Opening a Folder Takes a Long Time

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SYMPTOMS
When you open a folder in Microsoft Explorer on a drive using the FAT32file system, one or both of the following symptoms may occur:
  • It may seem to take an unusually long time before the window is accessible.
  • The Working in Background pointer may appear for a long time.
CAUSE
The total space used by all directory entries in the folder exceeds 32K.
RESOLUTION
To resolve this issue, move some files to a different folder.
STATUS
Microsoft is researching this problem and will post new information herein the Microsoft Knowledge Base as it becomes available.
MORE INFORMATION
Microsoft Explorer parses the directory entries in the FAT completelybefore displaying the files.
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Article ID: 153114 - Last Review: 12/04/2015 14:59:55 - Revision: 1.3

Microsoft Windows Millennium Edition, Microsoft Windows 98 Standard Edition, Microsoft Windows 95, Microsoft Windows 95

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