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26 Jun 2012   #1

D: drive slow when sorting...

Here is a weird one.. I normally can figure these things out.. but this one has me
a little bit stumped.

When I try to sort a directory with a bunch of files it takes forever!
I have a similar E: drive with a comparable amount of files and it's almost instant.

So I figure that maybe the disk is going bad. So I get another disk and copy all my files from the d: drive to the new drive. Then I reassign the old drive to "G:" and the new drive (call it swap) back to "D:"

now the old drive (which is now "G:") sorts almost instantaneously and the new swap drive "D:" agains take forever to sort! Now if I rename D: to "F:".. The sort is instantaneously!

There is something with having the drive called "d:" which is screwing something up!

What am I missing? Indexing is checked for all drives.


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27 Jun 2012   #2
Victor S

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

I've seen where changing the properties/customize tab to something else can solve this. See if D: is set different than the other drives. Maybe the drive letter keeps its setting even if reassigned. Seems that your "D" has some hooks in it.
Just a guess.
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