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Slow Explorer progress bar on large folder

Q: Slow Explorer progress bar on large folder

Clicking on a large folder in Explorer can cause a slowly-moving green progress bar. In some cases this can take several minutes to complete.

A common cause is thumbnail caching of image and video files, resulting from having properties | customize | "optimize this folder for:" set to pictures, vs documents or General items.

The most likely solution: in Explorer, right click on folder, select properties, customize, under "optimize this folder for:", select either General items, or documents. Set check box "Also apply this template to all subfolders", then click apply.

The slow progress bar is apparently caused by Explorer scanning the folder and all subfolders to pre-render thumbnail images for image and video files. This happens if the "optimize this folder" setting is pictures or videos. This happens when merely clicking on the top-level folder.

If "optimize this folder" is set to documents or General, the thumnails are not rendered until you actually click on the folder or sub-folder containing those.

This was discussed in another thread on this forum, but it was full of speculative remedies, and the actual cause and remedy was not posted until the last thread (and one year after the thread was started): Accessing drives in Windows Explorer takes a long time

I'm creating this thread with a more exact title and concise description, to aid in finding the solution based on a symptom search.

While the above is the most likely cause of a slow Explorer progress bar, there are other possible causes.

These include clicking on a remote folder on a slow network, general slowdown due to indexing, disk drive or filesystem caching disabled, disk drive retries due to impending hardware failure, corrupted video files or codec, etc.

A: Slow Explorer progress bar on large folder

My "Slow" folder was set up for Videos. Optimizing it for General solved the problem.


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when I try to open Office document from Libraries, it opens slowly. There is a a slowly-moving green progress bar. Only after this bar comes to another side the doc will open. It used to be OK but then I changed something and it started. I'm not sure what I changed, perhaps something after use of CC cleaner

Please see attached file.

A:Slow Explorer progress bar

Hello and welcome bracus just an obvious ask but why are you opening from Libraries why not just open 2010 and Open files?

Having said that mine works fine and it could be Windows update related so do you know when this started to happen?

You might do a couple of scans too mate with these if you haven't already

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First and foremost:  We did NOT have these issues with Windows XP, and still run over 60 XP machines that have NONE of these problems.
We are having ongoing problems with Windows 7 and mapped drive latency on our network.  Our environment is as follows:
Multiple servers running Windows 2008 & 2008 R2, some VMware servers (including our file server).
Windows 7 x64 came preloaded on a brand new Lenovo thinkpad, 4gb memory.  This occurs on 4 different laptops.  This problem ALSO occurs in exactly the same way on an HP Compaq x64 desktop running Windows 7 32.  All systems are
fully patched & up to date on SP's. 
Running IP 4 & 6 on all servers & Win7 machines
Connected to GB Cisco switch
We run login scripts via GPOs that map drives (with net use commands) to 3 shares on our fileserver, drives G, H and S.  A fourth mapped drive to an IBM Iseries does NOT experience these issues.
In Windows Explorer, mapped drives may or may not appear with red X's, but when clicked on they hang with a spinner and the green bar at the top of Explorer begins to run.  This occurs randomly, but usually not right after boot up.  It can take
over a minute to complete.  Also, in Word, which has references to these drives in file locations, file opening and saves can be very slow as it attempts to access these shares.
This issue has delayed our roll out of Windows 7.  ... Read more

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Hello there,

I have a problem on my computer where when I goto a folder with a large amount of .avi files, it crashes explorer.exe. I researched on google, people had the same problem and the way they fixed was by deleting windows media player, however I need windows media player to stream my videos to the xbox.

Any ideas?


A:Windows Media Player, Explorer.exe, Folder with large amounts of .avis

You could always split them into sub folders so there are less files present at once.

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System: HP w/ AMD 800 processor, 30G (24G free), 192M ram
Office 2000 Word - I have a folder (BigFolder) in My Documents that contains about 4000 subfolders. When I "save as" with BigFolder as the "save in:" it takes 30 - 60 seconds to bring up the list of subfolders. This just recently slowed down like this - it used to take 5 - 10 seconds. I have scanned and defragged. Will more memory speed this up? Any other ideas? I am currently saving into a "work" folder, then later moving the "work" subfolders into BigFolder.

A:Office 2000 Word - large folder slow to save into

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I'm finding Explorer to be extremely slow on large folders (containing 2,000+ files for example) Much slower than Vista and insanely slower than XP.

It seems to REALLY be tryng hard to peek at every file and gleen info from them every time you open the folder instead of just populating the list as fast as posible. When doing work on your files, the last thing you want is to have to wait 15 seconds for the folder to open when all you want to do is drag a file into it and close it.

I have already set all the folders to the standard details view / general with nothing but the standard name/date/type/size columns which on XP are INSANELY fast to populate. Probably not indexing... previous versions maybe? Or new "auto" functionality built in?

Anyone know of anyway of completely turning off the helpfulness that's been added to explorer for good? I don't need to know I have 2,000 files listed as "unspecified" if it's going to take 15 seconds to figure that out

A:Explorer SLOW on large folders

Hmmm, may have a fix for this. By default folders come up set to "Optimize this folder for: General" but swithcing folders with a lot of files over to "Documents" seems to stop Explorer from trying to figure out anything about the files that is not already in the file tables.

Nothing like asking about a problem to make you REALLy try to figure it out :/

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Hi there

If you have Loads (and I mean Loads) of small files - e-books, excel data. word docs, emails etc etc then File explorer runs REALLY slow on even fast devices

I gave up moving this lot after about 4 hours. (W10 machine).

Switched to Linux system -- did it in 45 mins similar hardware to W10 machine - both Real machines --not VM's and direct transfer (not via LAN).

What gives !!!!!

I know it's only a 1 time move but similar hardware with identical HDD should not have a HUGE difference in the move --note in fact Linux actually has hard a harder job since the file system was NTFS which isn't a native Linux file system either. Source system external HDD on USB 3 device,, target systm larger HDD device on USB3 device -- no hubs - USB 3 transfer working OK on both W10 and Linux so reasonable comparison.

IMO the NTFS file system has serious problems if you start messing around with this type of data. !!!! Perhaps Ms need to look at a better file system for Mass storage devices. 5 and 6 TB HDD's are quite common now even for consumer sector and not expensive either.

I know this is an exceptional job but it does show that something in File explorer isn't very efficient once you start manipulating large volumes of data - especially in small files. (Approx 290 TB of data consisting of 128,000 files in 55,000 odd directories)

I'm usually quite happy with Windows - but there is definitely a problem here. Fortunately it was a 1 off job though !!!!.... Read more

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I installed SP1 on my Qosmio F60 i7 W7HP32 laptop, on which W7 had been working very well and fast. After installing SP1, I have now lost about 2 days of productivity due to the serious crash in performance. I wish I had never installed it.

The main symptom is that when I use Explorer to try and open a folder, it does not display the contents for several minutes, just the green progress bar slowly progressing. When this happens it affects the responsiveness of all other programs, for instance I can't even type into dialogues or open/close programs and even web connections time out. But Task Manager shows that only 1-3% of CPU is being used whilst Explorer is busy. I checked the Indexing options and it did not display the main C drive so i added that but have not seen any improvement yet.

Other checks I did was to run Troubleshooting>performance and it initially found Superfetch not running, also Intel Rapid Storage stopped working. I updated the driver for the latter and now I don't get superfetch not running and Intel RST is running OK. I also scanned with SFC, nothing wrong found.

Before someone tells me it must be a "third party software" issue, I have done nothing but install SP1 on a computer that had been perfectly working.

A:Explorer and folder seriously slow after SP1


welcome to SevenForums.

Download, install and run both the cleaner portion and the registry portion of CCleaner. and don't worry your system won't crash and burn despite the fears of some of those who don't use CCleaner several times daily as I do.

Now after doing that, carry out the following:

CCleaner | Tools icon | Startup button | click on Save to text file button (bottom right side)

Using the PAPER CLIP icon in the top panel of a Message Reply window, attach the startup.txt file generated by CCleaner.

CCleaner | Tools icon | Uninstall button | click on Save to text file button (bottom right side)

Using the PAPER CLIP icon in the top panel of a Message Reply window, attach the install.txt file generated by CCleaner.

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Hello, whenever I go to open my Explorer folder or if I haven't opened it in a while it is very slow to open. Takes maybe 5-10s to open up when normally it used to be instant.

This is the folder I am talking about if there are any confusion: View image: Explorer

A:Explorer Folder is Slow to Open

Ok, lets take it by the numbers.

In order for that folder to open, your request has to be put into the Request Que and the OS has to schedule it with the other programs also wanting access to the CPU. Multi tasking is a complete misnomer......
Your CPU can actually only do one thing at a time. (Have you told Windows to use all your CPU cores?) Most users never do!!!

So it's slow.....what's new? That's the way it will work, till you Minimize the number of things that your CPU is doing at any one moment in time. Have you disabled all your redundant TSR's? Those are the things in your Startup Folder, that run in the background all the time, every time you boot up. Shut off everything in that folder (run, MSCONFIG > Startup (or Task Manager, in win 8) ) that you absolutely don't have to have running every time you boot up.

