I have seen the slow-folder-opening, "green thermometer" issue and solved
it via this method:
For whatever reason, I find Windows 7 defaults to some odd choices for its
optimization selection. A "Downloads" folder full of executables and zip
files optimized for... Photos? Whatever.
On Tue, 13 Sep 2011, Ernie Buford wrote:
> I kind of expected slower performance with such a large number of files, but
> some of the poor performance is just opening a folder to view contents.
> When copying these folders, it often starts at 100+ KB/sec but then quickly
> drops to a crawl or even a standstill before eventually finishing.
> So maybe 2 different issues here, but I'm seeing a lot more of that green
> thermometer and spinning blue circle with frequent "Not Responding"
> pronouncements on title bar of various applications.
> Oh right, I was going to go for a walk....
> On 9/13/2011 2:53 PM, Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne wrote:
>> I've always found this to be the case when working with hundreds/thousands
>> of small files on Zoo.
>> Jarlath O'Neil-Dunne
>> University of Vermont | Spatial Analysis Laboratory
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>> Subject: sloooow network performance
>> I had hoped to get out for a walk before any thunderstorms, and I think
>> do that now because any copying/moving/deleting of files on zoo is taking a
>> long, long time. Is it just me?
>> I'm testing on 2 workstations, one of which is straight off the truck from
>> Dell (I think I installed Office and putty, but that's about all).
>> I am working with a couple of folders containing several thousand small
>> image files amounting to 1 to 3 MB total. Trying to copy to \\zoofiles
>> (both public_html share and my home share) takes awhile. Even deleting
>> takes several minutes. Windows Explorer is currently stuck "calculating"
>> how long it is going to take to delete one of these folders.
>> But nevermind copy/move/delete, it took about 2 minutes before I could even
>> view the contents of one folder in my home directory. Part of this might
>> possibly be Forefront doing some laborious virus scanning like
>> NOD32 used to do? I'm spending a lot of time watching green "progress"
>> bars drift slowly across the top of Windows Explorer these days.
>> I've been talking with SAA about this but thought I would see if anyone
>> is experiencing the same sort of difficulty.