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Why Are Win 98 Folders so slow to open

By j_esther ·
When double clicking on a Windows 98 folder, the system may take several seconds to open the folder.

MS says this is due to directory entries exceeding 32KB and most of my directory entries seem to be more than that if I'm looking at the right info (I click on a folder, then Properties, and read the size of the file folder as whatever) . I don't believe I'm looking at the right info but the folder is slow to open. MS suggests creating more folders which seems to defeat the purpose of havingfolders to start with.

Sometimes the response is very quick and at others, it just crawls. I've disabled Fast Find and the other resource hogs but the problem remains.

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Why Are Win 98 Folders so slow to open

by dmiles In reply to Why Are Win 98 Folders so ...

Check to see what applications you have running in the back ground,and consider the number of applications you have open at the time you are opening the folders,down sizing the folders could be an option.Also check to see how much memory is in your machine,this will also have an effect on performance

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Why Are Win 98 Folders so slow to open

by LyXX In reply to Why Are Win 98 Folders so ...

Opening Folders in Win98 and Win95+IE4 takes more time, when folders opens "as Web-page" (Sorry, but I don't know what is name in English version), may be this is your problem?

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Why Are Win 98 Folders so slow to open

by drew_lgca In reply to Why Are Win 98 Folders so ...

I had a similar problem and it end up being a problem with my LS-120 drive. Do you have any Zip drives,ect try removing them and see if it is still slow.

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Why Are Win 98 Folders so slow to open

by miked In reply to Why Are Win 98 Folders so ...

Is your PC connected to a network? If so, see if you have any 'mapped' drives that connect at start up. It could be that one or more of the network drives are down and that will cause an occasional pause as the OS tries to connect from time to time.

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by Hungry cat In reply to Why Are Win 98 Folders so ...

I red other letters and i've seen one addition: in Win98 or Win95 with IE 4.0 or greater you can remember settings for every folder such style e.t.c. If you open suches folders, your system must restore this settings (find it at first). This featureenabled by default and take significant time. You can control it by changing Start -> settings -> Folder setings -> Advanced -> uncheck 'remember settings for every folder' or something like this. A mean you don't worry about thise settings. Also useful is turning off some web features like view in 'web style', check your desktop settings for disabling 'active desktop as web page'.You can speed up your work also if you remember such keys: Win+R - run program, Win+E - call explorer, Win+M minimise all windows except dialog Win+D similar but also dialogs Win+F - find files. It's very useful keys and i though this minimize your works with folders.

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