Anyway, once you delete or disable all the peripheral BS running in the background, your Explorer will open like it used to.
I do this stuff for a living, so I know what works.
Oh by the Way, you also have at least 20 or more Redundant Services running in the background, that you could either totally disable or at least put into "Manual" mode. I've done all this and my computer (8 years old, now) runs like a scalded cat!!!
(Faster than any new computer today, right out of the box)

New computers, today, right out of the box, run at about 30 to 40 % efficiency. It's up to the SETUP technician or the user to make them run like they re... Read more

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My computer was infected with the AntivirusXP 2008 trojan yesterday. Ever since I got rid of it using Spybot, Panda, adaware, and Symantec Antivirus Corporate, everything went back to normal except anything to do with explorer. When I'm browsing through any folder on my computer, there is a 5 second delay in displaying it's contents no matter how many files are in it. Internet explorer also takes 5 seconds between clicking on links to view them. When I use Firefox, everything is normal and fast. I checked explorer.exe and everytime I try to browse my folders, the CPU usage spikes to 50%.

Here is my HiJackThis log:
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 12:52:44 PM, on 8/11/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
C:\Program Files\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
C:\Program Files\Syma... Read more

A:Slow Internet Explorer and Folder Browsing

I couldn't edit my original post so I have to reply to give you the proper information.

Deckard's System Scanner v20071014.68
Run by user on 2008-08-11 13:40:17
Computer is in Normal Mode.

-- System Restore --------------------------------------------------------------

Successfully created a Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point.

-- Last 5 Restore Point(s) --
6: 2008-08-11 18:40:26 UTC - RP6 - Deckard's System Scanner Restore Point
5: 2008-08-11 17:35:25 UTC - RP5 - Restore Operation
4: 2008-08-11 15:33:17 UTC - RP4 - Software Distribution Service 3.0
3: 2008-08-11 05:02:49 UTC - RP3 - Installed Windows XP Service Pack 2.
2: 2008-08-11 02:43:31 UTC - RP2 - Software Distribution Service 3.0

-- First Restore Point --
1: 2008-08-10 21:41:01 UTC - RP1 - System Checkpoint

Backed up registry hives.
Performed disk cleanup.

-- HijackThis (run as user.exe) ------------------------------------------------

Unable to find log (file not found); running clone.
-- HijackThis Clone ------------------------------------------------------------

Emulating logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 2008-08-11 13:42:25
Platform: Windows XP Service Pack 2 (5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WIN... Read more

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Hi all,
New here, i briefly went over other posts so here is what i got hopefully enough info is here.

I got an xp machine with multi monitor setup, which i do a lot of multi tasking. dell dual Xeon 2.8, 3gb memory, lots of HD space.
And here is the problems im having, I got IE 7 which take about 20 secs. to launch and almost the same for each tab.
Secondly File browsing in explorer takes about 3 4 seconds more then any other xp in the network and about 100 cpu usage on the cpu it works with (doesnt use both cpu's thank god) which barely uses cpu with other computers. And Also if i use the folders on the left side that works, but if i go to folders on the right side loading all the files even tho there is 3-4 files it does the same load.

I also used process monitor to see whats done different on my machine and others and got the extra items that i have with duration order if anyone wants to see it i can put that here too.

Here is the hijackthis log file output.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 9:21:54 AM, on 4/23/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16640)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.ex... Read more

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Has anyone looked at this. Any ideas. please help

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Recently a change occured (after an update?).
I have a folder containing only 6 shortcuts, linking to devices or to drives, connected to devices, in my home network. Opening this folder takes about 30 sec. It has to do with those shortcuts that link to drives, connected to devices, which are off. Apparently, file explorer, when trying to present the shortcuts, also tries to get some info from those drives. After failing, file explorer nevertheless decides to present the shortcut after long waiting time.
This effect has come recently in W10. In most cases, the effect is there, but in a few cases, the map is opening normally.

A:File explorer slow in opening folder with shortcuts

Additional info:
When the folder is closed for a longer period, then opening gives an instantaneous result.
After closing the folder, and opening again some time after closing, the shortcuts only show up after ca 30 sec.

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Hello All,
I have been experiencing a problem, wherein the laptop responds very slowly to opening a new folder, seems something related to the explorer process.
Also, this strange thing happens, when i start the laptop, the mouse pointer starts flickering and im not able to double click anything. I have to use the laptop buttons to left-click-open folders. After sometime, im able to double-click-open folders using the touchpad.
Please find the hijackthis log attached.

A:Explorer (new folder open) has become slow, touchpad problem

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Hi Ms

this fault I find really annoying and there's actually no excuse for this particular defect : When copying / moving files with File explorer - progress indicator doesn't show - which makes the whole thing unuseable if you are copying / moving a whole load of files.

(Latest build W10 Pro x-64).


A:please Ms fix file explorer -- not showing progress on copy

Wasn't that a known and described issue in the latest insider build?

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A:Solved: internet progress bar of explorer lost

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Hi all, I've recently tried to upgrade to windows 7 home premium 64bit from windows 7 ultimate 64bit (licencing issues). It's a bit strange, but it does seem to work for people. Anyway, I progressed to the 'upgrading windows' section of the upgrade without any problems, until I hit 'transferring files, settings, and programs' on which it has been dwelling and there has been no change in the progress bar for about 48 hours. The hard drive does seem to be doing stuff, but I can't see why it would ever take this long and why the progress bar wouldn't move.

So, my questions are, should I be worried? Is this normal? What should I do?


A:Windows 7 upgrade taking over 48 hours, no progress in progress bar

I've recently tried to upgrade to windows 7 home premium 64bit from windows 7 ultimate 64bit (licencing issues).

Do a clean install.

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This very annoying problem just recently showed up on my computer. When I delete, move or copypaste a file anywhere, the progress bar for Windows explorer gets stuck. The task itself is completed but the progress window hangs up. When I hit "cancel" the window reads "canceling task" but remains frozen. I'm forced to go into Task Manager and kill explorer.exe to get rid of it. Explorer.exe also hangs up on basic tasks like renaming files (which causes the window to crash) and using the search function in an open window.

Here's what it looks like...

I've already rebooted, virus scanned with two different scanners, defragged my drive and cleaned out all my temp files.

Any help will be appreciated.

A:Deleting/Moving/Pasting progress bar won't go away, other problems with explorer.exe

Not to be a d*$k, but I'm going to bump my thread because the problem is getting to be really annoying and interferes with my basic use of the computer. I'd appreciate some attention

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When I open Windows Explorer in the Folders View Mode (folders on the left and files on the right), and try to view the contents of my primary master IDE hard drive, there is a 30 second to 3 minute delay before the drive's contents are display. During the delay, the any other process on the computer also comes to a halt until the drive's contents are displayed in Windows explorer.

If I close the left hand side (folders) in Windows Explorer, there is no delay.

My primary master IDE drive is NOT my boot drive. My boot drive is a separate SCSI drive.

Any Suggestions?

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I have an app which connects to a server, creates a dataset and then fills the dataset after doing a couple of queries. This table is a pretty big table and I would like to show a progress bar which shows the progress and the data gets filled into the dataset?

Thank you in advance for your suggestions.

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I have a 1TB USB3 drive plugged into my router and it's shared NAS style to all machines on the network. On one machine I copy mostly large-ish video files (100MB -> 1GB) to the NAS drive (via regular explorer copy/move operations). Then on other machines I'll read those files.

What is happening is that I'll open an explorer window to my Z: drive which is permanently mapped to the NAS drive, and I'll see almost instantly the contents of the folder I've navigated to. Then, I'll see the green bar of doom scan, and it'll take about 5 seconds to complete. Then I might open a video file and play it in VLC and as I look back I see the green bar doing another scan. It seems to keep re-scanning for no apparent reason. The view mode of the explorer is set to "Details", so it shouldn't be trying to make any thumbnails.

The worst situation is if another machine is trying to copy files to the NAS drive when I happen to have left an explorer window open to that same folder on my main machine. The green progress bar/scan goes over and over and over, and if I look on the "copier" machine, I might see 40 minutes remaining to copy a simple 500MB of files. But if I close that open explorer on the main machine (that was doing the green bar scans), then I see that the copier machine is now showing 5 minutes remaining. The green bar is slowing down everything.

Is there a way I can disable that re-scanning? I've searched and can't find anything. I'm happy to have to... Read more

A:Win7's Explorer Green progress bar is affecting my drive performance

Can't believe that this has bugged me for a long time, and just posting this question here made me find the solution. Although I was in details mode, to avoid my codecs having to generate thumbnails, I actually had added the "Length" column to that detail mode. So the codecs were being called upon to find the length instead. It's still annoying that it would refresh so often, but now it's so quick that I don't even see it happening, now that it doesn't need to calculate lengths.

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I simply cannot get rid of this virus.  I've run multple scans with various engines (e.g. Windows Malicious Tool, Malwarebytes, Norton, etc.) and cannot kill this process or get rid of it. There are about 15 processes running in the background with the description COM SURROGATE.  They take up so much memory and CPU, and redirect all of my web traffic.  My computer is basically useless at this point.  I've viewed other posts regarding this issue, but each removal process seems to differ a little here and there.  Please help!  

A:Multiple dll.exe COM processes running in the background, very slow progress

I've read that multiple users were directed to run FRST and save the logs.  I'm attaching them to help initiate the process a little faster, thanks.

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First and foremost: We did NOT have these issues with Windows XP, and still run over 60 XP machines that have NONE of these problems.

We are having ongoing problems with Windows 7 and mapped drive latency on our network. Our environment is as follows:
Multiple servers running Windows 2008 & 2008 R2, some VMware servers (including our file server).
Windows 7 x64 came preloaded on a brand new Lenovo thinkpad, 4gb memory. This occurs on 4 different laptops. This problem ALSO occurs in exactly the same way on an HP Compaq x64 desktop running Windows 7 32. All systems are fully patched & up to date on SP's.
Running IP 4 & 6 on all servers & Win7 machines
Connected to GB Cisco switch

We run login scripts via GPOs that map drives (with net use commands) to 3 shares on our fileserver, drives G, H and S. A fourth mapped drive to an IBM Iseries does NOT experience these issues.

