V 3.4.2 File import dialog is slow

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The file-import dialogue box takes a long time to reach a point where one can enter a filename when a folder has a large number of files in it. I have a folder with about 46,000 files in it, which under previous versions of Audacity used to load almost instantly. But in V3.4.2 the time between the dialogue box appearing and the first filenames filling it and making the filename input field available has increased to something like 30 seconds. I’m using Windows 11 Home 22H2 build 22621.3296 on a Ryzen 7 3700X processor running at 3.59 GHz, and the compute load seems to be mainly on one processor for this operation. Windows itself fills the File Explorer file pane almost instantaneously, so I wonder why the import operation is so slow in this new version.

fwiw, Audacity 3.5 is having some performance improvements in this area

Thanks - appreciate it.

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