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win 7 indexing making me lose my mind!!!

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by ashegam, Dec 15, 2011.

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  1. ashegam

    ashegam Thread Starter

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    I have a folder with bunch of music tracks in it. EVERY TIME I go into it [profanity deleted by mod] win 7 starts to scan the folder and only then organize the tracks by the folder setting. ANYTHING I try to do and it will IMMEDIATELY start to scan the folder which slows everything down to a hault. Even if I create a new folder it will start scanning the folder. If I want to organize my files by putting them into another folder as soon as I move them, it will start scanning the folder and slowing the computer down.

    In all the years of working with different OS's I've never seen such an folder scanning. What [profanity replaced by mod] is windows trying to do? Cut and paste should not make a folder start to scan. This is insane!!!
     
  2. Elvandil

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    Media Player is organizing and scanning according to your settings. It has nothing at all to do with indexing.
     
  3. ashegam

    ashegam Thread Starter

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    I have both wmp and mediamonkey and the only time they "scan" my music folder is when I open them up. They have never in the past constantly scanned the folders. I mean even when I click "creat a new folder" it starts to scan the folder and it won't even let me name the new folder because of the lag from scanning.

    I have turned off any feature that says monitor or scan xxxx folder and still having the issue.
     
  4. Snagglegaster

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    This doesn't sound like a Windows 7 problem. You might check your Autoplay settings in Control Panel, but this sounds more like the some third party software causing the problem. For instance the last couple of versions of Paintshop Pro do something pretty similar with graphics files. And yes, it's really annoying!

    But I've built dozens of Win 7 systems and never encountered the behavior you describe, and I don't think you'll find anything in your Autoplay settings that will fix it. You might try disabling third party media players, just like you would use msconfig to troubleshoot startup issues and see what happens.
     
  5. ashegam

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    Under folder properties I had chosen this folder to be optimized for music. I changed it back to general items and the problem instantly went away. This was not in the original "my music" folder but one I had created myself on a blank drive. So not sure why it wasn't liking that setting.
     
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