Ok, I have never ran into this problem before and have not been able to find an answer anywhere. Maybe someone has seen this issue before..! My system runs great, everything is quick, no errors, average resources between 80-90%, 256 megs memory, PIII 450, Abit MB, blah, blah, blah! No other folders give me any issues, but the My Document's Folder is slower than anyone would care to imagine. If you explore/browse any other folder, everything works fine, real fast, nice...but go into My Document's and it's unbearable. I realize reinstalling will fix the problem but not really an option, too much work in my case, I would rather live without the My Documents folder than that. I have resorted to just not using it for much of anything. I have cleared the folder completely, defragged, reg fix from dos prompt, checked all my system files....I really now don't care, just want to know why. I don't use active desktop. I have no special settings on the Documents folder. I can move it to my C: or D: and get the same result. It's just plain slow, it might take the system say 10 seconds just to open the root of it even if there is no files in it. Any other folder opens somewhere in under a second. Thanks for any insight, I am puzzled, looked all over MSDN, newsgroups, etc... for an answer with no luck.