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Everything else works fine but when I open my home folder or move stuff around in it my cpu gets really high and everything slows down.

This started to happen after upgrading to 11.10. Everything in 11.04 worked fine.

Does anybody know why?

Is there a solution to this?

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Are u using Ubuntu One? I notice the same when I'm uploading a big map. It asks a lot of memory and slows Nautilus down. –  Digiplace Dec 9 '11 at 21:55
    
What processor do you have? You can find out by going to System Info in the Dash Home. If you have a lower end processor the reason is it can't process enough calculations fast enough. The other reason could be that you don't have enough ram post to let us know. Jake –  Jakehero Dec 9 '11 at 21:57
    
What processor do you have? You can find out by going to System Info in the Dash Home. If you have a lower end processor the reason is it can't process enough calculations fast enough. The other reason could be that you don't have enough ram post to let us know. Jake –  Jakehero Dec 9 '11 at 21:57
    
Memory: 2.0 GiB, Processor: Intel Core 2CPU T7200@2.00GHz*2, Graphics: Intel 945GMx86, OS type: 32bit, Disk:490GB –  Jesramz Dec 9 '11 at 22:09
    
Nope not using UbuntuOne –  Jesramz Dec 9 '11 at 22:10
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Unless you find out which program is spiking the CPU you can't solve the problem. Use a system monitor such as System Monitor or htop to see which program is responsible for consuming your CPU. It might be Nautilus, or it might be something else.

In my case, Compiz eats a lot of CPU. The only solution I've found is to run an environment that doesn't use Compiz, such as Unity 2D or Gnome Shell.

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Thanks. I ended up using Marlin and its been working great. –  Jesramz Dec 14 '11 at 4:59
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