In Windows Explorer, mapped drives may or may not appear with red X's, but when clicked on they hang with a spinner and the green bar at the top of Explorer begins to run. This occurs randomly, but usually not right after boot up. It can take over a minute to complete. Also, in Word, which has references to these drives in file locations, file opening and saves can be very slow as it attempts to access these shares.
This issue has delayed our roll out of Windows 7. Its unacceptably slow and cannot be used in a production environment.

We have tried every suggestion we can find ... Read more

A:Windows 7 mapped drive latency with slow green progress bar and red X

Have you tried adjusting the MTU settings? The link below explains the problems with MTU settings and how it can effect both wired and wireless connections to NAS drives.

Wireless Performance Issues with Vista/Windows7 and the ReadyNAS | Bott&#039;s Thoughts

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I am a new member. Here is my first XP issue. I have been running XP Pro now for a year with no issues. This week I decide to purchase and install a new hot game Half-Life 2. I seemed to have no problems installing the game (all 5 CDs worth). I shut down my PC. The next day when I turned my PC on I got about 30 seconds of blank screen followed by a white progress bar accross the lower portion of my screen.

My PC is a Dell Inspiron 5150. It takes about 120 seconds before the
progress bar moves across from left to right then windows starts OK.

I decided to reinstall windows XP pro yesterday as an update. This done
I rebooted but the problem is still there.

Prior to this problem, my PC booted completely in about 15 or 20 seconds.

A:Windows XP Pro slow boot with blank screen and white progress bar

have you tried booting in safemode hit F8 while booting
then have a look see if there are any yellow triangels in device manager
maybe de-install the game

see what happens

have you searched the game forum - sometimes theres some q&A on that site with game problems

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what are these index.dat files in this folder?
AppData\Local\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Recovery\High

Last i checked there is 600,000+ dat files & its over 4gb. seems a waste of space just for internet explorer. With so many files is this an error or a sign something is wrong?


A:Large index.dat folder

I believe that folder perrtains to your browsing history. You may want to donload ccleaner and try to remove them, if you want the space.
Before taking any action, be sure that the folders that you want to delete are identical to the one shown here:

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Hello. New user here looking for some help. I was cutting and pasting 4 media folders from C:/media/movies to C:/media/TV shows
I cut them. Clicked my media folder link to open it in file explorer and the TV shows folder was missing.
It was just there 5 minutes prior because I was looking to see what files I had there already and what I needed to move over. This folder was pretty large...30ish shows with multiple seasons. I believe it's too large for the recycle bin, but I checked there anyway. I also ensured the view hidden folders option was checked. I can see all other hidden folders. Not sure how that would have happened anyway. Also, a search for file names produces nothing. This is the only drive on the PC. I'm not 100% sure, but I don't notice a big increase of free space as if it was deleted. All other folders in C:/media ate still intact.

A:large folder vanished

Just FYI - I no longer use "cut".  I always use "copy", then I go back and delete if it's not needed.
I've lost too many files that way
If you've cut and it hasn't appeared, try pasting again to see if it was just a glitch
Try GetDataBack Simple from here:
The free version will tell you if there's something left to recover - then they'll want money if you want to recover it.
You can also use the free PCInspector from here:

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my windows 7 (32bits) folder on the C drive is too large (21.1 GB) is there a way to clean it up?

I have deleted temp files and also run the commands:
cleanmgr sageset:99 (Check all the boxes)
cleanmgr sagerun:99

still the same size.

A:windows folder too large

Your Windows folder is within reason. Mine is slightly over 23 gbs.

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I need to ZIP a folder containing files of about 250 MB. How do I go about this in Windows 7 Home Premium? Also where is the "Compressed (zipped) Folder" (in the "send to" drop down menu) located? Thank you

A:How do I 'ZIP' a large folder in Windows 7

Launch Windows Explorer. Select all the files/folder you want to compress (you can also use CTRL+click to add more files). Right-Click > Send To > Compressed Folder. The ZIP will be located in the folder you are workin in. There is a tutorial if you need more info : Zip a File or Folder - How To

Here are screenshots of how it's done with the built-in zip feature :

If you want more features though, I recommend 7-Zip. It's lightweight, has a LOT of options, usually has better compression on ZIP (or you can use the 7z format which compresses even more), and is open-source : 7-Zip. It will add a context menu accessible via Right-Click in Explorer.

Here are screenshots of the same process with 7-zip :

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I'm having trouble with a game all of a sudden and I'm not sure if it's hardware or software related, so I may try to reinstall the game (even though it has been working perfectly fine for 4 years until now ) and see if that helps.

The game... NASCAR Racing 2003 Season... takes up about 15 gigs on my hard drive. I will burn most of the files to a CD, but I'd like to copy the entire folder or subfolders somewhere else on my hard drive (ample space) to make it an easier transfer later on.

The folder is 15 Gb. Will Windows let me copy and paste something that big? How long will it take?

Or is there a certain reasonable limit for each copy and paste? Don't want to make my CPU and hard drive explode to make matters worse.

A:The Big One- Copying a large folder in XP... How big is too big?

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Hi guys,

My C drive is getting full and I have 5GB of files in the C:\Windows\Installer folder. I google'd around and found numerous articles/posts about running a command "msizap.exe G!" to properly clear out un-needed files.

Everything I've found on properly deleting files from this directory points back to a download that used to be here:

which now has a note: "This article previously contained a link to the Windows Installer Cleanup utility (MSICUU2.exe). If you were directed to this article to solve a problem installing a product other than Microsoft Office, please contact your software manufacturer for installation support on the product."

(thanks Microsoft... do I contact YOU then??)
Does anyone know the current correct procedure to clear out this folder? Or if this tool is still available somewhere? (and safe to use on Windows 7)


A:Large C:\Windows\Installer folder

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Is there a way that when there's only 1 video inside a shows a big thumbnail instead of small?

like this:

A:One video in folder = Large thumbnail?

Right click on the folder
Select Properties
Choose Customize
Select "Choose Picture"
Find a picture that looks like a Racing car (ie your example)

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Looking at the properties of my C:/Users/Pauline folder, it shows a size of 198Gb, yet opening the folder and viewing the size of each file and sub-folder, they add up to no more than 2Gb (I keep all the libraries and user data files on a separate drive).
Another user, myself, as C:\Users\Malcolm shows a size of 9Gb. Even this is much much larger than the sum of the sub folders, but I could live with that.
Going to folder options and showing hidden and protected files shows nothing in the way of very large files.
Any ideas welcome, as my C: drive is almost full and I don'y know why!!

A:Windows 7 C:/User folder large

Your best bet would be to download an application like SpaceSniffer which would give you a graphical view of where the consumed space is going.

It's real easy to use. Just open the zipfile you download, drag the application to your desktop, and launch it.

I see your specs as Windows 7. You may want to right-click on the application and select 'Run as Administrator' which might give you a better view into folders that might otherwise be restricted.

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Hi there. Trying to free up some space on my measly 32GB SSD. So far i've disabled hibernate which has saved me four gigs already which is great. And now i'm looking at windirsat here and i see that the program 'doubletwist' is using up nearly 2gig in the appdata folder, even though i have the actual program installed to a different HDD. So basically i'm wondering if i could move those files out of the appdata folder, but in a way that doubletwist will still read them, as otherwise it's just going to save more files in there.

Hope all that makes sense. thanks!

A:large appdata folder on ssd, can i save it somewhere else?

Hello hendoben

The only way I know of is to move the whole user folder which includes the AppData folder. Have a look at these tutorials - User Profile - Change Default Location
User Profiles - Create and Move During Windows 7 Installation


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i am trying to copy a 300 bg folder from one hdd to another

all i get is effor message "cannot copy file"

is there a reason for this

i have actualy copyed this folder before so i no not understand


A:error when trying to copy large folder

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These are my problems:
1) My CPU usage is constantly 100%, then when I go into task manager it is at 100% but quickly jumps down to 2% - 6%, made me think virus
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A:Win 2k: 100% CPU usage and large System 32 folder

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Last night, just before bed time, my wife informed me that she had seen, earlier in the day, a message indicating low disk space on our Windows 7 (Home Premium) Laptop. I took a look at the properties on C drive and it was down to about a half GB free space. This was on an 80 GB partition on which Windows is located. I ran Disk Cleanup and there is still only a bit less than 3 GB free space. I took a quick look at the properties of each folder at the root of C drive and found that the C:\Windows folder occupied about 48 GB. Isn't this way too much? Could this be related to Windows 10 to which we never upgraded? I'll look a little further this weekend to see if I can locate the bulk of the files, but I'm guessing I'm going to have to remove some Windows Updates or something, and if so, I'll likely need a little coaching on that.

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I've heard that folders that contain more than 4GB's of data are prone to become corrupt or possibly crash the HD. With that in mind I have organized my music into one folder and then 4 subfolders each containing about 4GB's each. Any truth to this?
I have also heard that file size is an issue with .pst's which makes more sense.

A:Large Folder-Corrupt Potential?

No its not true at all

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hi-i have just realised that my firefox folder is about 750mb in size.there are two files in it labelled-video.avi.ddp.they are both approx 350.oo mb in size it normal to have these files?can i safely delete them?

A:[SOLVED] large firefox folder

Which Firefox folder are they in? You normally have two. One in Program Files and one in Application Data. The second one is your profile and is the one that would be more likely to get large.

Are those files in the cache?

