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  1. #1
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    Slow folder display

    We have a large number (18k+) of Corel files on our computers (Win 7) and have found that there can be a considerable delay in displaying the folder contents. Despite fast chips, lots of RAM etc there would usually be a delay of 7-10 seconds before the folder contents are displayed on screen.
    I'm not known for my patience at the best of times, and I found that the continual delays were really irritating. 7 to 10 seconds is just enough time to disrupt the workflow and lose focus on the task at hand.
    Well, after a bit of Googling I found that the reason for that delay is that the OS takes much longer to display the contents of a folder when there are a variety of file types in it. The simple cure is to move any non-.cdr files to a sub folder.
    After moving the accumulated .eps/.bmp/.psd etc files out of the main folder the system now displays the content almost instantly.
    Recommended.

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    Hey Bob,
    If you want to double your speed, send 9K of your files to me.
    JK
    Thanks for sharing that tid bit of info.
    Have a Blessed day,

    Michael Kowalczyk

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    That's more than likely Win7's scanning each file for it's content to be able to generate thumbnails and other metadata.

    You can disable this functionality:
    http://www.technoleros.com/turn-off-...umbs-db-files/
    ULS M-300 30W, CorelDraw X4

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