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Rebuilding desktop takes a loooong time
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Dec 3, 2001, 03:05 PM
 
Hi.

Recently i have gotten some strange behaviour when rebuilding the desktop. It takes 30+ minutes to execute??? When i check the desktop folder from a remote machine it only shows a few aliases, which is all I`ve put there.

Anyone know what could be wrong?

Thanks.
Tom
     
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Dec 7, 2001, 06:18 PM
 
Rebuilding the desktop file on my system takes almost an hour.

The Desktop file is not the "Desktop" itself... The number of items on the desktop is not the determining factor for how long it will take.

Basically the more applications on the drive the long it will take, I've found...
     
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Dec 7, 2001, 07:05 PM
 
On my old iMac I had indexed the HD and for some reason the rebuilding of the desktop became faster. When I had run out of valuble disc space (this was the old 4 GB HD) I deleted the 76 MB index and rebuilding of the desktop was definately slower...of course indexing takes a millenium on a 60 GB HD...
     
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Dec 8, 2001, 05:43 AM
 
Hi.

Thanks for replying to my post!
I still got the " problem ", did indexing made it rebulid considerably faster?

Thanks.
Tom
     
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Dec 8, 2001, 08:46 AM
 
Hi.

Just took me the time to index ( 2.hrs ) and yeah, rebuilding is faster now, but still not as fast as it should be ( compared to how fast it was a month or so ago ).

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