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in my intel dir is a folder called "analyze", it is 27gb large (see screenshot) is it okay to delete this Intel dir., (i think it is related to the "Intel Driver Update Utility 2.2" program) or rather, can i safe uninstall this program? i still am using Vista.

thanx in advance

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I use OE 6 on an XP Pro platform, and I need to move a large block of business emails from one OE folder to another. There are roughly 8,000 emails in this folder, and I need to move half to a new folder so they will compact properly.

Is there a FAST WAY to "Select" or highlight 4,000 out of 8,000 emails? It would take hours to hold down the Ctrl key and individually click all 4,000. Using Edit>Select All will not accomplish what I need. In a regular Windows folder, one can hold the Ctrl key and drag the cursor beside a long list of files to select them. Is there any way to do something similar inside an OE folder? Thanks.

A:Moving a large block of OE 6 emails to a different folder.. How To?

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looking for software (freeware) that will divide my 1 large folder into small folder w/o modifying any of the files in the folder

A:divide 1 large folder into small folders

If you DID find such software, on what basis would it be dividing this large folder??

And, why not do it yourself from Explorer, by creating new Sub Folders and drag/dropping the files?

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Any clue as to what this file/folder is all about? And, more importantly, how to delete it? (Assuming it's not necessary.)

I was going to try to upload a .txt file here, but it is 62.22mb; and zipping the file only went down to about 42mb
I managed to take a screenshot of a small portion of the .txt doc contents. (I got that .txt file by using this DOS command: dir>0bad.txt)
You can see the obad1.jpg here on my website:

You can access the actual .txt document via my Dropbox account--it is a 62.22mb .txt file.

I've tried & tried to delete the folder...
~ via DOS commands
~ by right clicking it and selecting: delete.
~ by creating a .bat file

I've also tried to put the folder in my Comodo\s file list, so that I can mark it as: malicious.

I tried using: Fast Copy software --- because I read online that it might be good for deleting large files. (This 0bad file has about 1 million files in it--so says its Properties dialog box.)
I tried UBCD, but the CD would not boot up. (Despite using several diff CDs. I even tried it on another PC just to see if it would boot up--but no joy.

I tried to change its contents from a partially read only, by unchecking: read only. It took about 12 hrs for this process, but at the end of it, the: read only box is still "partially checked" -- meaning, it's not unchecked or check... Read more

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and also when deleting files recycle bin shows a black icon..

please help...

A:Folder Icons Are invisible when viewed large

Hi Qwerty77
Try this:

1) Right click the folder and choose properties.
2) Click on the Customize Tab.
3) Choose Change Icon at the bottom
Pick an icon you want top use for the folder,then click ok.

You may have inadvertently clicked on a "white" space when choosing icons. (It is possible to create invisible folders in that manner, hence the black box.
Try right clicking on your desktop first, and click refresh.
Hope this helps...

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Yesterday i copied a large folder 51gb into my external hardisk and I used windows 7. One file name was too long and I was prompted. I selected skip file. I remember seeing the folder in my hardisk after copy. But no longer there today. the space still occupied tried using programs like pci recovery. not found.
The folder has many work files. please help;

A:large folder missing on external hardisk

try to used power data it.....

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i love portable .paf apps and pretty much download all i can find that i "might" use one day. every time i try to enter the folder i keep them in, explorer goes into the not responding state like it is
indexing all the files, or scanning them for some reason. i have defender off, do not use any software based firewall or any real time antivirus scanner at all. the process to enter the folder takes over a minute and every time i restart my system the same thing happens again. as long as i dont shut down then it is instantly accessible like all other folders on all my other hdds including the same hdd that the folder is on. it only seems to happen with the .paf files.

the folder is only 409 files at slightly over 5gb.

any suggestions?


A:Portable Applications Large Folder Backup

It might do that once, but it should not be doing it every single time. You don't have to keep it in the Program Files folder, you can put it anywhere. I keep my portable apps in a folder off my C drive made for them, it never does this.

Welcome to Windows 8 Forums!

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I've got a little registry file that I run on all my new installs. One thing I been wanting to add to it is the ability to set the Folder View settings to "Large Icons" for "All Folders". The manual way to do this is...

- Open folder
- Right-Click > View > Large Icons
- Tools > Folder Options > View > Apply to Folders

So basically I'm looking for the registry key that I can change to set this via reg file. I've tried digging around in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU & Bags but it looks like those are for all folders. I'm looking for the one specific key/value that windows checks to determine what the folder view should be.

Thanks in advance!

A:Registry Key for Folder View > Large Icons

Hello XenonKilla,

If you like, you could set your folder view settings to how you like, then use the tutorial to back up these settings as a .reg file that you can use to restore them in any user account.

Folder View Settings - Back Up and Restore in Windows

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I have a small 64Gb SSD boot drive C:

I installed Windows ADK to enable EasusToDo imaging software to create a boot disk.

This has left 3 folders about 3Gb in size in my c:\users\me\appdata\local\temp folder

I have therefore very little free space left on the C drive.

The folder attributes are read only.

I as an administrator user have full access rights (confirmed in folder Properties) but when I try to delete the folders the error message asks for permission from me to delete. I give this permission, then it refuses, stating Try Again as it need permission from me.

This computer does not recognise boot CDs even though the BIOS order is set correctly. I was hoping to remove files using an Ubuntu live boot CD.

Windows Disk Cleanup utility just stalls - presumably it also cannot delete these files.

What to do?

A:Can't remove large files from Temp folder

Those are some pretty enormous temp files you have there. I've never heard of such large files in the temp folder before.
I've found using the program Unlocker really helpful in deleting stubborn files.

Download Unlocker 1.9.1 -

You may need to reboot if the file is especially stubborn but it tends to work most of the time.


The 64-BIT version is located here
Unlocker Free Download

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I recently discovered a folder on my C: drive simply titled Boot. (Filepath is C/Windows/Boot) It is taking up 27 GB of my 37 GB available space. It wasn't always that large, but must have increased steadily in size in the almost 2 years I've owned the computer. This Boot folder has 4sub-folders, ranging in size from 4 GB to 10 GB, totaling the 27 GB, but when I open any of those 4 sub-folders, there are only a few files of a few KB each. This is not a hidden folder, and I located what I believe is theactual boot folder needed to boot up my computer. I am not able to delete the C/Windows/Boot folder or any of the folders or files inside of it. (It says I need administrative privileges, but I’m the administrator and the only user of the computer.) Starting a few weeks ago, this folder is causing me to continually get “Low Disk Space” pop-up bubbles. The other night, I cleaned up some spaceon my computer, ended up with 750 MB of free space, went to bed, and woke up to find I was down to 42 MB of free space. I suspect that somehow, stuff is automatically getting dumped into C/Windows/Boot. Would love to be able to fix this so I’m not always dealing with the “Low Disk Space” message. Any help you could provide would be greatly appreciated. (Laymans terms please, if possible.) Thanks in advance.

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I have just received a running out of system disk memory notice on my Windows XP desktop computer. I was a bit surprised because I don't store much on the system disk, and as part of an exercise discussed on another thread here I had recently cleaned it up. I ran a scan with AVG free which came up with nothing and also Spybot S&D which cleaned out as many temp files as it could. After this I noticed one very large "hidden" folder remaining in the temp folder. It was called ~eu0000. In it was a single file called .eunf.
I have a dual boot so I could probably quite easily delete the folder and file, but before doing so I am curious as to whether it might have been caused by malware.

The composite image above shows the location of files on my very full system drive, as well as the results of the AVG scan.

This image shows the Windows temp folder (after the S&D cleanup) containing the offending large folder.
I should appreciate any thoughts anyone has on this.

A:Very large file in Windows\Temp folder

In it was a single file called .eunf

Is it eunf or just unf?

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I am puzzled why, as far as I can tell, everything else seems to be there except this one single folder.

This is what happened: I run registry cleaner section in Ccleaner, and following that it was giving me an error message that the locally stored profile can't load, and it could only log me on with a temporary profile. Needless to say, I could not access any of the things in my profile.

I took my computer to the service place, but first nothing was done for 3 days (3 very painful days without my computer and being worried about the fate of my things on it...) and then the IT guy did work on it some, but I don't know what he did and I don't think he did much or didn't get far in any case, because when I picked my computer up there was no difference.

After that I was searching for some answers or suggestions on various forums etc. I tried system restore but it could not restore it. Then I ran chkdsk and it worked, it repaired one file (ntuser) and then my profile loaded back, looking like it always did before, except that as far as I was able to remember, one single folder is missing.

I looked in the hidden files and folders (by doing: windows explorer : tools : folder options : view tab : check show hidden files and folders : uncheck hide protected operating system files : OK) but I don't see it there.

The folder I am talking about was probably quite large, containing many sizable word documents and a number of pdf files. I think it was in "my documents&... Read more

A:After restored profile, one large folder is missing

Have you tried using Windows' search tool to search for the folder or files found inside it?
See if this software reveals anything...

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System specs:
M/B: Gigabyte EP45 UD3p rev. 1.6
Chip: Intel Core 2 Duo P5 2.4GHz 4mb
Ram: (4 ea.) 2GB GSkill DDR2 800 pc 6400
Pwr Supply: 750 w
Video Adaptor: NVidia GeForce 7300 GS
Dual Boot: Win 7 / Win XP with /3GB switch (in the Properties dialog the computer has 3.5GB???)

