Optimize "Windows 2016 NFS client" folder deletion performance

Problem: Folder delete performance is slow on MS Windows 2016 explorer using client for NFS

Solution: Modify Windows explorer advanced settings

  • Open File Explorer
  • Highlight with your mouse "This PC" in the Left Sidebar
  • Click the "View" tab in the Top Menu Bar
  • Look to the Far Right in the Top Menu Bar and Click "Options"
  • Click "Change Folder And Search Options"
  • In the popup box next Click the "View" tab
  • In the "Advanced Settings" box Scroll Down and CHECK the box that says "Launch Folder Windows In A Separate Process"
  • Click the "Apply" button at the bottom

Changing "Launch Folder Windows In A Separate Process" allows Windows explorer delete operations to be performed in parallel.

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