Matthew Szudzik - 2013-09-13

I have now identified the origin of the reported behavior. When ROX-Filer opens a directory that contains over 1000 subdirectories, it searches each subdirectory for AppRun and .DirIcon files. This can be a slow and disk-intensive process.

I have attached a patch that solves this problem by preventing ROX-Filer from searching for the AppRun and .DirIcon files. (It also disables most of the features associated with the AppRun and .DirIcon files, so the patch should only be applied by users who never use those features.)