Test: Win 7__Copying of 350GB library from SATA to SATA
Result: 14GB completed in 24 hrs.
Test: Win XP__Copying the same 350GB library from SATA to SATA
Result: 350GB completed in about 40 minutes.
Test: Win 7__Copying 3GB file from SATA to SATA
Result: Estimated 4 hours?.cancelled
Test: Win XP__Copying 3GB file from SATA to SATA
Result: 3GB completed in 90 seconds.
Large files from optical drives copy equally fast in both OS?s. (ex. 3GB in approx. 5 minutes)

System crashes from both OS?s.
Win 7__Crashes frequently to a blue screen: sometimes during boot, or from the desktop, or while using various softwares?.nothing consistent or reproducible.
Win XP crashes much less frequently to a instant blackscreen and a automatic reboot.
Nothing consistent or reproducible.

Computer: Homebuilt as a audio workstation. Hardware interface is Yamaha n12 (Firewire 400). XP was the only operating system used with this software over the last couple of years. None of these problems occurred during that time. Upgraded hardware to above and software to Win 7. (Same Intel chip and NVIDIA graphics PCI as before. Added RAID 0 but it is not connected for these te... Read more

A:Slow slow large file copy in win 7

Hi -

Run the Windows 7 Upgrade Advisor -->

Boot into SAFEMODE (NO Networking) and see if file transfer is any faster.

Regards. . .



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I am backing up my Win 7 folder just before moving to WIN 8. The folder is 65G in size. I just copy and paste from my laptop hard drive to my external USB drive. I started the copying just before I went to bed last night. This morning I saw a pop up windows saying that 12 files cannot be copied because the path is too long. The option is "skip' or 'Cancel'. I took the skip option and the copy job completed. But it does not tell me the name of the 12 files that I skipped.
Now my problem is how do I found out which 12 files are missing in my backup.
I know that I can do the copy paste again and watch out for the error message. But it is a waste of time sitting in front of the screen. That was why I do it over night.
What is the best way to do this kind of work other than using some backup software.

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Hi all.
I have had lots of videos on my hdd for some time now building up a collection of car videos/movies. there is roughly 50gb+ of videos on one partition, 17+gb of these vids are car videos. When I go into my car video folder my HDD light comes on and loads like crazy, and then when I try to open one it takes for ages.

Also another problem which mite be related that I have is, Files go missing, eg. a 700mb car movie. the file is still there it shows all the bytes in properties and that is all correct, but when I try to open it says the file has been "compressed" or something along those terms. I know its not the codec, as I have just about every codec and these movies have worked previously. Especially after reformatting my files go missing from each of my back up partition drives. at the moment, 3.77gb of my fighting videos will not open :(

If anyone can help me, i would appreciate it. its really annoying not to be able to use the stuff on your HDD.

Mr. SaKaTuMi

A:Loads very slowly after opening a large folder of videos

hmmm....defrag your hdd and see if that helps. a good defraggin tool is diskeeper and perfect disk. so far i have experiences with diskeeper and it works great and the program is hella fast.

also since you are running winxp, try booting up with your winxp cd. of course and im sure you know this, you will need to change the boot order in the bios to cdrom as first boot device.

then when you boot up with the winxp cd, choose repair in the main console and it will take you to a command prompt screen. type out " chkdsk /r" without the "". also you will need a space between chkdsk and /r.

after it has finish, bootup to windows and see if this fixes your problem. also scan your computer for viruses, spyware, and malware. good luck

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I did google a few times but couldn't find a way to solve. I'm using Windows 7 pro x64 (I think I upgraded from windows 7 home edition). I had same problem last week but while I was cleaning out some stuff windows was updated so I had to restart....and then there suddenly was 17 gbs free space. But ever since last update my HDD is down to attachments.

I'm on laptop with followings:

ASUS N61JQ-X1 16-Inch Laptop
1.6 GHz Intel Core i7-720QM Quad-Core Processor
Windows 7 Home Premium

I'm using TuneUp Utilities 2011 (luckily the new guys who took over and messed up TuneUp stuff decided not to mess with anything before 2012 version) with Avast. As you guys can see from my attachments, Windows folder and System Volume Information alone are taking 50+ Gbs. I'm also wondering if I need all these crabs with amd64-microsoft-naturallanguages-blahblahblah? I have 84000 files of these craps. I do keep it hibernation which is about 3gbs. I moved system restore point to external HDD so no back up whatsoever in C drive, all games except few, which are located in D drive, are located in external HDD.

Is there any way I can possibly clean up from windows and system volume information without harming my computer? btw, I didn't do a single format ever since I bought this computer because it still runs smoothly. The only thing that's bothering me right now is C drive space, and I don't want to format because I'm going to grab a new machine for programming at th... Read more

A:Window folder and System Volume information too large.

Note: I see you moved System Restore to another drive, no idea how that affects the following! Follow it regardless.

Avast Bug

Please read
Also check

Avast sets System Restore disk usage % to 50.

You can try:
- go to control panel-> programs and features -> Avast -> change
- remove the component NG (down below).
- change % back to 10% (windows default) or whatever you like it
- restart
- check if % is what you set
- check restore points (seems this NG delete old restore points when run out of space)
- manually create a restore point if there are none
- open command prompt ->vssadmin list shadowstorage
- see how much space it takes.

You can also try uninstalling Grimefighter if above won't solve your problem.

For Windows folder:
Did you run Disk Cleanup yet?

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I'm using Kolor Autopano Pro, on W8 Pro. In this application there is a 'Select images' control which opens an explorer window to choose the images for a pano.

Often it crashes with an exception c0000374, as follows:

Autopano Pro (Build 12/03/2013 )

Stopped working

‎12/‎05/‎2013 16:04

Report sent

Faulting Application Path: C:\Program Files\Kolor\Autopano Pro 3.0\AutopanoPro_x64.exe

Problem signature
Problem Event Name: APPCRASH
Application Name: AutopanoPro_x64.exe
Application Version:
Application Timestamp: 513f04c4
Fault Module Name: StackHash_58b1
Fault Module Version: 6.2.9200.16420
Fault Module Timestamp: 505ab405
Exception Code: c0000374
Exception Offset: PCH_1B_FROM_ntdll+0x0000000000002C2A
OS Version: 6.2.9200.
Locale ID: 2057
Additional Information 1: 58b1
Additional Information 2: 58b107ff772738b9d40473f199a9bbac
Additional Information 3: 398f
Additional Information 4: 398ffb97eb84e25cb020526ceb62d673

Extra information about the problem
Bucket ID: dae2bdc92438601f1b7abf5ca3a5c973 (104288499)

In particular it crashes if I scroll the window rapidly while the thumbnails are still being populated.
If I scroll it one row at a time to the very end, such that all the thumbnails (from DNG, JPG and TIF files) are filled in then I can use the slider to scroll rapidly up and down the window, no problem at all. Cycling through the different ... Read more

A:Exception when scrolling a folder with 'large icon' view.

Please provide this information so we can provide a complete analysis (even though you're not reporting BSOD's): Blue Screen of Death (BSOD) Posting Instructions

Also, Please do the following (preferably immediately after the app crashes - it'll be easier for me to scan):
- open Event Viewer (eventvwr.msc)
- expand the Custom Views category (left click on the > next to the words "Custom Views")
- right click on Administrative Events
- select "Save all Events in Custom View as..."
- save the file as Admin.evtx
- zip up the file (right click on it, select "Send to", select "Compressed (zipped) folder")
- upload it with your next post (if it's too big, then upload it to a free file-hosting service and post a link here).

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For a while now my Windows folder has been taking up more space on my 60GB SSD than I think it should. The size breakdown goes like this:

C:/Windows - 28 GB

- winsxs - 11.65 GB
- System32 - 8.45 GB
- Assembly - 1.63 GB
- SysWOW64 - 1.30 GB
- Installer - 1.17 GB
- Microsoft.NET - 1.03 GB
- SoftwareDistribution - 0.85 GB

I do regular registry fixes and temp file cleans, and I do regular inspections on my drives to remove unnecessary files and programs. However, the large increase in my Windows folder which happened about 6 months ago is really bothering me.

Is there any way get rid of some excess files? Or is this just a case of Windows inaccurately showing the actual amount of free space due to hard links?

Help is appreciated, thanks

A:Abnormally large Windows folder, size reduction possible?

Have you run disk cleanup?

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I have been using Windows XP Version 2002 Service Pack 3 for a while with few problems, and run Norton 360 which I continually make sure is up to date with no warnings.

The problem that I have been having is that I have twice now found that my C: drive, which has 144 GB of hard drive space, keeps filling up when just a few months ago I checked it and it was less than half full. I downloaded a free program which shows me the folder sizes in Windows Explorer, and found that the cause of the drive filling up were these huge log files in my kids' "My Documents folders". There were many such files, but for example, there was one called CAGC0bd49d6c000a072e.log which was over 18 GB in size. I just simply delete them and empty my recycle bin, but they seem to keep reoccurring.

I am curious what they are, why they are so big, are they dangerous, and can they be prevented?

Thanks so much for any help!!

A:Large .log files in My Documents folder starting with CAGC*

If you scan with AV and AM and they show nothing, open a few and see what's in them.

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I'm sharing a folder on a Windows XP computer with 15,000 sub-folders/files over a small network. This folder used to be hosted in Windows Server 2003 machine. But after I made the switch to XP, accessing the shared folder over the network takes over 1 minute for the files to list.

Does anyone know what might be causing this slow performance? And is it related to the XP operating system?

Any tips and advice will be greatly appreciated.


A:Problem sharing folder with large number of files over network

if you are using sp2 or 3 i believe this problem could be caused by a tcp connection limit have a look at this

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Okay I will do my best to try and explain this clearly.

