Any WinXP Explorer Performance Tweaks?



- fixit -
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
My system setup...

WinXP, SP2,
3 GHz CPU, 1 GB memory
150 Gb SATA HD

My working folder has 120 sub directories with -typically 100,000 +++
files within them ((jpgs,mp3, rars, zips)

it literally takes 2 minutes to open

anyone know of tweaks to speed up? setting changes???

TIA

Fixit...

kurttrail
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
- fixit - wrote:
> My system setup...
>
> WinXP, SP2,
> 3 GHz CPU, 1 GB memory
> 150 Gb SATA HD
>
> My working folder has 120 sub directories with -typically 100,000 +++
> files within them ((jpgs,mp3, rars, zips)
>
> it literally takes 2 minutes to open
>
> anyone know of tweaks to speed up? setting changes???
>
> TIA
>
> Fixit...

Move some of the crap you don't use to DVD.

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JS
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
- fixit - wrote:
> My system setup...
>
> WinXP, SP2,
> 3 GHz CPU, 1 GB memory
> 150 Gb SATA HD
>
> My working folder has 120 sub directories with -typically 100,000 +++
> files within them ((jpgs,mp3, rars, zips)
>
> it literally takes 2 minutes to open
>
> anyone know of tweaks to speed up? setting changes???

Apart from disable thumbnails? Not really.

One option might be to re-organise your files, and perhaps try to trim
some of that data.

If you can't do that, another option might be to look around for a
replacement file manager - something a little more low-level and
optimised than Explorer.

This looks promising: http://www.explorerxp.com/ although I've never
tried it.

HTH

Curmudgeon
07-10-2005, 12:53 AM
- fixit - wrote:
> My system setup...
>
> WinXP, SP2,
> 3 GHz CPU, 1 GB memory
> 150 Gb SATA HD
>
> My working folder has 120 sub directories with -typically 100,000 +++
> files within them ((jpgs,mp3, rars, zips)
>
> it literally takes 2 minutes to open
>
> anyone know of tweaks to speed up? setting changes???

Yeah.

Delete some directories and files.

Kelly
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
Suggestions:

1. Do some cleaning.
2. Disable thumbnail views and use Details only.
3. Increase icon cache.
4. Do more cleaning.
5. Try line 157: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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"- fixit -" <yagott@bekiddn.com> wrote in message
news:8cnp91triet4c7e4qe2idv2q4up47i4s9t@4ax.com...
> My system setup...
>
> WinXP, SP2,
> 3 GHz CPU, 1 GB memory
> 150 Gb SATA HD
>
> My working folder has 120 sub directories with -typically 100,000 +++
> files within them ((jpgs,mp3, rars, zips)
>
> it literally takes 2 minutes to open
>
> anyone know of tweaks to speed up? setting changes???
>
> TIA
>
> Fixit...

JS
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
Kelly wrote:
> 3. Increase icon cache.

Hi Kelly

How is that done?

- fixit -
07-10-2005, 12:54 AM
Thanks.. That's what I was looking for
This HD *-is-* for Organizing and subsequently burning DVDs

obtw... anyone have any experience of performance of NTFS vs. FAT32??
for lottsa big files???

On Wed, 01 Jun 2005 23:48:54 +0100, JS <user@example.net> wrote:

>- fixit - wrote:
>> My system setup...
>>
>> WinXP, SP2,
>> 3 GHz CPU, 1 GB memory
>> 150 Gb SATA HD
>>
>> My working folder has 120 sub directories with -typically 100,000 +++
>> files within them ((jpgs,mp3, rars, zips)
>>
>> it literally takes 2 minutes to open
>>
>> anyone know of tweaks to speed up? setting changes???
>
>Apart from disable thumbnails? Not really.
>
>One option might be to re-organise your files, and perhaps try to trim
>some of that data.
>
>If you can't do that, another option might be to look around for a
>replacement file manager - something a little more low-level and
>optimised than Explorer.
>
>This looks promising: http://www.explorerxp.com/ although I've never
>tried it.
>
>HTH

Kelly
07-10-2005, 12:59 AM
Hi,

Increase Icon Cache (Line 121)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

Tip:

Add Icon Cache Size to Folder Options/View (Line 166)
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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All the Best,
Kelly (MS-MVP)

Troubleshooting Windows XP
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com



"JS" <user@example.net> wrote in message
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> Kelly wrote:
>> 3. Increase icon cache.
>
> Hi Kelly
>
> How is that done?


Any WinXP Explorer Performance Tweaks?