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Windows 7 - Slow listing number of items in folder

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I have a station set up on Windows 7 - 64 bit Pro.

The problem I am having is the time it takes Windows 7 to list the number of items in a folder when opened (the summary at the bottom left once a folder is opened). I used to have XP set up and did not experience the same problem - it was much quicker.
The files being accessed are across a samba share network. I understand that it may be slow because of this but it has become slower since using Windows 7.
The files being listed are DPX or TIF picture files and usually have around 30,000 files. I know this is a lot of files but again, XP seemed to handle it.

Are there any settings that could be causing this?
I have disabled grouping (right click on an empty space and select 'none' on 'group by')
I have also disabled Remote Differential Compression.

Is there a way to change the way Windows 7 looks at the files when listing them?

Any help would be greatly appreciated.

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