Im wondering if someone can maybe read this and see if I am going wrong somewhere. Basically whenever I open my downloads folder, explorer takes an age to display the contents of the folder (its on another hard disk) so I added the folder to the indexing options hoping it would open in a more timely manner... however, it still take a good 30-40 seconds before I can actually get at my files.
Any ideas what I am doing wrong? This is the only folder that I have slow access to. I do have other folders on this drive which open fine.
Do you have a virus scanner? If a folder has a lot of executable files Explorer will access them to extract their icons, which can cause your virus scanner to scan all those files.
Btw, the title of your thread is misleading: indexing options has nothing to do with this (indexing only helps speed up search).
Run a ChkDsk /f to make sure there isn't a simple file table problem that can be fixed.
If there are a bunch of files in the directory check to see if a program attached to Explorer is iterating those files. Much like sven described with the virus scanner but it could also be other programs. TortoiseCVS is another example.
@Sven Groot Thank you for clearing this up for me.
I have moved .exe's to another location and since doing so the folder is much more responsive.
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