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Windows 7: file delete very slow

13 Jun 2010   #1
lesperance

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 
file delete very slow

The OS is Windows 7 Ultimate, the computer is an HP Presario.

When I delete a file in a directory, of any extension, it takes about ten minutes or more to ask if I wish to delete this file.
When I delete a working file from within a program, say Excel 2007, the screen presents a transparent whiteout and the program hangs. Some times Windows ask if I wish to terminate the program or wait for the program to execute. Again, if I wait, it takes about ten minutes.
I have tried unchecking archiving and indexing and looked at permissions but have not found a solution.
Any advice?


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13 Jun 2010   #2
Bare Foot Kid
Microsoft MVP

W 7 64-bit Ultimate
 
 

Hello lesperance, welcome to Seven Forums!



How big are the files you're talking about?
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14 Jun 2010   #3
lesperance

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Anywhere from 1 KB to 500 KB at the most. Most are of small size.
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14 Jun 2010   #4
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

lesperance, welcome!

Can you try emptying your Recycle Bin and then delete something?
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14 Jun 2010   #5
brianzion

Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Edition 6.01.7600 SP1 (x64)
 
 

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14 Jun 2010   #6
Winddows7uSeR

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

Try turning indexing off
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14 Jun 2010   #7
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lesperance View Post
I have tried unchecking archiving and indexing
Any advice?

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Winddows7uSeR View Post
Try turning indexing off

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14 Jun 2010   #8
Bill2

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

1) It could be a third-party software issue, such as anti-virus drivers. Try testing in safe mode. If Safe Mode works fine, you can then check the startup programs and loaded third-party services by running msconfig.

2) How are you deleting the files? via the libraries view or via the windows explorer view? The latter may be faster.

3) What about deleting via the command line?
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15 Jun 2010   #9
lesperance

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kirsch View Post
lesperance, welcome!

Can you try emptying your Recycle Bin and then delete something?
No change in response speed.
I did try a shift + delete key. I got an immediate delete.
This can be setup as an option for the Recycle Bin but it would be my luck that I delete a file that I wish I could recover.
The delay would appear to be one of going through the Recycle Bin operation. I'm not familiar with the program flow, or structure, involved in moving a file to the Recycle Bin.

Some time ago I had turned Indexing off. Deletions took longer as I would expect. I have rebuilt the indexing. No improvement in delete response was achieved.
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15 Jun 2010   #10
lesperance

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Kirsch View Post
lesperance, welcome!

Can you try emptying your Recycle Bin and then delete something?
I just experimented with a file by selecting it and tried a 'Move to Folder......' selecting Recycle Bin at the bottom of the pull down menu.
The file was sent immediately to the Recycle bin.

I restored it to its original folder and tried to delete it. I'm still waiting for it to be deleted. The delete command, in my mind, is the problem.

I think you asked if I was using Windows Explorer view or Library. I am using Explorer.
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