Windows 10 Meteor build takes way too long

How can I fix this so my builds dont take 5 minutes each time I change any files.

Hi @nicholasfay5,

99% of Windows / speed issues with Meteor are caused by anti-virus slowing down file operations, as there are A LOT of files involved in node apps.

I always add exclusions to Windows Defender for:

  • node.exe
  • 7z.exe
  • choco.exe
  • meteor.bat
  • mongod.exe
  • and the meteor folder at C:\Users%USERNAME%\AppData\Local.meteor\

This speeds up installs, updates, and builds by about 500%

Hope that helps!