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Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Van Chocstraw, Jan 25, 2010.

  1. Van Chocstraw

    Van Chocstraw Flightless Bird

    What makes this so slow to read directories with a few thousand files in
    them The green progress bar in the windows takes forever. If you re-sort
    the directory it takes forever again. On the other hand Xplorer2 does it
    instantly.
     
  2. Al Smith

    Al Smith Flightless Bird

    Van Chocstraw wrote:
    > What makes this so slow to read directories with a few thousand files in
    > them The green progress bar in the windows takes forever. If you re-sort
    > the directory it takes forever again. On the other hand Xplorer2 does it
    > instantly.



    I don't know what's wrong with the code, but it's been my
    experience that the file managers that come with windows have not
    really worked since Windows 3.1 (which had a great file manager).
    The one in Windows 7 is better than the one that came with Windows
    XP, my last OS version. I always used Power Desk in XP. Now I'm
    looking for a free replacement for the file manager in Windows 7
    x64. Windows native file managers seem to be crap.

    -Al-
     
  3. Jeff Layman

    Jeff Layman Flightless Bird

    "Al Smith" <invalid@address.com> wrote in message
    news:URh7n.60967$Db2.45103@edtnps83...
    > Van Chocstraw wrote:
    >> What makes this so slow to read directories with a few thousand files in
    >> them The green progress bar in the windows takes forever. If you re-sort
    >> the directory it takes forever again. On the other hand Xplorer2 does it
    >> instantly.

    >
    >
    > I don't know what's wrong with the code, but it's been my experience that
    > the file managers that come with windows have not really worked since
    > Windows 3.1 (which had a great file manager). The one in Windows 7 is
    > better than the one that came with Windows XP, my last OS version. I
    > always used Power Desk in XP. Now I'm looking for a free replacement for
    > the file manager in Windows 7 x64. Windows native file managers seem to be
    > crap.
    >
    > -Al-


    Interesting. I don't like Windows Explorer in Win7HP-64bit - I much prefer
    that in XP. I copied explorer.exe over from XP, but it won't run. I wonder
    if there is a simple fix to get it to work in Win7?

    Have you looked at FreeCommander as a possible file manager for Win7?

    --

    Jeff
     

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