Windows 10: Change order of files of a folder when many media (slow) how to solve?

  1.    31 Jan 2018 #1

    Change order of files of a folder when many media (slow) how to solve?


    Hi, Win10 takes ages when about simply change the order of files inside a folder full of pictures for example. It looks he pretend to read each file, for example to get the exif infos.. it's completely useless since for example I just want to order the files from the last modified, etc.
    How to block windows do this extra-unwanted job and just manage each file like an unknow one? It's also annoying for music and so on, I would like to display each folder, search for a file, order and so on like all files are unknown for Windows, possible? For example avoid displaying me "artist, album, song, etc" when a folder is with mp3, I wan the default name, dimension, last edited, etc

    Thank you!
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  2.    31 Jan 2018 #2

    Hi, I don't find this happening. Do you perhaps have Photos indexing the folder as an Album?
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  3.    31 Jan 2018 #3

    I don't understand what it is "Photos indexing the folder as an Album", can you please explain? Thank you!
    how can I teach windows to forget about deal anyhow with the photos?
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  4.    01 Feb 2018 #4

    Suggest you examine your task manager to see what's happening when you observe the problem.

    Did you try using a search engine? Here's what I found:
    https://support.microsoft.com/en-gb/...the-photos-app

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    Is your folder of interest one you've added in Photos?
    I.e. Is Photos processing that folder?

    There have been reports like this:
    Photos Background Task Host using high CPU resources. - Microsoft Community

    For more, search for
    photos indexing cPU use

    - just a thought..
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  5.    01 Feb 2018 #5

    I also note you mention music, which of course is different to the above.

    Have you checked your disk recently?

    Try
    Hard disk sentinel (trial) and post a screenshot of its GUI. Gives a clear indication.

    Then from a command or powershell prompt run
    chkdsk x: /scan
    where x is the drive where you have your media.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    01 Feb 2018 #6


    I correct myself, it doesn't happen with music. It happens olny with photos. I didn't add any folder, anywhere.

    The think is this: when windows find files with .jpg extension it start scanning for all the files in the folder. Open a folder for example with 10.000 pictures take a lot. It looks like Windows want to read filed to create miniatures, but actually I see only the icons of the file, becase is small. I think the problem is on miniatures creation, even if I don't see them because i chosed a "list" format for displaying file, so how dispable miniatures when folder is in this format? I would keep miniatures when icons are big
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  7.    02 Feb 2018 #7

    So if you choose to view them as 'Small icons' 'List' or 'Details' do you mean you don't experience such a delay? (No thumbnails).
    because i chosed a "list" format for displaying file, so how dispable miniatures when folder is in this format?
    - I think you're saying you see thumbnails in List format. Is that correct? Could you post a screenshot?

    I don't have as many pictures in any folder, but I can see a small delay if I choose another view with, say, the view set to medium icons.

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    The top option disables thumbnail generation- try that as an experiment. If you then don't see thumbnails in, say, medium-sized icons view, can you sort your folder quickly?
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