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Really large directory list = really slow display (4 posts)

  • Started 2 years ago by John Strope
  • Latest reply 2 years ago from Jim Matthews
  • John Strope Member

    It seems like I had this issue after a previous upgrade and there was a simple fix of deleting a preference or cache file, but I can't seem to remember what it was.

    But now that I have upgraded to the latest version, trying to access a large directory ( >10,000 files), I get a painfully slow directory listing.

    Is anyone else seeing this behavior or have a solution?

    Thanks,

    John

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    If you have the Fetch Transcript window open, it would definitely help to close it.

    Another suggestion would be to uncheck the "Ignore file list cache" checkbox in the Miscellaneous section of Preferences, if it's checked.

    Do either of those steps help?

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • John Strope Member

    I do not have the transcript window open and unchecking that preference does not seem to make any difference.

    I do notice that it gets progressively slower. It starts out blazing fast, but by the time it has made it to 4-5k files it starts slowing down noticeably. By the time it make it to 10k it is significantly slower. In total, to finish loading a folder with 31k items is taking ~5 mins. It is counting in steps of 32 it appears. Prior to the upgrade, this same directory only took a few seconds to list.

    Thanks for your assistance!

    Posted 2 years ago #

  • Jim Matthews Administrator

    Thanks for that follow-up. I've reproduced the problem here, and confirmed that it was introduced with the 5.7 update. I will investigate further, and see what we have to do to fix the problem. In the meantime I would recommend using Fetch 5.6.

    Thanks,

    Jim Matthews
    Fetch Softworks

    Posted 2 years ago #

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