How to fix zip file related Vista slowness

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Mickey Segal, Jun 17, 2007.

  1. Mickey Segal

    Mickey Segal Guest

    Vista slows down tremendously when dealing with zip files containing many
    files. With a 375 MB zip file containing 80,000 files I found that Vista
    would go near 100% CPU use and stay there for half an hour when I created
    such a file or moved it to a flash drive. This was a big problem because I
    couldn't safely remove the flash drive until the transfer was done and Vista
    slowed to a crawl.

    I found a fix (http://www.annoyances.org/exec/show/article03-202) that stops
    Vista from looking inside zip files. It completely fixed the problem, and
    also stopped other less severe times in which Vista slowed down.

    If you use zip files, this is a crucial tweak. You need to add a third
    party program for zipping / unzipping, but Vista's built in zipping /
    unzipping is so slow that you probably use a third party program anyway if
    you have big zip files.
     
    Mickey Segal, Jun 17, 2007
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