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Windows 7: Library icon displaying slowly

13 Mar 2010   #1

Windows 7 RC1
Library icon displaying slowly

I am having this problem.

the locations you see are either on the c: drive (downloads) or a different drive letter d: (video)

Once the icons come up I have no issues accessing library (aka the pointers are working fine) and no issues accessing any files within those locations.

I am using a intel i5 cpu, 4gb of ram, 1x1tb HDD with 50% free space, c: drive is 300gb with 50% free space. Windows 7.

Any ideas?



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13 Mar 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate

Hello mark0159.

I haven't used the libraries that much, have a look at the tutorial at the link below to see if it addresses your issue.

Be sure to keep us informed.

Libraries - Restore Default
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13 Mar 2010   #3

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

I don't use libraries that much either, but just from what was apparent in the video, I noticed that part way through, there is a message appears in the title bar, saying that libraries is not responding, and that the first two icons display immediately, while the rest appear simutaneously. This gives me the impression that there is something in the Downloads section that is causing the problem, since it is the first of the sleeping icons. Which item that may be causing the problem I would have no way of knowing, but you could experiment by removing them one at a time and retesting until you found the culprit.
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14 Mar 2010   #4

Windows 7 RC1

^ hmm that's a good idea. I might try that.
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14 Mar 2010   #5

W7x64 Pro, SuSe 12.1/** W7 x64 Pro, XP MCE

Actually, instead of working with the files one at a time, it would be faster to remove half of them, to see which half has a problem, then split that half into half, etc. until the problem is pinpointed.
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14 Mar 2010   #6

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86

It also helps if you optimize the library for the particular file types it will hold. E.g. Right click on any library, click on properties and in the window that opens up, optimize the library for either documents, music, pictures or videos.
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