Table of Contents 11. Performance Tuning - Make NeoFinder faster
days, the ever increasing amount of data will make the cataloging
speed of NeoFinder to appear decreasing. Fortunately, there are
some powerful ways to bring back the speed.
The NeoFinder development team works to increase speed in each and
every new version of NeoFinder. So check to see if there may be
Every single one of these Cataloging Preferences in NeoFinder has
an influence on cataloging speed.
Make sure to turn off any option
you don't really need!
For example, generating the FileCheck
value is incredibly amazing, but
requires NeoFinder to read every single file completely. And while
the code in NeoFinder is even faster than Apples own code for this,
it will still require a lot of time for large disks with many or
Reading the content of text files
can be slow if you have a lot of
Microsoft Word documents, as NeoFinder will have to read and parse
these files completely.
Also, reduce the size of thumbnails
you wish to generate. For 192 pixel
and less, NeoFinder will try to use the embedded EXIF thumbnails in
photos, greatly increasing the performance for photos.
If these settings are not finely grained enough for your purpose,
you can also ask NeoFinder to exclude certain types of files
completely. For example, maybe you have a lot of old GIF files on
your disks, but you don't really wish to have NeoFinder generate
thumbnails for these. This
chapter will explain you
how to do that.
Another great way to massively increase speed during cataloging is
to change what you catalog.
For example: NeoFinder is totally able to catalog an entire huge
disk with many millions files at once, but depending on the types
of files, that may take a while. But what if you would catalog the
top level folders of that disk separately? You do know that
NeoFinder can also catalog just
In this case, I have organized my photos by year. Each year, I
create a new folder, and add all new photos to new project folders
inside the folder of the year.
can catalog either the entire disk, or I can catalog the folders of
each year separately. If I catalog them separately, the cataloging
speed for each folder is faster and better to manage, but there is
another huge advantage: When I update a catalog
to see changes I have made to my
disk, I only need to update the one catalog for the folder of the
current year! That will greatly increase Updating speed!
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If you use a NeoFinder Business License, you can also have
NeoFinder automatically update catalogs at a certain time schedule,
for example at night, when network and server load is lower than
during daytime. Check the cool AutoUpdater
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Lastly, if there are still delays in your cataloging, NeoFinder has
a great tool to help you find out which files take up what time.
Turn on the LogMediaPaths option before cataloging, and check the log file
it generates to see what takes how long:
crashes/hangs when cataloging/updating a volume. What can I