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How Can I Fix Windows Explorer?

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by UXD@somewhere.com, Oct 6, 2010.

  1. UXD@somewhere.com

    UXD@somewhere.com Flightless Bird

    Windows Explorer is taking EONS (well, minutes - many, many minutes)
    to figure out the navigation tree every time a new Explorer window is
    opened. This means I can't do anything in that window until it
    resolves its problem. This happened all of a sudden yesterday when I
    returned from work and turned the computer on.

    It's a Gateway One with 64-bit Windows 7 Professional.

    Any insights on where to look to fix the problem would be appreciated.

    Thanks,
    - Paul
     
  2. UXD@somewhere.com

    UXD@somewhere.com Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 06 Oct 2010 06:07:16 -0400, UXD@somewhere.com wrote:

    >Windows Explorer is taking EONS (well, minutes - many, many minutes)
    >to figure out the navigation tree every time a new Explorer window is
    >opened. This means I can't do anything in that window until it
    >resolves its problem. This happened all of a sudden yesterday when I
    >returned from work and turned the computer on.
    >
    >It's a Gateway One with 64-bit Windows 7 Professional.
    >
    >Any insights on where to look to fix the problem would be appreciated.
    >
    >Thanks,
    >- Paul


    Hmmm - I left an Explorer window open when I went to bed last night
    and kept the computer on. Just checked (opened a new Windows Explorer
    window) and it resolved the tree in just a second. Closed both
    windows, tried again, and everything's OK. Go figure.

    As Emily Latella would say, "Never mind."
     
  3. Dave

    Dave Flightless Bird

    <UXD@somewhere.com> wrote in message
    news:jrioa6hk22mi9smej9mk02es12v4ki3rqf@4ax.com...
    > On Wed, 06 Oct 2010 06:07:16 -0400, UXD@somewhere.com wrote:
    >
    >>Windows Explorer is taking EONS (well, minutes - many, many minutes)
    >>to figure out the navigation tree every time a new Explorer window is
    >>opened. This means I can't do anything in that window until it
    >>resolves its problem. This happened all of a sudden yesterday when I
    >>returned from work and turned the computer on.
    >>
    >>It's a Gateway One with 64-bit Windows 7 Professional.
    >>
    >>Any insights on where to look to fix the problem would be appreciated.
    >>
    >>Thanks,
    >>- Paul

    >
    > Hmmm - I left an Explorer window open when I went to bed last night
    > and kept the computer on. Just checked (opened a new Windows Explorer
    > window) and it resolved the tree in just a second. Closed both
    > windows, tried again, and everything's OK. Go figure.
    >
    > As Emily Latella would say, "Never mind."


    Is it possible something was running in the background like Windows update
    or a virus scanner when you had the problem?
    Dave
     
  4. UXD@somewhere.com

    UXD@somewhere.com Flightless Bird

    On Wed, 6 Oct 2010 11:07:02 -0500, "Dave" <dave@unknown.invalid>
    wrote:

    >
    >Is it possible something was running in the background like Windows update
    >or a virus scanner when you had the problem?
    >Dave


    No, it turns out the the hang-up is if the default (last configuration
    used) had the Network Magic tree opened at the bottom. (Network Magic
    is a nice add-on that solves a lot of local network problems
    auto-"magic"-ally. It was originally from Pure Networks, but was
    bought by Cisco.) Right now it seems to be having a hard time parsing
    the shared folders on my wife's computer.

    Anyway, by having any network related sub-trees closed, Windows
    Explorer works as expected with no delays.
     

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