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    Folder takes forever to open

    I have a folder with over 2,000 resumes (.doc, .txt, & .rtf formats). Each time I click on the folder icon in explorer, it takes over a minute for the filelist to display. This machine has 256MB memory and is a 1 Ghz processor. Any reason why it should take so long? should I break it up into smaller folders?

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    Re: Folder takes forever to open

    Most definitely, break it up! Large numbers of relatively small files will slow access times.

    You could enable indexing for the volume, which will eat some disk space, but should help a little - particularly in searching the drive. But it's much better to break it out into smaller chunks.

    If you think about it, Windows is trying to obtain information about all 2,000 files one at a time - and I assume this is an IDE hard drive (SCSI might help some).

    The processor and memory make no difference when the hard drive's transfer rate is only so big, probably 33/MB a sec at best.
    -Mark

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