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Windows 7: Slow folder (music files) access (green line)?

19 Mar 2012   #1
Tacoboy

Win 7 64-bit Home
 
 
Slow folder (music files) access (green line)?

When I access my Music files (2600 files, 185 folders, 20GBs) on my Samsung (D) drive
I get this slow green line in the address bar going from left to right, takes like 15 seconds to go across, I'm assuming it's indexing(?) the music folder and can't really do anything until that green line finishes going across, is there something I can turn on or off to speed up the "green line" so I do not have to wait the 15 seconds?
Would a SATA 6.0 drive help speed up the "green line"?


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19 Mar 2012   #2
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

What anti-virus are you using?

I use Microsoft Security Essentials and it was slowing down browsing with Windows Explorer dramatically. I would see the green bar you mention all the time, just as you stated.

I went into MSE and changed Real Time Protection in the Settings tab under Monitor file and program activity on your computer to Monitor only incoming files and the problem disappeared.

I'm still reasonably protected but system performance has gone up considerably. I'm also behind a hardware firewall.

This wasn't always the case but has been for the last 9 months or so until I made this change.
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19 Mar 2012   #3
Tacoboy

Win 7 64-bit Home
 
 

I use Norton, maybe it has the same settings as MS.
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20 Mar 2012   #4
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

Norton (McAfee, AVG) is a pig. Uninstall it (use the Norton Removal Tool) then install Microsoft Security $Essentials, see what that does for you,.
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20 Mar 2012   #5
Tacoboy

Win 7 64-bit Home
 
 

After removing Norton and installing ME Security Essentials, file access is faster.
Even found a Trojan that Norton missed.
Thank You Zruker
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21 Mar 2012   #6
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

You're welcome.
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21 Mar 2012   #7
Tacoboy

Win 7 64-bit Home
 
 

Computer is back to it's slow habits,
My storage drive is acting funny, windows scans for "problems" during boot up even before Win 7 kicks in, so I guess I'm get a new SATA 6.0 drive anyway.
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21 Mar 2012   #8
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

I guess that's called a "mixed blessing"
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21 Mar 2012   #9
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

A Sata6 drive will probably not going to help. Sata6 is a marketing gimmik. It does not make the HDD spin any faster. If you want performance, get a SSD.
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21 Mar 2012   #10
Tacoboy

Win 7 64-bit Home
 
 

I know the SATA 6.0 drive does not spin any faster, just hoping the SATA 6.0 interface would speed up the indexing somehow.
But as of 10 minutes ago the drive can no longer be access by windows anyway.
I have a 2 month old backup on a WD 1TB Green drive, so no real loss.
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