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windows XP - Is performance affected by changing this setting in the "view" menu?

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If I modify this setting, is there any performance degradation or enhancement by changing this setting?
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There shouldn't be any noticeable degradation. There might be a slight bit more overhead, but not much if any. It just makes each explorer.exe instance independent of the others, so if one crashes, the others don't also go down with it.
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If you can afford the extra memory usage, there will be performance IMPROVEMENT especially if you do a lot of file manipulation.
Otherwise it will not be noticeable.
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http://www.microsoft.com/resources/documentation/windows/xp/all/proddocs/en-us/folderopt_open_separate.mspx?mfr=true says "When you open each folder window in a separate part of memory, the stability of Windows can be increased. However, this process uses more memory, and may cause your computer to run more slowly" - but I think that will be only noticeable if you have a machine back from the days when xp came out :)
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