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Slow Windows Explorer but fast network shortcuts

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Airman Basic, Apr 4, 2010.

  1. Airman Basic

    Airman Basic Flightless Bird

    When I access my small 6 unit network, windows explorer basically stops,
    yet my mapped drives and network drive shortcuts open instantly. I tried
    dismounting mapped drives and deleting network shortcuts, but no joy.
    The other boxes on the network are fine.
    This started recently, and I can't seem to track down the cause. Any help?
     
  2. sanjacstudent12

    sanjacstudent12 Flightless Bird

    Are you using My Computer to access Windows Explorer? Is it slow no matter
    where you are browsing? Are your local drives fully functional?

    "Airman Basic" wrote:

    > When I access my small 6 unit network, windows explorer basically stops,
    > yet my mapped drives and network drive shortcuts open instantly. I tried
    > dismounting mapped drives and deleting network shortcuts, but no joy.
    > The other boxes on the network are fine.
    > This started recently, and I can't seem to track down the cause. Any help?
    > .
    >
     
  3. Airman

    Airman Flightless Bird

    My Computer, My Network Places or a windows explorer shortcut seems to make
    no difference, yet a shortcut to a specific file or folder on another
    computer opens immediately. Local drives are functional, the only problem is
    opening explorer.

    "sanjacstudent12" wrote:

    > Are you using My Computer to access Windows Explorer? Is it slow no matter
    > where you are browsing? Are your local drives fully functional?
    >
    > "Airman Basic" wrote:
    >
    > > When I access my small 6 unit network, windows explorer basically stops,
    > > yet my mapped drives and network drive shortcuts open instantly. I tried
    > > dismounting mapped drives and deleting network shortcuts, but no joy.
    > > The other boxes on the network are fine.
    > > This started recently, and I can't seem to track down the cause. Any help?
    > > .
    > >
     
  4. John John - MVP

    John John - MVP Flightless Bird

    Try here:

    http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=841978
    The Explorer.exe process stops responding when you use network shortcuts
    in Windows XP

    You can prevent the automatic addition of shortcuts with a registry setting:

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\
    NoRecentDocsNetHood = 1

    http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt...sNetHood+slow+network&fr2=sb-top&fr=yfp-t-501

    Also, make sure that Windows isn't scanning for Scheduled Tasks on
    remote computers, delete the {D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF} key at:

    HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current
    Version/Explorer/RemoteComputer/NameSpace

    http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt...060F5BF}+slow+network&fr2=sb-top&fr=yfp-t-501

    John

    Airman wrote:
    > My Computer, My Network Places or a windows explorer shortcut seems to make
    > no difference, yet a shortcut to a specific file or folder on another
    > computer opens immediately. Local drives are functional, the only problem is
    > opening explorer.
    >
    > "sanjacstudent12" wrote:
    >
    >> Are you using My Computer to access Windows Explorer? Is it slow no matter
    >> where you are browsing? Are your local drives fully functional?
    >>
    >> "Airman Basic" wrote:
    >>
    >>> When I access my small 6 unit network, windows explorer basically stops,
    >>> yet my mapped drives and network drive shortcuts open instantly. I tried
    >>> dismounting mapped drives and deleting network shortcuts, but no joy.
    >>> The other boxes on the network are fine.
    >>> This started recently, and I can't seem to track down the cause. Any help?
    >>> .
    >>>
     
  5. Airman Basic

    Airman Basic Flightless Bird

    HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\NoRecentDocsNetHood
    = 1

    worked until I rebooted. Now I'm back to My Network Places not working.
    Scratching my head here.



    On 04/06/2010 7:11 AM, John John - MVP wrote:
    > Try here:
    >
    > http://support.microsoft.com/?kbid=841978
    > The Explorer.exe process stops responding when you use network shortcuts
    > in Windows XP
    >
    > You can prevent the automatic addition of shortcuts with a registry
    > setting:
    >
    > HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer\
    > NoRecentDocsNetHood = 1
    >
    > http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt...sNetHood+slow+network&fr2=sb-top&fr=yfp-t-501
    >
    >
    > Also, make sure that Windows isn't scanning for Scheduled Tasks on
    > remote computers, delete the {D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF} key at:
    >
    > HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current
    > Version/Explorer/RemoteComputer/NameSpace
    >
    > http://search.yahoo.com/search;_ylt...060F5BF}+slow+network&fr2=sb-top&fr=yfp-t-501
    >
    >
    > John
    >
    > Airman wrote:
    >> My Computer, My Network Places or a windows explorer shortcut seems to
    >> make no difference, yet a shortcut to a specific file or folder on
    >> another computer opens immediately. Local drives are functional, the
    >> only problem is opening explorer.
    >>
    >> "sanjacstudent12" wrote:
    >>
    >>> Are you using My Computer to access Windows Explorer? Is it slow no
    >>> matter where you are browsing? Are your local drives fully functional?
    >>>
    >>> "Airman Basic" wrote:
    >>>
    >>>> When I access my small 6 unit network, windows explorer basically
    >>>> stops, yet my mapped drives and network drive shortcuts open
    >>>> instantly. I tried dismounting mapped drives and deleting network
    >>>> shortcuts, but no joy. The other boxes on the network are fine.
    >>>> This started recently, and I can't seem to track down the cause. Any
    >>>> help?
    >>>> .
    >>>>
     

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