Lightroom: LR4 is slow to move photos from one folder to another compared to LR3

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I am using LR4 on a Mac with 8 gb ram, I7 processor and OSX.
I have been using LR since LR1. LR4 is terribly slow. Trying to move photos from one folder to another takes about 20-30 seconds per folder on file sizes of about 6 to 12 mb. Is Adobe aware of this? If they are, I'll be patient. If not, it will force me to consider changing programs.
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Lance Levine

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Ben, I had virtually the same amount of Smart Collections in Lightroom 3 and did not have that slowness problem when moving files from folder to folder.
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When I test with the catalog you provided, I get the same slowness in both LR3 and LR4. Life is full of mysteries. :-)

-Ben
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Ben, hope this isn't a duplicate reply. Looks like the original got lost when I signed in. Adobe may not like iPads.

LR 4.1, same catalog as I sent to you but with about 8,000 more pictures and a few more smart collections. Moved 22 pictures from one folder to another on my iMac.

Collection panel open: 60 seconds

Collection panel closed: 60 seconds

Quit LR, reopened LR. Collection panel closed: 2.4 seconds.

Adobe has more work to do to fix this. But it is much better than previous version.