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    Default Moving or deleting files very slow

    Hi,

    I am noticing that copying a folder to a new location, even of small to modest size (~150 mb), takes longer than it should. The speed seems to be comparable to what I would get copying a folder over a network, not from one place to another on my hard drive.

    The worst performance comes when deleting a set of folders, even though each folder contains relatively little information. 5 seconds or more per folder.

    Not sure why this is happening. I found this using Dolphin or Konqueror, in 11.1 with KDE 4.2.

    Any suggestions for fixing this would be welcome.

    Thanks.

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    Default Re: Moving or deleting files very slow

    In Linux everything in the graphical desktop is considered as a network object or file. Hence the "bad" performance...

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    Hmmm. Alright, but I am pretty sure I have had much faster performance until recently. For instance, I had deleted a large number of satellite images, which took far less time than the bibliographic records I was wiping out which took ages in comparison. Seems to me that something has happened to effect this.

    I added Google Desktop search in the interim, but I disabled indexing, and even quit the program, with no corresponding boost in speed. Plus, I think GD only indexes when the system is idle.

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    Hi,
    @mazibuko
    Did you solve the problem? Because I have the same for few weeks. Sometimes the system even stop responding for few minutes (while moving e.g. 10 MB !!)

    I'll feel grateful for answer and help.
    Michal.

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    Default Re: Moving or deleting files very slow

    Hi,

    No, I haven't--at least I don't think I have, but I haven't had to delete files for a while.

    No solution yet, I am afraid.

    I will post back if something comes up.

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    Default Re: Moving or deleting files very slow

    Are you using delete (that is you added delete to the menu) as opposed to 'move to wastebin'?
    or of course use Shift - Delete
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    Hi,
    yesterday, for example, I used Shift + Menu option to delete the Folder in Amarok - and I was to kill the application .

    Today I am testing Dolphin with Nepomuk turned ON ... and everything is ok.

    Could this be a solution? [sorry for my English ]

    Michal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by caf4926 View Post
    Are you using delete (that is you added delete to the menu) as opposed to 'move to wastebin'?
    or of course use Shift - Delete
    I think I used the delete key on the laptop, but also right-clicked and selected move to trash (which says it corresponds to the delete key....).

    Thanks.

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    I think this is a KDE4 problem. If you haven't yet update KDE to 4.2.1 and also your Qt libs to 4.5. It got a lot better (faster) for me after the updates.
    An additional solution is to use a KDE3 program like Krusader for big file operations, works flawlessly and fast, only lacks the looks

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    Default Re: Moving or deleting files very slow

    Really weird, my KDE has never been faster. But...i've seen at some friends that they have quite a mix of old and very old plasmoids making plasma take up to 99% of CPU, that's one, and...
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