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Windows 7: date sorting in windows explorer slow

11 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 64bit
date sorting in windows explorer slow

I just wanted to share a fix I have for a problem I was experiencing with windows explorer.

The problem is clicking on a directory with a bunch of files in it (that has been set to sort by date as default) is painfully slow , like 3 or 4 secs. If the directory is set to sort alphabetically then every thing is ok.

after much pain I found the problem to be down to my anti-virus solution, I was using Panda cloud anti-virus. Once uninstalled the problem is removed. clicking on the same directory opens it instantaneously. hope this saves someone from the same frustration I had.

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11 Nov 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit

Panda Cloud is quite annoying and requires lots of fixes and improvement...when i used it previously it used to say that i am not connected to the internet whereas i was. But indeed Panda has a quite good detection ratio.
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