While using the Libraries feature of Windows 7 I am experiencing an extreme slowdown of up to 5 minutes and more when adding new (empty) folders to a Library.
All the folders I am trying to add are empty. The time it takes seems to be dependent on the location of the folder I am trying to add. E.g. adding folders which are located on the desktop are almost added immediately, but adding a folder from a location from which I have added other folders very often before is extremely slow.
Adding folders which I added to some library before works fast again.
So, what I am noticing is adding new folders from locations from which many library folders were added previously is extremely slow.
I want to stress 'many' since I wrote a program previously which automated this process. Each time I ran it a new folder was created and added to a library. Could it be that Windows somewhere keeps track if these (now deleted) folders and that this causes the slowdown?