Filezilla client freezes when you click on a directory with thousands of subdirectories
|Reported by:||Kelly Trimble||Owned by:|
|Keywords:||too many subdirectories||Cc:|
|Component version:||Operating system type:||Windows|
|Operating system version:||XP|
I clicked on the + to expand a directory tree for a directory with around 2500 subdirectories. I then cliked on that directory and it listed the 2500 subdirectories in the lower pane. Each action took several seconds. Then I cliked on the next directory that had over 4,000 subdirectories. I thought it was just taking time to work, but after several minutes I realized the application had frozen. I intentionally crashed the program in Task Manager and then tried to relaunch. The program never came up. So I tried to launch the program again, and then again, still nothing. Then I realized that the Filezilla.exe was listed three times in Task manager processes, but not in applications, each instance was using about 11MB of memory. I rebooted the system, thinking that would clear it, but when I tried to launch again, it still never came up, but the exe was listed in Task Manager. I browsed around the registry to see if the program was using an obvious entry to tell it to go to the directory with 4,000 entries on open, but didn't find it. So I rebooted again and then uninstalled. I then turned around and re-installed. Same thing happened. I changed the name of the directory with 4,000 subdirectores and relaunched, no joy. Then I tried to change the name of the directory with 2,500 subdirectories, and explorer said it was being used by another program. I then re-crashed the sytem and was then able to rename the 2,500 subdir directory. I rebooted again (don't know why, just cautious I guess) and relaunched FileZilla. This time it came up. Interestingly, even though I uninstalled and re-installed, it still had all of my quickconnect entries from the initial install.