I had one laptop hard drive crash/fail on I purchased a new laptop and transferred all my files over via a window's backup and crash plan backup to make sure I got everything. Now the new laptop is having the same issue as the old laptop--obviously there is a corrupt file somewhere. The hard drive on the new laptop has not failed--yet--but 308GB of my 750 HDD has been sucked up by these temp files. I have attached a word doc with 2 screen shots--first showing the main window with all of these tmp files and the second with one file opened.

There 99 of these tmp files, with roughly 200,000 items in each taking up a lot of HDD space. I tried to delete one of these folders and the process took forever and it got hung up.

First, what are these folders and has anyone heard of this kind of issue.

Secondly, is there a way I can delete these files by by-passing the recycle bin since these things are so large. I thought I read somewhere I could use cmd to do this, but am not sure how.

I've used CCleaner and Malwarebytes and neither touched these files. As a matter of fact the Windows\Temp file never seems to get cleared out unless I manually delete what's in there. I was able to delete other files in that folder, just not these. I am getting very concerned for the life expectancy of my new HDD.

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A:Need Help Extremely Large Files in Windows-Temp Folder Cannot Delete

You MIGHT have a root kit virus.

Some root kit removes...

Free Tools | McAfee Downloads

Sophos Anti-Rootkit - Free Rootkit Detection and Removal Tool

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Just look at the picture... what could cause something like this?


A:explorer.exe a bit...large :P

If you have run spyware and virus apps. and your system is clean try running 'Filemon' (freeware)

Download Here

Filemon will show you what explorer is accessing and causing it to use excessive resources.

It's possible explorer is attempting to access a shortcut or program that has been deleted or uninstalled but remnants remain in the registry which see's it as a valid entry.

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I need to split a folder containing several levels of subfolders into dvdr sizes for backup. I would like to retain not only the folder name but subfolders names.

Ex. C:\Pictures\Summer is 7gb and i would like to split it into C:\folder1\pictures\summer and C:\folder2\my pictures\summer

Any one know of a util? RAR/ZIP is an option but I would really like viewable access to the files on any disc.

The folder I need to split is quite large 70GB.

A:Split large size folder into smaller ones retaining subfolder names

Your talking about 16+ DVDs for that one file. The odds of one of them being bad is quite high.

Why not backup to an external hard drive instead?

Also, most burner software will do this for you automatically. I know Roxio will for sure. It will put as much as it can on each DVD then prompt you for a new one when that is done.

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I'm having problems when I try to customize my folder icons on VISTA. The icons I usually make is 256x256 px size and when I apply it to my desired folders, the size of the icons is always 32x32 px. When I try to appear it on large icons view, it's still on 32x32 px. It's so frustrating.

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This is similar to a post I made several days ago that only got one response, but this time I've really narrowed it down.

My computer has a problem specifically with the combination of the NTFS file format and JPG Files. I used to have my drives formatted as FAT32. I never had a problem going into Windows Explorer and expanding a folder full of JPG files. Even a really large folder, like 15Gb, would open instantly.

However, I recently converted all my drives to NTFS. Now any folder with over about 2Gb of JPG Files in it takes for bloody ever to expand! The bigger the folder, the longer it takes. For example, a 5Gb folder will take about 30 seconds. A 20Gb folder will take upwards of 2 minutes. It drives me crazy!

It's as if something in my computer related to the NTFS format is trying to catalog or make thumbnails out of all the JPG's in a folder before it expands that folder. However, I can't really support the "thumbnail" theory because all of my folders are set to be viewed in the "details" mode. I don't use thumbnails, icons, or mini-icons.

Any and all suggestions are welcome because I've been struggling with this for several days now and tried every trick I know.


A:Large Folder Full of JPG Files Takes a Long Time to Expand

Here are two items that might shed some light on how to fix the problem:

1. Once a large jpeg folder has been expanded (oh so slowly) in Windows Explorer for the first time, it will open instantly any time I come back to it as long as I don't turn off the computer. But once I restart the computer, I have to wait a long time all over again for any of the large folders to expand.

2. I just discovered by accident that if I use the "search" function before expanding any of the folders in Windows Explorer, all of the folders will expand instantly no matter what they contain or how big they are.

This seems to be telling me that once the operating system has "touched" each folder and file one time, it remembers them better then next time (until I reboot). I wonder if all of the folder/file information is getting dumped into RAM the first time it's expanded or searched? It seems like maybe this is an NTFS related cache issue. I have 2Gb of RAM, so I've experimented with turning off the page file (virtual memory), but it doesn't seem to make any difference whether it's off or on. There must be some other file caching system in NTFS that I'm not familiar with.

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I have connected a new external 500GB disk via a USB. I get the message new hardware is ready for use but I cannot see it in Windows Explorer.

Grateful for any advice.

A:Explorer can't see large disk via USB

Move your mouse pointer over to "my computer" and right click. Select "manage." Next click on "disk management," and you should see your disk as unformated or "raw" data.

Right click the disk, select format. Once the disk is formated you should be able to view it in windows explorer.

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Hello -

I'm having a problem with IE; on one of my systems, the fonts within the browser window have been magnified which is skewing some pages. I can't seem to find any font size controls in the IE config, or in the desktop config. I can of course change the fonts from small to large in the monitor properties, but it is already on small and I surely did not mess with it. The box has an nvidia chip with the latest drivers.

Any ideas?


A:Large fonts in explorer.

What version of IE? If it is IE6, the "view" menu, Text size, enables you to set your choice.

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Hope you can help.

I let my nephew play about on the PC and some how he must have done something as almost every web page I visit, the writing is large and overlaps each other so its hard to make out.

Does anyone know what I can do to change it back to the normal setting?



A:Large Font On Explorer

if it is in internet explorer only, on top, where the toolbars are, click on "view", then "text size", then select , i think medium is decent, but you can playwith settings until you are comfortable.

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Hi. I'm on windows XP sp3 and just finished fixing a UACd.sys virus infection with ComboFix, which seems to have worked.

But I notice that the size of explorer.exe in Task Manager seems unusually large. It shows a 'mem usage' of 61,696 K and a 'vm size' of 46,572.

What contributes to the size of explorer.exe?
What size is considered normal?
How can I reduce the size (if it is in fact too large?)?

Thanks, John

A:explorer.exe in XP task manager seems very large...

Try using Process Explorer to see what is using explorer.exe. mine is using about 28,000K

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I've started noticing that whenever I opened any file or folder which uses explorer.exe, for example, documents or my computer, the overall CPU usage would go up to 100% with explorer.exe taking up any CPU space not being used by the likes of Firefox or Word. I would then have to open Task Manager to restart explorer.

I've tried different possible solutions including deleting any corrupt video files and removing the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{87D62D94-71B3-4b9a-9489-5FE6850DC73E}\InProcServer32.
I've scanned my system with avast, AdAware, Spybot, SUPERAntiSpyware, defragmented my hard drive, used System Restore to a date where the problem did not occur and cleaned the hard drive with CCleaner but the problem still persists. Attached is the hijackthis log.

Windows XP SP3, Intel Pentium M 1.60 GHz, 2.0 GB RAM, Mobile Intel 915 GM/GMS,910 GML Express Chipset Family.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:01:37 PM, on 17/12/2009
Platform: Windows XP SP3 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v8.00 (8.00.6001.18702)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\USB Safely Remove\USBSRService.exe
C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\EvtEng.e... Read more

A:Solved: Explorer.exe using large amount of CPU

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Hello, does anyone know if it's possible to have the file explorer columns visible with large icons/extra large icons? Like in Windows 7>


A:Is there a way to get explorer columns with large icons?

hello and welcome to eight forums .I cant see the top of you explorer window ,but it should look like mine ,and in view you choose icon size ,im using win8.1 enterprise ,but its there in win8.1 core and pro editions .

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In IE, font is so large that a normal webpage no longer fits on the entire screen--you have to scroll left and right to view the whole page.

Try View--> Zoom --> select 100% (150% or more may already be selected)

A:Font too large in Internet Explorer

If it is actually the font size, have you tried:

View --> Text Size --> The choose the font size, like medium, smaller, smallest, etc. ?

Since you say you selected percents in your posts, you were actually zooming in and out rather than adusting the font size.

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So I had this on a machine a couple weeks ago and I ran through all the usual tools (Mbyte, CF, ADW, etc.)  Nothing was working and finally someone told me to try Norton Power Eraser and that did the trick.  It was a .dll in a temp hidden folder under SYSWOW64
I have another machine now with the same issue but Norton Power Eraser didn't work.  The process continues to run and eats up RAM.  This time I can't even manually close the process because it complains of permissions.
Any suggestions?

A:Secondary explorer.exe using large amount of RAM

Hello, Welcome to BleepingComputer.I'm nasdaq and will be helping you.If you can please print this topic it will make it easier for you to follow the instructions and complete all of the necessary steps in the order listed.===Download the version of this tool for your operating system.Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (64 bit)Farbar Recovery Scan Tool (32 bit)and save it to a folder on your computer's Desktop.Double-click to run it. When the tool opens click Yes to disclaimer.Press Scan button.It will make a log (FRST.txt) in the same directory the tool is run. Please copy and paste it to your reply.The first time the tool is run, it makes also another log (Addition.txt). Please attach it to your reply.===Please paste the logs in your next reply DO NOT ATTACH THEM unless specified.To attach a file select the "More Reply Option" and follow the instructions.Wait for further instructions.

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I have been having a lot of trouble with I Explorer hanging and dropping links. (Win XP) It is using huge amounts of page faults. I have AVG, Zone Alarm, Spybot S & D and Adaware. No scans have helped. Any suggestions?

