I am using Windows 7 in VMWARE Workstation 7.1
When I try to delete a large folder of over 400 MB in size it takes more than half an hour. But when I do the same thing outside of VMWARE on my Host (also windows 7) it takes only a few minutes.
I have tried using SHIFT-Delete to skip the recycling bin, I tried sending to recycling bin, but they all have the same results.
It baffles my why it would take so much longer in VMWARE when it takes only a few minutes in the host.
I can understand if it took mabye 5 minutes longer than in the host, but it takes 28 minutes longer!
Anyone else experience this? Otherwise my VM runs fine and very responsive, only when removing large folders like this it takes forever.
Anyone know of a workaround or a fix?
EDIT: A bit more information. It appears if I drop into command prompt and just run
del *.* /f /s /q
It completes within just a few minutes. So how come this works so much faster than deleting through windows GUI ??