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DirGetSize why are you so slow?

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Howdy,

DirGetSize causes my teeth to grind in sync with the grinding noises coming from my hard drive. Seriously though in explorer I right click and that information appears almost instantaneously, or gathers information relatively fast without much grinding. I hope explorer just caches this information and the AutoIt devs feel asleep for this function because it's absolutely, terribly, ridiculously, ludicrously slow and going through the docs, there's no way to tell how many birthdays I will have celebrated until it decides it's done raping my hard drive.

Anways... What does explorer do differently, and what can I use that doesn't make me want to find a new hobby/career/blow my brains out while waiting for it to finish.

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#2 ·  Posted (edited)

I should have noted that I am using DirGetSize with the advanced parameters, which returns an array of Size ,Files count, Dirs Count. (not that it really matters)

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WinkleDoodle,

I would suggest posting your question in the Developer Chat forum - you are more likely to get an answer there. :)

And might I also suggest adopting a different tone when and if you do - OTT language like that you use above when referring to a free app that people develop in their own time is unlikely to get you a sympathetic response. ;)

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WinkleDoodle,

Since you are so impressed by AutoIT, perhaps you could show your code...

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#5 ·  Posted (edited)

I take it the question in the obnoxious post was 'Why is DirGetSize slow?' It isn't, I just right clicked on a large folder and selected properties and the size as well as number of files was updated on the fly so it took about 1 to 2 seconds to complete.

Edit: Seems Melba was there before me.

Edited by guinness

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Yes, a rant, precisely.

In my defense, Perhaps another long time postal AutoIt user has found a workaround, perhaps not, it was worth a shot.

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WinkleDoodle,

Have a nice Day!

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WinkleDoodle.

Don't think anybody cares about your BUT's.

Try to familiarize yourself with the AutoIt help file. ... Getting the feeling your going to need it.


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