cmdagent spinning up my disk for long periods of time

Whenever I go into certain folders, I hear my disk spin up and sometimes it is going for very long periods of time. Cmdagent is the only process that is using significant CPU, so I am assuming that it is the process that is accessing the disk. What in the world is this process doing that it needs to scan the disk for so long, over and over again? I have been working on a project for a while now, and every day I open the same folder, and the same thing happens. If cmdagent is checking something, why does it keep checking day after day? I am only changing a few files in the folder.

Let me know if you need me to post any settings or .cfg files.