When we used Windows Explorer to list content (ie files list) of a folder that
contains more than a million files, it can take half an hour or more on a 2
vCPU Win2008 R2 server (with 4GB RAM).
What are the freeware tools out there that could substitute Win Explorer &
yet list out the contents much faster? (In the old days, I recall we have Norton
Commander that could list contents of a folder)
Possibly something like Hadoop on Linux which archive & index records &
enable very fast retrieval of search results for Windows ???
If the folder is covered by a realtime Antivirus scan, does this affect the amount
time Windows Explorer reads/lists the content of this folder? I always thought tt
realtime AV scan only scan for updates/changes/new files/modifications to files
Will placing the files on say SSD vs on Fibre disk vs on SATA disk make any
difference in the time it takes to list the content of such a folder holding a
million over files? Or it's just the number of CPU power & RAM that matters?