XnView MP checking all drives on load causing spinup on each

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XnView MP checking all drives on load causing spinup on each

Post by wurzelpete » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:27 pm

Is there a way to prevent XnView MP from quering all available drives on loading up? My setup spins down most drives during regular day use and whenever I want to quickly open a picture from an active drive I have to wait for the unused drives to spin up before XnView MP loads the picture from the active drive. Is this somehow preventable?

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Re: XnViewMP checking all drives on load causing spinup on e

Post by cday » Thu Nov 05, 2015 3:40 pm

wurzelpete wrote:Is there a way to prevent XnViewMP from quering all available drives on loading up? My setup spins down most drives during regular day use and whenever I want to quickly open a picture from an active drive I have to wait for the unused drives to spin up before XnViewMP loads the picture from the active drive. Is this somehow preventable
This might be the answer:

Tools > Settings...
Excluded_drives.png
If not, it's probably a question for Pierre... :?:

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Re: XnViewMP checking all drives on load causing spinup on e

Post by wurzelpete » Fri Nov 06, 2015 6:10 am

Thanks for the tip but I already have pretty much every drive on that catalog list (was the only thing I found even remotely related to this in the menu options).

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Post by xnview » Fri Nov 06, 2015 7:48 am

wurzelpete wrote:Thanks for the tip but I already have pretty much every drive on that catalog list (was the only thing I found even remotely related to this in the menu options).
do you have the same thing with XnView 2.34?
Pierre.

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Post by wurzelpete » Mon Nov 09, 2015 3:44 pm

I couldn't replicate it with XnView - but for what it's worth, I now have trouble recreating the issue with XnViewMP aswell - so maybe exclude from catalogue thing for all drives did work after all (just not right away - for some reason). I also have another program in place that simply writes a few bytes every 2 mins to my temporary drive to prevent it from going into power saving mode and I recently changed a couple of settings there. Maybe that solved it.

Thanks for your interest in the issue, I can't replicate it anymore so you can see this as solved!

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Re: XnViewMP checking all drives on load causing spinup on e

Post by wurzelpete » Sat Nov 21, 2015 2:54 am

Ok, I tried again after the issue still occured (and I couldn't contribute it to any other program) and then xnview opened the file without any spinup whereas Xnview MP caused a spinup (on the same file). Does this help in any way?

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Post by helmut » Thu Dec 03, 2015 9:44 pm

Just a guess: Perhaps XnView loads the images for displaying thumbnails for folders? In Tools > Options | Browser | File list, row "Folders" please uncheck the checkbox "Show as thumbnail". Does this speed up things?

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Post by xnview » Thu Jun 30, 2016 8:31 am

wurzelpete wrote:Ok, I tried again after the issue still occured (and I couldn't contribute it to any other program) and then xnview opened the file without any spinup whereas Xnview MP caused a spinup (on the same file). Does this help in any way?
Do you have this problem on 0.81?
Pierre.

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