I'm sure this has been discussed before, but I couldn't find the thread. I have directories on my computer that have thousands of files in them. In Windows 2000 (which I used until about a year ago), all directories loaded with lightening speed. But in Windows Vista and now Windows 7, I am always waiting for directories to load (sometimes more than a minute). I don't think that indexing is the cause. It seems that Windows Vista and Windows 7 collect more data about the files they are loading into file windows. Is there any way to turn that off? I want file windows to load with the speed that they loaded in Windows 2000.