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To improve the speed in the Explorer, look into the following options:


Don't store too many images in the same folder. Even if you shoot several hundred photos a day, maybe you can split the day into two or three topics and put each topic into a different folder.
Program Settings > Database: Decrease the width of generated thumbs to less than 250 pixels
Program Settings > Database: Increase the thumb creation threshold to more than 100 kb
Compress the database by calling Cleanup database
Program Settings > Installation: Move the Workdirectory to a faster harddrive
Program Settings > Explorer: Uncheck the Antialias Thumbs option.
Regularly defragment the harddrives containing your Workdirectory and your images. You can usually find a tool for this in the Windows utilities.
Don't view your images directly on removable media (Compact Flash Card) or network drives. Copy or move the images to your local drive, before you start to work with them.


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