A:explorer.exe - large page fault Have a look at this page There may be something to help your problem

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I've started noticing that whenever I opened any file or folder which uses explorer.exe, for example, my documents or my computer, the overall CPU usage would go up to 100% with explorer.exe taking up any CPU space not being used by the likes of Firefox or Word. The computer would slow down and I would then have to open Task Manager to restart explorer.

I've tried different possible solutions including deleting any corrupt video files and removing the registry key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\CLSID\{87D62D94-71B3-4b9a-9489-5FE6850DC73E}\InProcServer32.
I've scanned my system with avast, AdAware, Spybot, SUPERAntiSpyware, defragmented my hard drive, used System Restore to a date where the problem did not occur and cleaned the hard drive with CCleaner but the problem still persists.

I've also tried to determine the source of the problem by booting in safe mode and disabling half/all of the services in msconfig but explorer.exe still uses a lot of CPU when restarted.

Through using Process Explorer, I've found that the thread Explorer.EXE+0x1A55F is using the most CPU.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

A:[SOLVED] Explorer.exe using large amount of CPU

Found out that it was an update to Fences which caused the problem. Another update released today hopefully fixed the problem.

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Tried DRAG N DROP a large .avi file ( 670 MEG) from a CDRW into a folder on XP PRO. About 3/4 during transfer it stops and gives something about a MS DOS ERROR? Is it possible to copy this large file?

A:Moving Large File With Windows Explorer In Xp

I copy 5-6 gigabyte video files around with Explorer in 2K and XP.

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I'm not really sure how to explain this but I'll try.
Randomly, my internet explorer started displaying some webpages in large font, but not all of them. I didnt change a thing. This happened on our computer at my families' home also, but only on one username.
Does anyone know?

A:Solved: Large Font Internet Explorer

Have you tried IE > View > Text Size > Medium?

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I have a powerful 64bit Win8.1 system with 16Mb RAM and a SSD bootdrive. I also have 4 mechanical drives, each 2Tb but each only half full.

My query is why Explorer seems to have problems. It is fine opening a drive. But when I then open a folder, I get a slow crawling progress bar. I have it set to sort by date and there may be 1000 or 2000 files there of mixed types.

I am puzzled as I'd expect the sort order to be cached for example. But this happens if I close and then reopen the drive immediately.

Third party applications opening a folder for browsing also suffer an interminable wait.

Am I expecting too much of windows? Should I reorgansie my drives - for example I don't partition them. Although even then, a folder is going to contain a few thousand files which need to stay together.

Any suggestions welcomed. Thanks.

A:Win8.1 Explorer struggles with several large drives

check in the indexing options if anything can be improved.
another option is to use everything program.
you can find link in the forum some other post.
in any case 4 drives scan time will not go any lesser

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Attached is a screen shot of a folder's contents which include 3 folders of mostly music files. I have learned that if a folder contains an image file with the name 'folder.jpg', the contents will display as shown for folders 'Disc1' and 'Disc 2'. However, any other name for the jpg file and it will display as shown for 'Disc 3'. I would like to be able to give the jpg file any name and have the folder icon display like 'Disc 1' and "Disc 2'. Does anyone know of any settings or tricks I can perform to achieve this?

thank you.

A:Large Icon Display in Explorer Window

Download Mp3tag - the universal Tag Editor (ID3v2, MP4, OGG, FLAC, ...) and apply an image as album art tag, you need not to use Folder.jpg.

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**Partially Solved** After installing Norton software I had, the first two symptoms (svchost.exe and explorer.exe taking mass amounts of memory) seem to have disappeared - I'm not 100% sure as i've only had one restart and been on for two hours, but I haven't had either of the huge memory uses so far. For people having those problems, it seems the two culprits were: security risk Trojan.Viknok.B!inf and Trojan.Vikadclick.
That said, I am still having a few problems:
- Anything opening Windows Explorer (the program that lets you view files/folders, etc.) takes 15-25 seconds to load, if I load [Computer] or [My Computer] it can take 30-40 seconds. Before this, it would usually only take a couple of seconds to load.
- I still get Webpage Error popups constantly, asking if I want to debug - this happens very frequently even if I check the box labeled "do not show this message again."
- When I shut down or restart the computer, the screen flashes black a couple of times, and in that interval, a blank window surrounding the entire screen pops up for a split second. It is difficult to describe, but imagine if your desktop was open in internet explorer or something, having a menu bar and the minimize [ _ ] expand[ [  ] ] and close [ X ] options in the top right like most windows programs do. This by itself doesn't pose much of a problem, but it started the exact same time the other symptoms began occurring, so I am a bit concerned.
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A:svchost.exe, explorer.exe taking up large amounts of resources

Welcome aboard   Download Security Check from here or here and save it to your Desktop. Double-click SecurityCheck.exe Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.NOTE 1. If one of your security applications (e.g., third-party firewall) requests permission to allow DIG.EXE access the Internet, allow it to do so.NOTE 2. SecurityCheck may produce some false warning(s), so leave the results reading to me.NOTE 3. If you receive UNSUPPORTED OPERATING SYSTEM! ABORTED! message restart computer and Security Check should run Please download Farbar Service Scanner (FSS) and run it on the computer with the issue.Make sure the following options are checked:
Internet ServicesWindows FirewallSystem RestoreSecurity Center/Action CenterWindows UpdateWindows DefenderOther ServicesPress "Scan".It will create a log (FSS.txt) in the same directory the tool is run.Please copy and paste the log to your reply. Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Devices (do NOT change any settings here)List Users, Partitions and Memory sizeList Restore PointsClick Go and post the result. Please download Malwarebytes Anti-Malware to your desktop.NOTE. If you already have MBAM 2.0 installed scroll dow... Read more

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Any idea why windows explorer freezes up almost everytime I open a folder with large video files in it?

P3 700
geforce 4 MX 420 64mg
Win XP Home
Hard drives: 40gig & 80gig

I reformatted but it still does it.


One more question:

How do you delete files that (in an error message) say they're being used, when they couldn't possibly be?

aloha, MC

A:[Resolved] Explorer freezes with large Video files

Have a look at this thread, I think your issue may be the same:

You need to post more info about the second question; if Windows says they are being used, then something is loading the files on startup.

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I'm running Windows XP 32 bit.In the past few days my internet connection has been badly congested about 50% of the time. I am (unfortunately) using a 1mbps connection but was uploading on average 3000 packets per second, more than I thought was possible on my connection. Using TCPView I found that the cause of this was explorer.exe. The only reason I can even access this website right now is because I ended Explorer. I've tried using Malwarebytes as I assume this is a type of malware, but it didn't solve the problem.TCPView screenshot:As you can see, there are lots of separate packets being sent. I don't know much about this but maybe its some DDOS attack? Not really sure what to do next.

A:Windows XP: Explorer uploading large amout of packets

Welcome aboard Download Security Check from HERE, and save it to your Desktop. * Double-click SecurityCheck.exe * Follow the onscreen instructions inside of the black box. * A Notepad document should open automatically called checkup.txt; please post the contents of that document.=============================================================================Please download MiniToolBox and run it.Checkmark following boxes:Report IE Proxy SettingsReport FF Proxy SettingsList content of HostsList IP configurationList Winsock EntriesList last 10 Event Viewer logList Installed ProgramsList Users, Partitions and Memory sizeClick Go and post the result.=============================================================================Download Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware (aka MBAM): to your desktop. * Double-click mbam-setup.exe and follow the prompts to install the program. * At the end, be sure a checkmark is placed next to Update Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware and Launch Malwarebytes' Anti-Malware, then click Finish. * If an update is found, it will download and install the latest version. * Once the program has loaded, select Perform quick scan, then click Scan. * When the scan is complete, click OK, then Show Results to view the results. * Be sure that everything is checked, and click Remove Selected. * When completed, a log will open in Notepad. * Post the log back here.Be sure to restart th... Read more

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Hello. I am using Vista Home Edition 32-bit version SP1 and in the past few weeks my thumbnail previews and icons have disappeared for folders that are set for Medium Icons or Large Icons.

If I open a folder that is set for Medium or Large Icon view, instead of getting thumbnails and folder previews, I'm now getting blank spaces with the file name under it...

Folder upon opening:
Now if I cycle through the various views - list, details, tiles, and back to icons - it will generate and display thumbnails ... but with two problems: (1) notice the folder images it just generated appear smaller than they should be, and they are not showing any preview of what's inside the folder.
(2) the thumbnails for the jpgs are there only as long as the window is open and I don't navigate elsewhere. As soon as I leave the folder, they revert back to a blank space.

Folder after cycling through the Views button to Large Icons:
Moving to another folder yields the same results: no thumbnails:
And going back to the previous folder, and the thumbnails are gone again:
Folder Options -> View -> Advanced -> "Always show icons, never thumbnails" is unchecked.
System Properties -> Advanced -> Performance Settings -> "Show thumbnails instead of icons" is checked.
I have deleted the thumbnails cache in Disk Cleanup.
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A:Medium and Large Icons in explorer folders are blank

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Here is the situation.
We work a lot with IP Cameras (or sometimes called network cameras). Most of these IP cams have the capability to send jpg images to an ftp server when motion is detected.
The jpg image is about 40 to 50k in size and are stored in a folder named for the current date, so each day a new folder is created at midnight and all of the images for that 24 hour period are stored there.
Anyway, what is happening is that when these cameras ftp this information to an xp machine on the local 100mb network, some folders end up with A LOT of jpg images in them. In one day, one camera can store over 100,000 images in a folder. Opening these folders takes a long time...sometimes up to 5 minutes just to see the contents.
I have tried both using and not using File Indexing, but it seems to be the same speed either way.
From what I understand, the main resource File Indexing uses is memory. The systems these images are being saved to are WinXP Pro machines running at 1GHZ minimum to 4GHZ maximum and memory ranges from 512MB to 2GB.
I watch the task manager while loading these directorys and CPU is never over 4% so I assume the CPU has little to do with whatever is causing the system to take so long reading the files.

