In my "Recorded TV" library, in which I store the movies that Windows Media Center record from my TV tuner card, I have about 400 movies (.dvr-ms and .wtv files), almost 2.4 TB of data. When I try to open this folder in Windows Explorer, the RAM usage goes to 100 %, and the entire computer freezes until I eventually manage to close the folder, one way or another. (Which is quite a feat, since Windows 7 usually is very stable.)
Is this a known bug, with a known solution? It's not a big deal, since I still can manage the files from within Windows Media Center, or using the command prompt, but it is annoying. Indeed, sometimes I want to watch the metadata associated with a movie without starting Media Center. Of course I can write a small Win32 application calling
ShellExecuteEx with the
properties verb, but that's 'overkill', isn't it?
Surely, in 2013, Windows Explorer can open a directory with a few hundreds of files in it?