Slow to browse directory which has html/php files

By s2krish ยท 13 replies
Nov 20, 2008
  1. Hi,

    I am using windows XP/ SP2. The problem is that when I browse directory which has html or php, it's very slow. There's no problem browsing directory which has other type of files.
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

  3. s2krish

    s2krish TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I am browing in my local folder

    I am browsing local folder that is in D:
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    I'm not sure what you mean :confused:

    I'm not advertising any product, and I'm totally against that anyway!
    The above software is all free
  5. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    What VIEW are you using, Thumbnails, Tiles, Icons, List, Details ???

    It is known that dirs/*.jpg require extraordinary time to display/scroll. List or Detail views will reduce the effect.
  6. s2krish

    s2krish TS Rookie Topic Starter

    I am using Icon view. It opens pretty faster directory which consist *.jpg in thumnail view. But the directory which has html files has problem. You can't imagine it takes more then 1/2 minute, such weired.
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    Try this reg file:
    It disables refresh of icons

    You may need to right click and save it to your desktop (ideally)
    Then double click on it and select merge (you can also right click, then merge too)
    Then restart
    Then try that folder again

    Please reply back how it went
  8. s2krish

    s2krish TS Rookie Topic Starter

    while I am trying to add registry, it gives error. I have attached screenshoot. Merging and importing both give error. Please check attached file.
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

    I just tried the above Reg file ("disablerefresh.reg" not exactly reg.reg)

    And it worked for me

    Are you an Administrator privileged account holder?
    If yes, do this, then restart, then download and merge the reg file again

    Download RatsCheddar

    It contains a program written by Rathat, and it is a Policy Controller.
    Save and extract this program to the desktop.
    Once extracted, Double click on the RatsCheddar.exe file.
    Enable everything, then click Exit
    Reboot your Computer.
  10. s2krish

    s2krish TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Thanx I am been able to run RatsCheddar.exe, it improve performace bit. but not fully. I still not able to run disablerefresh.reg.

    Is any alternative to enhance peformance?
  11. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,523

  12. Cybelex

    Cybelex TS Rookie Posts: 46

    Try right-clicking that reg file and choosing Merge. It is a valid reg file.

    What program are your PHP and HTML files associated with?

    Try making a couple folders with only one type in each to see if it really involves both file types, or only one.
  13. mflynn

    mflynn TS Rookie Posts: 2,655

    Or the obvious!

    Rt click the reg file Open in notepad copy and paste contents back to us and we can tell you if it is real.

    Or rename it disablerefresh.txt and send as an attachment!

  14. jobeard

    jobeard TS Ambassador Posts: 11,128   +982

    1. Thumbnail view: descends into subdirs to reflect what is IN THOSE Dirs :( Bad Idea
    2. Icon view: displays the icon for the associated program -- multiple times :(
    3. List view: displays the 32x32 favicon, similar to that associated with webpages
    4. Detail view: similar to List view but adds file info

    Minimal processing for dirs with large number of files will be the (3) LIST VIEW :)
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