Deleting Files Take Forever


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Guest

sometimes when I need to delete a bunch of files the system just kinda hangs
there. For example, when I had to delete windows.old directory, after
finally figuring out how, the system just sat there for about 5 minutes
before it even began deleting the files. Why does it seems to take longer to
delete files than it did in XP?
 
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Robert Moir

This happens to me as well, I could not believe it!

Yeah it does seem slow. Perhaps creating a restore point with VSS or
enumerating all the files to check it doesn't need to bring up a UAC
dialogue?
 
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Guest

Robert Moir said:
Yeah it does seem slow. Perhaps creating a restore point with VSS or
enumerating all the files to check it doesn't need to bring up a UAC
dialogue?
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Robert Moir
Microsoft MVP for Security

www.robertmoir.com
Very slow for me to, unacceptable actually. It happens when you either want
to delete a couple of large files (typically movies) or many small files
(1000).
Strange thing is that when delte this files from another computer (using
file sharing), it works as it should.

could this have something to do with indexing?

Hope a solution is found soon.
 
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Robert R. Johnson Jr

This also happened to me as well with beta 2, builds 5600 and 5728. However
build RC2 5744 seems to be fine. Copying a 3.59 gigabyte file from one sata
drive to another took less than 3 minutes. Deleting the file (3.59
gigabytes) from Vista took a couple of seconds to drop it into the recycle
bin. The recycle bin emptied correctly when prompted.
 

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