Disappointing file system

Posted: 06-13-2006, 08:30 PM
As much as I'm enjoying most of Vista one big failure for me so far is in the
file system. In particular when dealing with a directory of video files.
I'll get hangs / freezes of explorer resulting in either a restart of
explorer or sometimes of the PC itself.

The same happens if I try to add them to WMP's library. It will freeze and
restart.

This is unacceptable in a cutting edge OS that is supposedly geared towards
today's media files and gaming, etc. Many people these days have larger
files, particularly video files.

Further, why on earth do we have a need (or even the time) to see a
graphical pop-up "calculating the time necessary" for deletes and moves?

And WHY am I being told "About 3 hours and 45 minutes" to delete a 1.94 gb
folder???? I've already disabled the recycle bin so this is preposterous. I
ended up having to boot into safe mode to make my deletes.

This is one area that better be addressed before the final release.

Disappointing file system


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Steve Swatman
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Re: Disappointing file system
Posted: 06-24-2006, 07:07 PM
in the folder menu, you can check the box, view tiles instead of thumbs,
although this is not a great answer it will stop/cutdown the time, and makes
life a little easier

steve
"Ian M. Walker" <IanMWalker@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
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> As much as I'm enjoying most of Vista one big failure for me so far is in
> the
> file system. In particular when dealing with a directory of video files.
> I'll get hangs / freezes of explorer resulting in either a restart of
> explorer or sometimes of the PC itself.
>
> The same happens if I try to add them to WMP's library. It will freeze and
> restart.
>
> This is unacceptable in a cutting edge OS that is supposedly geared
> towards
> today's media files and gaming, etc. Many people these days have larger
> files, particularly video files.
>
> Further, why on earth do we have a need (or even the time) to see a
> graphical pop-up "calculating the time necessary" for deletes and moves?
>
> And WHY am I being told "About 3 hours and 45 minutes" to delete a 1.94 gb
> folder???? I've already disabled the recycle bin so this is preposterous.
> I
> ended up having to boot into safe mode to make my deletes.
>
> This is one area that better be addressed before the final release.
Ian M. Walker
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Re: Disappointing file system
Posted: 06-24-2006, 08:38 PM
Thanks, Steve and I have been trying that.

I've yet to find how to make it a global change, though. I keep having to
do it in each folder.


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"Steve Swatman" <sns@bigfoot.com> wrote in message
news:48BBACF0-AB7C-46D4-9390-D3351305071A@microsoft.com...
> in the folder menu, you can check the box, view tiles instead of thumbs,
> although this is not a great answer it will stop/cutdown the time, and
> makes life a little easier
>
> steve
> "Ian M. Walker" <IanMWalker@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
> news:EA63835C-D3D8-4DA5-AB5A-5C013351FC97@microsoft.com...
>> As much as I'm enjoying most of Vista one big failure for me so far is in
>> the
>> file system. In particular when dealing with a directory of video files.
>> I'll get hangs / freezes of explorer resulting in either a restart of
>> explorer or sometimes of the PC itself.
>>
>> The same happens if I try to add them to WMP's library. It will freeze
>> and
>> restart.
>>
>> This is unacceptable in a cutting edge OS that is supposedly geared
>> towards
>> today's media files and gaming, etc. Many people these days have larger
>> files, particularly video files.
>>
>> Further, why on earth do we have a need (or even the time) to see a
>> graphical pop-up "calculating the time necessary" for deletes and moves?
>>
>> And WHY am I being told "About 3 hours and 45 minutes" to delete a 1.94
>> gb
>> folder???? I've already disabled the recycle bin so this is preposterous.
>> I
>> ended up having to boot into safe mode to make my deletes.
>>
>> This is one area that better be addressed before the final release.
>

 
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