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File load time in FP 2002

Posted on 2001-06-25
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I have been using FP2K since it came out and recently upgraded to 2002.

Everything seems to work OK except for one thing and I wanted to see if anyone else had this problem and has a explanation or solution.

When I try to insert a picture from file it takes a lot longer than it used to. It seems like it is trying to physically load every file in the folder before the "hourglass" goes off and I can select my file. It can sometimes take up to a minute depending on the number of files in the folder.

Occasionaly I get an alert box that says the application has run out of RAM but it continues anyway.

I have 250MB RAM and plenty of disk on a 450mhz PIII running WINME. I keep my system defragged with diskeeper regularly.

Anyone run into this or know why it is happening?
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by:ClassyLinks
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This is the first I've heard of it...or perhaps I just haven't noticed it  ;-)


Let me do some experimenting today and see what I can find out.


Can you give me more details?  Is it the actual insertion of the file that is taking so long, or the loading of the folder's contents list?
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by:READER
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It happens when I go to insert a picture from file.

When the Windows Explorer box comes up it delays for a long time while the hourglass blinks and the files start to appear.
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by:ClassyLinks
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I can't replicate that on this end.  If anything it is faster than FP2K.  8-(
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by:READER
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Hmmmmmmmm

Thanks for reply.
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by:ClassyLinks
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In your control panel, when you have FP open, what % of your ram is free??
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by:READER
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Its 78% before I open FP.
72% after and 68% when I go to load a graphic file.
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ClassyLinks earned 200 total points
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That is a big jump when you are opening the graphics.  Personally, opening FP takes 4% and opening the graphics takes nothing additional.

However, %'s being relative and you having more than me....still, I don't think you should see that jump.


Have you tried Detect & Repair from the Help Menu?
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by:READER
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Good suggestion.

I didn't even know that feature was there.

I tried it and it seems to have fixed the problem.

Thanks
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by:ClassyLinks
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Great!  Thanks for the points.

cu next time!  8-)
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