Oh noes? Turn it off for that folder? Or leave it on and let it *gasp* finish for each folder.
I don't know how to turn it off. I'm not even sure what it's doing. I think it is trying to co-opt control of the virus scanner or something. If you look in the log of the virus scanner, it shows that some other program tried to take control of it repeatedly (like once per second) during the same times that this happens.
Also, it does it every time I open the folder. Letting it finish accomplishes nothing. And it's not like I have a choice, anyway. You can't do anything till it finishes.
I tried searching online for solutions, and all I saw was people having the same problem that were as clueless about how to stop it as me. Turning off the preview function helped a bit, but didn't totally solve it.
Oh, and speaking of virus scanners, this isn't the first one I've had trouble with in Vista. I tried using McAfee Virus Enterprise originally, and had to remove it because it slowed the machine down substantially even when it wasn't scanning, and took FOREVER when it did scan. I bought the Norton Internet Security suite because it was supposed to work better with Vista... and yet I still am having this problem. How much more money am I supposed to dump into this system to get it stable and safe? How about none (Ubuntu is free
XP uses more resources and is slower on the same machine than win 98. In fact, proportionately it's the same degree of increase. Next!
So what? Is that supposed to prove that we're just supposed to expect that? As Dictum demonstrated, other OS's don't do this. It's not a necessity. It's just sloppy programming, and bloat due to adding unnecessary features.