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Windows 7: Still no change between Vista and Win 7 in some ways

02 Nov 2009   #11
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

Try disabling the animation option in the advanced syetem settings! When opening up a utility folder here on a storage you wait for the icons to animate in order to scroll through them. This is directly related to the visual effects portion in the "Control Panel>System>Advanced system settings>System Properties>Performance Options".




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02 Nov 2009   #12
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

FYI, my options for visual effects are the same as in Night Hawk's screenshot
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02 Nov 2009   #13
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

I had to uncheck the top item here at times when wanting browse quickly through the volume of files stored in folders on different drives as well some custom folders on the OS drive there too. But this is mainly the effects you see as each row of icons animates.
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02 Nov 2009   #14
sup3rsprt

XP, Seven, 2008R2
 
 

Honestly I can't tell a whole lot of difference between best appearance and best performance, besides the lack of eye candy. Performance doesn't change much for me either way.
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02 Nov 2009   #15
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

That depends on how much you have running as well as how many drives on the system there. With 5 satas, 2 optical drives, plus any usb flash drive plugged in along with the Cloud Desktop virtual folders and then having several things going at once you will at times.

This hasn't been a constant problem with all that here. But when first becoming an annoyance it was simply tracked down to the source namely the animation item seen there. Once disabled you fly through a ton of files even on a separate drive.
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02 Nov 2009   #16
mckillwashere

Windows 7 x86/x64, Server 2008r2, Web Server 2008
 
 

The issue may be linked to the MS indexing...
Or the folder could be extremely fragmented.
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02 Nov 2009   #17
Night Hawk

W7 Ultimate x64/W10 Pro x64 dual boot main build-remote pc W10 Pro x64 Insider Preview/W7 Pro x64
 
 

With any large volume of files along with continuing to add more and more files themselves can become fragmented as well as the hard drive they are on. For the problem there of waiting for the icons to animate that's mostly the performance settings shown in the image there however.

The guide to refer to for overall system performance can also help as well. http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...-a.html?filter
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02 Nov 2009   #18
logicearth

Windows 10 Pro (x64)
 
 

Since the problem comes up with ZIP files, would it make any difference if you turn off "Show compressed ZIP archives as folders"? Annoyances.org - How do I turn off Compressed Folders (built-in support for ZIP files) in Windows Vista and XP?
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02 Nov 2009   #19
RAMWolff

Windows 7, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by H2SO4 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RAMWolff View Post
I do though and it's a real PITA..... some of these files add up to gigs but in XP it was never an issue and the system resources were never amped up like that. Perhaps M$ will figure this out I was just looking for someone to understand my dilemma and help me out. I have a pretty good system so it's not for lacking of power (quad core, 8 gigs of ram and plenty of hd space....)
The implication of sup3rsprt and myself reporting a lack-of-problem is that it's not something inherent in the OS but rather something that is environmental and confined to your machine (plus others which perhaps share the same causal factor).

If you're willing to work with us and be methodical, we can probably help you find the culprit.

(I just plonked 250 ~4MB ZIPs and 250 ~4MB EXEs into a folder. Absolutely no perceptible delay in viewing the folder contents in Explorer.)
That's fine. I'm patient. Been living with this issue since Vista happened so it's not like I'm not open to anyone helping me out.

I guess I can turn off the extra pretties for the OS, some of which I find useful so that's a bummer. Aero, as someone stated, might be the culprit!
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02 Nov 2009   #20
Shockwave

Windows 7 Proffesional
 
 

If your heavy in the 3d community then you should be getting a SSD HD
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