File dialogs take time to load folder contents

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  1. printz macrumors regular

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    Ever since I upgraded to Mavericks, to things happened:
    - free disk space increased from about 20 GB to 45 GB
    - whenever I use a file dialog to save or open files, it takes time to load and display the folder contents (a progress indicator will spin on the lower left corner of the dialog until I can see the folder contents). Using Cmd-Shift-G to go straight to a folder works, as well as clicking "Save" to save the file, before the folder contents is displayed.

    Is the second problem normal? I use a retina MacBook Pro from middle 2012.
     
  2. maflynn Moderator

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    Do you have any external disks connected to your Mac? I find there is a level of latency for me when I have my DAS connected
     
  3. guitarman777 macrumors regular

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    I find a similar latency occasionally when accessing files on my secondary HDD. I swapped it out of my MBP for an SSD just before Mavericks was released and put the HDD in the optical slot.
     
  4. FredT2 macrumors 6502

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    I'm seeing the same thing with very long times to display folder contents in the file dialog. I'm using a Mini with an external drive, but the folders I've seen the delay on have all been on the internal drive.
     
  5. johndoe123abc macrumors member

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    Same problem here. Long load times was hoping 10.9.1 would fix it, but sadly no.
     
  6. printz thread starter macrumors regular

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    So it happens to some of you too? Interesting. Do you have SSD and/or low disk space?

    For me, as I said it happens on my MacBook Pro at home, but the Core 2 Duo Mac Mini at work (still with Mavericks, but with over 250GB HDD free space) is all OK.
     
  7. johndoe123abc macrumors member

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    I have an SSD in my Early 2013 rMBP. Plenty of disk space available.
     
  8. hallux macrumors 68020

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    Happens to me too, has been since at least ML. I have a TrueCrypt volume mounted, though it's stored on my internal drive still, and sometimes have volumes mounted from my networked Windows computer.
     
  9. tigerintank macrumors regular

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    i have the same problem with remote volumes on other macs. Don't think I've seen it on the local disk and i've not attached any external volumes yet.

    I've just timed it to a remote 10.6.8 mac and to open a folder with a small number of files/folders of less than 10, takes around 5 secs and for a folder with around 2000 files/folders takes just under 30 secs.

    No improvement that i noticed on moving to 10.9.1
     
  10. aaronvan Suspended

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    256 SSD here and no external storage.

    Ever since I installed Mavericks it takes forever to load folder contents. Highly annoying.
     
  11. johndoe123abc macrumors member

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    Exactly the same for me. No external storage. I do have a Time Capsule, but it is not connected all the time, only when Time Machine is doing backups.
     
  12. dockBR macrumors newbie

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    Try to switch the kind of view of files in Finder and back to normal.
     
  13. johndoe123abc macrumors member

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    For those interested, I have posted this to Apple Feedback.
     
  14. aaronvan Suspended

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    That seems to help. But why? :confused:
     
  15. FredT2 macrumors 6502

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    Wait, what does that mean?
     
  16. aaronvan Suspended

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    Click between on of the the four folder views, i.e. icon, list, column, sweeping folder view (or whatever it's called.)
     
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