Prevent Directories from Overloading

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Twisted 05/01/2005 11:58 am
I downloaded a large project with 1000`s of files and when I try to browse it in OE browser or in IE it takes a (very) long time before pages are actually displayed...
I heard that if a folder in Windows XP has over 1000 files in it,it can cause degraded performance...
In my case,will the "Prevent directories from overloading" option in OE help me ??
The problem is that the project is already on my HDD,so it does contain directories with over 1000 files... I think I must re-download the project(from my HDD) ,so the files will be organized in directories with under 1000 files...
So I`m wondering, what might help me in this situation ?

Thanks.
Twisted 05/01/2005 12:06 pm
I might add that I`ve found this:
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;873414
but have not yet installed it...
Oleg Chernavin 05/02/2005 08:02 am
Yes, you can enable the directory overload prevention option, but you will have to erase that overloaded folder and download it again. This feature will create subdirectories when there are over 1000 files in a folder.

Best regards,
Oleg Chernavin
MP Staff
Twisted 05/02/2005 08:32 am
And will this increase the speed of accesing those files when I browse the project ?
Oleg Chernavin 05/02/2005 08:34 am
Yes, this is for sure.

Oleg.
Twisted 05/03/2005 02:43 pm
Thank you for the help .
One more thing : when I select a project and choose Delete -> Delete only project files it shows this message: "Do you want to keep the removed files information to download changes and new files later?"
What does it mean ?


Thanks.
Oleg Chernavin 05/03/2005 03:44 pm
It means that you can remove all downloaded files from the Project and still update it as if the files are still on the hard disk (only new and updated files will be loaded).

Oleg.