1. Computer problem? Tech Support Guy is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations. Click here to join today! If you're new to Tech Support Guy, we highly recommend that you visit our Guide for New Members.

External HD file tagging slow?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by jsktrogdor, Apr 22, 2010.

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.
  1. jsktrogdor

    jsktrogdor Thread Starter

    Joined:
    Apr 22, 2010
    Messages:
    1
    I have a WD 1TB hard drive that I use with Vista. For the most part it works great, but for some odd reason when I try to tag files within the drive it takes 30-60 seconds for the change to apply. Trying this on anything stored on the internal hard drive takes less than half a second. The file transfer rate isnt an issue, it works just fine there. But even when adding one tag to a single file, it slows down, sometimes Explorer stops responding and takes a full minute to finish. Before I reinstalled Vista a few weeks ago it would take several minutes.

    I understand that I might just have to accept that my external (which is in NTFS btw) might just not be very compatable with Vista's tagging feature. But I've heard alot of use of the terms: "indexed" and "non-indexed" locations when looking around for this; I dont know what those mean but they seem like they could help. Not to mention other preferences that seem to be related to search features.

    Any suggestions for how I can speed up this tagging on the external hard drive are appreciated.
     
As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 733,556 other people just like you!

Thread Status:
Not open for further replies.

Short URL to this thread: https://techguy.org/918663

  1. This site uses cookies to help personalise content, tailor your experience and to keep you logged in if you register.
    By continuing to use this site, you are consenting to our use of cookies.
    Dismiss Notice