I try to share whole partition in windows xp. On this partition are 10+ milion files. Windows sets access rights to each of them and it has been doining that for last 12 hours and hasn't yet finished. Is there a quicker way to share folder with so many files?
Only thing i can think of is to divide the files to number of folders. the number depends on the number of cores in your processor. then spawn a separate process of rights changing on each folder. This should take a little less time, although i must admit i do not see any in fact faster way to set permission then what you are already doing. This is just NTFS. Maybe this topic will guide you more: Quickly changing Windows permissions for a huge directory tree?