desktop
Hi everyone, I have had a search around for the issue I am having but I find it hard to explain. I currently run windows of a crucial m400 SSD and it used to boot in less than a minute. More recently (and apparently overnight) boot time became several minutes. I turned on verbose boot and it...
Performance & Maintenance
Changing the delay between clicking on and opening a folder
Hi guys, I've recently enabled the 'click to open, point to select' option in my mouse settings. You know, where you hover over something and it automatically selects it for you. What I want to try to do is, change the delay between when I click on it, and when it opens. You see, when I used to...
Hardware & Devices
Long Delay loading Windows 7 install disc
I have a very long delay from even starting the menu, where you choose language and etc. and so with the install menu. I don't know what have happened, but I have started to experience 2 problems. 1. My DVD drive makes a high pitch sound when burning, and it won't even finish the burning proces....
Hardware & Devices
Long delay loading windows 7 install disk
Installing Windows 7 Ultimate Signature Edition disk which came with the party pack, on an older Pentium 4 computer which has run Win7 RC fine for 6 months. Zeroed IDE HDD, IDE CD-DVD combo. There was a long delay loading the disk before the initial language/keyboard layout menu comes up, and...
Installation & Setup
Mouse delay and OpenGL games delay. Help!
Hi there. Im running Windows 7 Professional x86 final on this machine: athlon x2 5.000+ 2x2gb ddr800 dual-channel memory ati radeon hd 4650 512mb 128bits 500g sata hd The os is updated and all the settings of the os are on default. The settings of videocard are in performance/balanced.
Gaming


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 23:01.

Twitter Facebook Google+



Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App