I have folders with hundreds of thousands, to over a million files and subfolders in each parent. I'm reading that the NTFS log file may be responsible for slow file creation and other actions.

How do I use SysInternals Contig to address this issue?

When I run contig -v d:\$LogFile

What Doesn't work: (any combination of:)

  • elevated (Run as admin) command prompt I get access denied.
  • Safe mode.
  • Windows 2008 Server, Windows 2012 R2 (to test for an API difference)


https://stackoverflow.com/questions/197162/ntfs-performance-and-large-volumes-of-files-and-directories https://stackoverflow.com/questions/115882/how-do-you-deal-with-lots-of-small-files

  • Read the instructions? You might wish to use one of the various commercial products, many of them have a 30 day trial period. – mdpc Dec 20 '14 at 22:06
  • @mdpc Not only did I read instructions on the page, but I also added research to ensure I'm using the correct tool. What are you claiming that I'm missing? Are you saying that 3rd parties will help me with this particular system file? Which one? – halfbit Dec 20 '14 at 22:11
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    The downvote should removed. This is a well researched question, and is asked in many places on the Internet, with no resolution – halfbit Dec 20 '14 at 22:37

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