Q re Win XP Indexing of files...

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by tronmaster, Nov 8, 2002.

  1. tronmaster

    tronmaster Guest

    I know with Windows XP with regard to AVI files that Windows XP seeks the entire AVI file thus slowing your view of that file. Well, that's what I was told.

    Now, does Windows XP does that with JPG files? Could I turn this off. I accidently moved all my JPG files to one folder, now it takes over 5 minutes to even see that folder!! I just want Windows XP to list the JPG files...???

    Help??
     
  2. Hipster Doofus

    Hipster Doofus Good grief Charlie Brown

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    Backup your registry first & see if this helps>

    When you highlight a image or video file, explorer tries to make a preview for you in the left window pane. Well some video files are > 700mb and this bogs down explorer, so if you try to rename it/move it, etc, explorer is tying up the file b/c it can't generate a preview fast enough. The mentioned registry fix disables the preview thus enabling normal file changes to these large video files.


    Open regedit and go to :

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\SystemFileAssociations\.avi\shellex\PropertyHandler

    Delete the value you find there.

    I haven't tried this tweak.