Shadow/Brooke (kengr) wrote in bipolypagangeek,
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WTF Microsoft?

Yesterday I ran into a snag when I was backing up fles from the C drive to the D drive. The system got horribly slow and weird things were happening in the program I was using (Beyond Compare. I finlly tracked it down to one directory that had some insane number of 8192 byte files in it.

C:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Application Data\Microsoft\Microsoft Antimalware\Scans\History\Results

Doing "Properties" for the directory got me the following.

Size: 4.59 GB (4.937,111,896 bytes)
Size on disk: 5.43 GB (5.836,144,640 bytes)
Contains: 603,044 files, 0 folder

That's right. Somebody at MS thought it was a good idea to put over half a *million* 8k files in a *single* directory.
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