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Windows 2000 Professional - Slow Menus

Posted on 2001-06-04
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I have a desktop that is having problem with browsing the directory tree in the "Open File" dialog box.  For example if the user is in Photoshop and goes to File, Open and then starts browsing file locations in Look In, it takes for ever.  Sometimes when he clicks the box next to Look In it can take 30 seconds for the box to drop down to show the files.

This is not just in Photoshop, it is in all Open dialog boxes, the standard File, Open box in Windows.

Thanks in Advance
Jeff
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Do you have any remote (i.e. network) folders configured for your system?  Especially ones that are not currently online?  If so, it can take quite a while for Windows to search them or timeout on them.
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We actually have alot of network folders, this particular user probably has about 6-8 mapped drives.  All are online though.  And it seems a little weird that Windows 2000 would be much slower than Windows 95 (Previous OS)
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Windows 2000 is NOT Windows 95 and the whole mechanism of network share access and user authentication is much more complicated.  Another consideration is network protocols.  Are you using more than one?  This can often introduce delays as Windows tries to connect to each share using each protocol until it gets one that works.  Try unbinding all unused protocols from your network adapter properties.
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It turned out there was an old mapped drive on there, no longer available.  Good Work!

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Right on the money!
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