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File deletion is very slow in Sharepoint 2010. It takes approximately 5 mts. to delete a 56KB file. What could be the cause and how to fix this?

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    I would guess there are around 1,000 factors which could affect this. I don't know the answer, but you will surely need to give a massive amount more information to diagnose this. What/where is the server? The hardware? The client? How is the connection between the two? How big is the site collection/site? How many files? How many security principals? Etc.. etc.. – Kieren Johnstone Apr 17 '13 at 11:03
  • do you have any event receiver attached to your list that trigger e.g. item deleting or deleted – Muhammad Raja Apr 17 '13 at 11:06
  • i think you have to check file versions.. if you are frequently updating file then each time create new version. so it may be slow, you can set maximum version limit. – Hitesh Chandegara Apr 17 '13 at 11:29
  • There is no event receiver attached to the list – Sunil Apr 17 '13 at 11:31
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In my experience 99 of 100 performance issues you find the error on SQL Server, since SharePoint is a SQL Server intence product. Monitor the SQL Servers performance in terms of memory usage, processor usage, disk usage and network usage.

There is also a superb Wiki on the topic where you can start called SharePoint 2010: Tips for Dealing with Performance Issues where the three first is very general:

Further down the list you find more "hands-on advices":

I hope that gives you something to start with!

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