Why are file operations (copy, move and delete) so slow when using the Windows 7 Explorer? Are there any tweaks to fix this?
Background: Recently I switched from Windows XP to Windows 7 after this switch I observed that all file operations are much slower than they were with XP. Especially move and delete (i.e. move to trash) under Windows XP was an instantaneous action and its speed did not depend on the number of files that were involved. On Windows 7 all operations seem to depend on the number of files involved and Windows 7 somehow always wants to "discover items".
Additional Notes: For the affected drive: - system protection is disabled - file indexing is disabled - real-time antivirus is enabled but this should not affect moving files