Anyone have any ideas as to how I can speed up the process of viewing these folders with so many images in them?

A:XP is too slow with large number of files.

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Hi I got a new pc, when I got it was smoking fast, now it is really running slow I did a adware & a spy boy & it came up with a wild tangent & a ms firewall disabled error & also it said there was a high jack Attempt, I am hoping you find out if I got a bug or not.
Also can you tell me what I can take out of my start-up list.

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 1:05:23 AM, on 9/19/2006
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

Running processes:
C:\Program Files\Intel\Intel Matrix Storage Manager\iaanotif.exe
C:\Program Files\Dell\Media Experience\DMXLauncher.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\DVDAudio\CTDVDDET.EXE
C:\Program Files\Creative\Sound Blaster X-Fi\Volume Panel\VolPanel.exe
C:\Program Files\Creative\Shared Files\Module Loader\DLLML.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\InstallShield\UpdateService\issch.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Real\Update_OB\realsched.exe
C:\Program Files\\VSO\mcvsshld.exe
C:\Program Files\\VSO\oasclnt.exe
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I need to download updates for my computer.
My problem is I only have dial-up inernet acces,with a 56kbs modem. When my downloads start, the speeds start at about around 20kbs then rapidly decline to around 2kbs and then stay steady between 2kbs and about 4kbs.

Is there a way I can speed up the downloads without swithching internet service or spending lots of money?
I need to download about 294mb worth of files for my computer and can not be on the computer all day waiting for the downloads. Total of 3 or 4 files and they are all large. Also High speed internet access is unavailable in my area at this time or else I would have it.

I have a Dell Dimention E521 with an AMD Athlon 64x2 dual core processor 4000+ 2.10 GHz,2046mb of RAM,32 bit operating system, with Windows Vista Home Premium,and a Conexant D850 PCI V.92 modem. I hope this information helps.

Any assisstance will be a great help. Thank you.

A:Slow Downloading Of Large Files

Well if your dial-up is 56k, then your average transfer rate should be at around 4-6 Kbps on average. There arent really any ways to optimise your internet speed though, you probably will have to get better internet when it is availible otherwise there isnt much that you can do. Also, dont download any programs that say they optimise internet speed, because, they are Spyware and do either nothing or slow down your internet even more. Also, I would say that downlaoding that much with dial-up could take a couple of days. Hope you get broadband in your area soon!

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My system is taking massive amounts of time to start up. It always hangs for about 5 min once it logs in. During this point the system is unusable. I check around and saw that my profile was 3+ GB's and thought that was the reason. I created a new profile logged into it and.... it was usable in a few seconds. But my old profile has quite a lot of stuff on it and it would be a pain to configure the new profile. Is there anyway I can shave off some from the old profile?

A:Slow Start Up and Large Profile

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A past virus must have caused this.The C:\Users folder is not visible in explorer for some reason.I can still visit the contents and the pc works fine,but this is not right.Also, there is a lock on my users/alexandros folder icon.Maybe it has something to do?

A:Users folder not visible in explorer,lock on admin's user folder icon?

Oh,note that i went in and tried to give "users" read and write rights of the users\alexandros folder to see if the lock goes away ,but i saw the processing was taking too much time and also some files had access denied so i quit.I hope i did not mess up

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I like to open my Temporary Internet Files from time to time to eliminate misc. items.....but, everytime I open the folder an Internet Explorer warning comes up that says,
"This page has an unspecified potential security risk. Would you like to continue?"

How can I get this warning to stop popping up?

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Hi everyone. I have looked all over the internet for a solution to this and I just cant seem to find anyone with the same issue so I figured I'd try here.

I just put together a new build. It is a follows.
GIGABYTE GN-WP01GS-E 802.11b/g wireless card
Western Digital SATA 640GB
4GB (2x2gb) RAM
Vista Ultimate x64 SP1
D-LINK DGL-4300 Router (firmware 1.9)

I installed the OS and loaded all the patches. All the drivers are showing as up to date when using the "update driver" option from the device manager and when I manually verify the driver dates.

I have three PCs... A = XP PC connected to my network wireless. B = XP PC connected to my PC via LAN cable. C = Vista x64 PC.

Whenever I try to copy a file greater than about 100 meg from the Vista x64 PC to either A or B using a wireless connection, Vista CRASHES. It crashes almost instantly and I never get any sort of progress indicator. It's so bad, the mouse freezes, and nothing responds. I have to reboot the PC to recover. If I plug in the WIRED connection, I can copy files of any size to either PC with no problems. As an added wrinkle, I can use the vista PC with the WIRELESS connection and pull large files FROM PC A or B with no problems. The only issue arises when I try to push a file from Vista to either XP pc using a wireless connection. The only thing I have not tried is creating a share on the VISTA PC and then push files there from the XP boxes. I guess I could try this, but I'm not... Read more

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I erased by mistake the "PATH" environment variables and I assume this broke my icons in every single folder. The large icons doesn't work, but instead just produce blank invisible square as shown on the pic below.


Here's what I tried and didn't help:Assigning the correct PATH variables
Delete the icons cache/reboot
No system restore point
Also the desktop background can't be set.

Thank you in advance!

A:Wiped Out Environment Variables Broke my Explorer Large Icons

Do a System Restore to before you did this, should fix the problem.

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The aim of this post is twofold: first, I would like to help people who are as irritated with Windows7 explorer as I am. Second, I would like to spark a reaction from Windows developers and maybe understand why the -7explorer is as painful as it is.

The issue is simple:
I would like to sort, rename and visualise the large number of photos I have.
While everything was working perfectly with the previous Windows versions I had, these basic tasks have become nearly impossible with Windows7. Cancelling the automatic sorting is difficult, renaming files results in the explorer getting lost and visualising files per alphabetic order appears to be impossible. Finally, even having a good layout on the screen is mission impossible after moving or renaming a few files.
At this point I hasten to add that I am not a beginner with windows or computing in general. I have used previous Windows versions for years both at home and at work, and can do my own bits of code if needs be.

The only solution found so far:
After doing a fair amount of reading (and wasting a lot of time), I decided the only solution was to go for an alternative to Windows7 explorer. I personally chose to download? FreeCommander? but there are many other alternatives. So far it answers all my needs and I have stopped using Windows7 explorer.

My question to Windows developers:

Why on earth wreck a product that worked so well before? This is beyond me and I would sincerely like to understand. Anyway my m... Read more

A:Sorting files with Windows7 Explorer - Large number of issues

You just don't know how to use it
To cancel automatic sorting, right-click on an empty space, and in the "View" sub-folder, uncheck "Auto arrange icons".
Secondly, with the first setting, renaming files will not make the lost, because after you renamed them, they will not be automatically arranged again.
The third issue, visualizing files per alphabetic order, is simple again. Just right-click, go to "Sort", and press "Name". Now, all the files will be sorted by name, alphabetically.

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I have searched far and wide to a solution to this problem. The only solutions I have found are for Windows XP and do not work on Windows 2000.

Here is the problem:
Windows Explorer crashes when people try to view large AVI/MPEG/MOV files either in DIVX or in another codec.
The machines are Dell Precision Workstations with:
-Quadro 4
-512 MB RAM
-2.4 Ghz Intel p4
-80 GB HD
-Windows 2000 with all the latest patches

When you open the file within Windows Media Player, the files open fine. Once someone tries to click the file in Windows Explorer, Explorer.exe crashes then restarts itself. Each of the machines is running the latest NVidia drivers.

I have totally rebuilt the OS image from the ground up and we still have that problem.
I read somewhere that Windows XP tries to 'index' avi files but since the info is at the end, it gets caught in an infinite loop.
Is this the same as Windows 2000? The software installed on these machines are Maya 5.0, 6.0, Adobe Premiere 6.5, Adobe Photoshop CS, Adobe After Affects, etc...

Thanks in advance for any advice one can give.

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My computer starts up slow and sometimes stops responding. It is always using over 2 gig of my swap file, even after reboot when not much is running. Xoftspy informs me i have 128 problems and corrects them but on running it again they are still there. Also my sound drivers disappear often on restart, requiring me to reinstall and restart again. What should I do?

Here is my HJT log:

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 3:46:30 PM, on 7/25/2008
Platform: Windows 2003 SP2 (WinNT 5.02.3790)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.6000.16674)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccSetMgr.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccEvtMgr.exe
Z:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\aawservice.exe
Z:\Program Files (x86)\IVT Corporation\BlueSoleil\BlueSoleilCS.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec AntiVirus\DefWatch.exe
Z:\Program Files (x86)\Nero\Nero8\Nero BackItUp\NBService.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Symantec AntiVirus\Rtvscan.exe
z:\Program Files (x86)\Spybot - Search & Destroy\TeaTimer.exe
Z:\Program Files (x86)\SUPERAntiSpyware\SUPERAntiSpyware.exe
Z:\Program Files (x86)\Lavasoft\Ad-Aware 2007\AAWTray.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Common Files\Symantec Shared\ccApp.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\Java\jre1.6.0_07\bin\jusched.exe
C:\Program Files (x86)\SweetIM\Messenger\SweetIM.exe
Z:\Program Files (x86)\IVT... Read more

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