Slow response in Windows Explorer Window

Bill Moran wmoran at
Wed Oct 17 12:47:20 GMT 2001

On Wednesday 17 October 2001 13:22, Gerald (Jerry) Carter wrote:
> On Wed, 17 Oct 2001, Brentnell, Greg ISC wrote:
> > Our current settings are:
> >
> > case sensitive = no
> > preserve case = Yes
> > short preserve case = Yes
> Yup.  That's what I recommend.  But 13,000 files in a single
> directory is going to cause you problems.  Escpecially with Explorer
> looking for icons in each file :-)

You may be able to improve the performance a bit by moving to something
such as reiserfs, which handles many files in a single directory better than
most other filesystems.
In the end, though, Jerry is right.  The real solution is to not put that many
files in a single directory.  Windows isn't designed for it, ex2fs isn't designed
for it, the explorer program isn't designed for it, and the SMB protocol really
isn't designed for it.

Bill Moran
Potential Technology technical services
(412) 793-4257

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