You would think after all these Windowed years that they would get something right, but file management is still a pathetic process in Windows; in fact, in some ways it's gotten worse. When I read a directory from a external source - flash media, USB stick, external drive - it's slower than it ever was, and if I work with those files, say a copy/paste to another directory, AFTER the procedure, I then right-click/delete them, but guess what - they don't go away. They show up still there , still selected, still visible, but they are NOT really there, I have to refresh the view to see that they have been deleted. Also, it took an amazing amount of research and maybe it's just too simple, stupid for me, but it took months to discover what they did with the "create new folder" command - why would you ever need that anyway, they must have wondered.
And the system is forever synchronizing files, and the search is the slowest it has ever been, and I'm running a quad core Phenom system. I search for say "album" and I get first to wait... then to watch a pretty greenish blue line slowly, inexorably creep across the top of the window, and then sometimes the results are bizarre, in that it mixes references, exact quotes, contexts, etc. and meantime I can't do anything else, all other windows if clicked in are whited out.
Finally, after over a quarter of century in business, my operating system is still only capable of a single copy/paste function! Imagine paying all that money for an OS that can't store more than one instance of text in a clipboard at a time. You must, after over all this time and money invested in an OS, copy only one set of text at a time - you MUST immediately paste it, or you lose it on your next copy command. Why is it there are hundreds of programs that do the little things so much better than the OS, and yet the OS never "gets" it and improves the system? This version of Windows is pathetically unimpressive, and I'm seriously considering at least a double-boot system, if not a whole-scale rollback to XP - at least all my software WORKS in XP, whereas nothing before 2009 will run on my PC in 7. I spent thousands of dollars on software that sits on shelves and have been rendered useless by the OS. It's like buying a new car and finding out it takes a different gas, a different tire, a different oil, has to be washed in specially treated water, and the old steering wheel cover doesn't fit, and it doesn't play my old CDs, and doesn't even have a working radio. And after all this time and all these years, it doesn't even do a split screen display for drag and drop - the program has to be called up twice, and physically rearranged to support and display a drag and drop capability. It's just pathetically incompetent to have been working so long on an OS and have it wallowing in its own imperfections after all this time. Copy that.
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