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I have a laptop with Windows 7 Home Premium installed.
I copied about 400 pictures and videos from my camera SD to the local drive in a folder named NiconPictures.
When I click on that folder (NiconPictures), it shows a green bar on on the URL-address line on the top (background of the address bar acting as progress bar).  This takes forever to finish what ever it's doing. it slows down the laptop performance.
If I avoid clicking on NiconPictures folder, I am able to browse to other folders without any issues.
Is this hard drive indexing issue ?
Thanks for the help.
VU3Lmg
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nobusCommented:
i own also a Nikon, but NEVER use their software
i simply copy the images from the camera in the dcim folder to my disk - never problems
so worth a try
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vu3lmgAuthor Commented:
Dear nobus
That's what I am doing, inserting the SD in the laptop's slot and copying the files over my C drive.
VU3LMG
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nobusCommented:
in that case, i supect a failing drive
test it with a disk diag - i recommend to download UBCD -make the CD, and boot from it
disk diags are found in HDD section
http://www.ultimatebootcd.com/                              ultimate boot cd
http://ubcd.mirror.fusa.be/ubcd511.iso                        direct link UBCD
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SandeepSr System AdministratorCommented:
Please run the command from command prompt and see if there are any bad sectors or not.

Assuming your NikonPictures is on D: the command will be as below in Commnd prompt for the D:, you have to stand at D: to start chkdsk in read only mode.

D:\>chkdsk
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nobusCommented:
when i suspect a bad drive, i do NOT run chkdsk - it tends to make things worse
here is how i handle bad drives :
http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Hard_Drives/A_3000-The-bad-hard-disk-problem.html
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BillDLCommented:
Have you considered that this could be your AntiVirus application scanning the files in real time as they are being transferred?  The default for most AV applications is to scan removable drives upon connection, so it might even have slowed down before copying has started.

JPG images aren't commonly file types used to carry viruses, but it is still possible for "Rootkit" type of malware to be in a JPG image, so I wouldn't necessarily recommend that you disable that file extension from virus scanning.  It might be worthwhile temporarily disabling your AntiVirus application immediately before yo transfer more images the next time just to see if it could be the issue, but remember to re-enable it immediately afterwards.
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vu3lmgAuthor Commented:
Dear nobus
Your article (http://www.experts-exchange.com/Storage/Hard_Drives/A_3000-The-bad-hard-disk-problem.html) talks about connecting the Hard Drive differently.  My problem is with the DELL-NetBook that I have, it would be big project for me to disconnect its HDrive and hook it up the way you are suggesting.  Any other suggestions ?

Dear BillDL
The problem is not while transfering.  It happens after copying the files to local C drive. The problem starts when I click on the folder (c:\StagingFolder\D3100xyz) in my Windows Explorer.  Thinking my AntiVirus (Norton) might be checking those files, I have left it running for half an hour.  That does not help as well.  Every time I click on that folder, this behaviour continues.
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nobusCommented:
>>  My problem is with the DELL-NetBook that I have, it would be big project for me to disconnect its HDrive and hook it up the way you are suggesting.  <<    can you tell me why?
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vu3lmgAuthor Commented:
Scheduled chkdsk for the next boot.  Re-stared, it took about 2 hours.  Chkdsk did fix some hard drive issues. Problem is gone.<br /><br />Solution suggested by "nobus" was difficult for me to try.
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nobusCommented:
>>  Solution suggested by "nobus" was difficult for me to try  <<   what do you mean is difficult ?? if you mean UBCD - thousands have used it without problems
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SandeepSr System AdministratorCommented:
Happy that it solved your problem to some extent :)
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