Topic "Performance issues with 80,000+ files."

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I accidentally wandered into a folder that had at least 80,000 files in them. The download of the file names understandably took a while. What took significantly longer and chugged 100% CPU, though, was waiting for the UI to get around to displaying the list of items (I'd say roughly 7 minutes of waiting). Then, when I backed out of the folder, it took about 3/4ths the time it took to display the items in the folder (chewing 100% CPU the entire time - another 5 minutes). I know I shouldn't be opening that particular folder up with WinSCP, but it would be nice if the app. were more responsive (perhaps with a "Cancel Operation" button).
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Thanks for your post. This issue has been added to tracker.
Martin Prikryl


This bug still exists in 5.1.1.
It is enough to accidentally enter directory with 4k files for UI to hang for a while.
If it is too complicated to fix this bug maybe a warning could be introduced:
|                       Attention!                        |
| You are trying to view directory with many nodes!       |
| It may take a while. Are your sure you want to do this? |
|                                  | OK |   | Cancel |    |

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