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Windows 7: Windows Photo Viewer very slow

01 Aug 2012   #11
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

nope still no sign of photoviwer... it will act as a COM Surrogate....and when you open an image... it shows it here

check this

Windows Photo Viewer very slow-capture.png

If it still doesnt show.... try resetting your filter and use photoviewer while process monitor is running in the background.. and after a min or two... stop the capture and save




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01 Aug 2012   #12
Bernardus

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well another try.


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01 Aug 2012   #13
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Nope

If you prefer i can show you via teamviewer.. PM me.
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01 Aug 2012   #14
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Thank Bernadus

The problem here is Windows 7 deletes and recreates the cache ... this is a problem with Windows 7 and hope microsoft releases a fix in the the next Service pack.

Here is a quick fix

You can always disable Windows 7 from deleting the cache, thus speeding up the loading time of your folders.

Go to C:\Users\{username}\AppData\Local\Microsoft\Windows\
where {username} is the name of user

Now right-click the thumbnail cache folder which is “Explorer” and click Properties. Head over to the security tab and then click Advanced.

Click Change Permissions and you will find all users who have access this this folder listed

For each user, click Edit and check the box under Deny for: ‘Delete subfolder and files’ and ‘Delete’

Doing this will create three new special permission entries at the Advance security settings. It is perfectly fine since you can always remove them later.

This procedure will deny the users(including System) from deleting any files inside this folder, thus, the cache will remain preserved and also speed up the loading of the folders that contain videos, music, photos, and documents.

Please note that once you prevent the delete operation of the files inside this folder, thumbnails will not be deleted if you run Disk Cleanup or any 3rd party cleanup tool.

PS: if you prefer me to do it. PM Me as before
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01 Aug 2012   #15
Bernardus

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Thank you Centaur. I hope that will help. Changed the permissions. (Got a map with some 8 small sub maps, altogether only 156 Mb of information in pictures. It tooks at least 5 minutes to scan this one and view the contents of only 24 simple pictures of about 2 mb each, so 50 MB total in the actual folder. The rest remained still not shown in the sub maps. It really took ages to crawl through it.) So you might be right about to prevent de cache being cleared. It's like re-inventing the wheel, after it's being destroyed time and again. Saw this also on another Windows 7 PC with a different version of the software. Firestone, once the folder having scanned or indexed, is blazingly faster than Windows.
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01 Aug 2012   #16
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Your welcome

And hope this has shed some light into you problem...

Let us know if this has resolved your concern...
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02 Aug 2012   #17
Bernardus

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

It's sad to say, but it didn't increase the speed of the picturebrowser. it's still s.l.o.w.l.y crawling. One thing could perhaps improve this event, by not indexing or crawling through unwanted subfolders. You can see actually that it does, so, waiting and hanging, indexing. The pictures won't keep shown, when you scroll through the folder, empty places (with actual names) or standard icons wait till the picture is thumb nailed, but could disappear again when you scroll further, until the whole folder is searched. I ordered much more memory hoping that it will help speeding up a bit. Yesterday I tried XP on these folders, and it runs quite faster. Firestone is still my favourite browser. Much faster and keeps the thumbnail pictures in mind.
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02 Aug 2012   #18
centaur78

Windows 7 ultimate x64
 
 

Well more memory is good to have... but... its more of Win 7 problem.... there is nothing much we can do here except... do optimization like doing a defrag (it could improve)

Other than that.... its best to use Firestone or any other third party one...
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03 Aug 2012   #19
Bernardus

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Your right Centaur, it's a windows 7 bug. I was checking the Thumbnail-cache en wondered, since this folder seems to have been unchanged for some time, where I add or delete or rework daily some pictures? Thank you for your help and if I find a resolution, I'll let you know.
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03 Aug 2012   #20
Bernardus

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Your right Centaur, it's a windows 7 bug.
I was checking the Thumbnail-cache en wondered, since this folder seems to have been unchanged for some time, where I add or delete or rework daily some pictures?

Thank you for your help and if I find a resolution, I'll let you know.
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