Open & Save slow on network files (offline folder)
Posted on 2005-03-01
I have a directory from another machine on my network mapped and configured as "offline files". When I try to open a file from that directory (in any product, word, excel, outlook etc) there is a very long pause before it actually happens (10-20 seconds).
I have a small home network running at 100mbps. The machine I am working on has 2 network cards, 1 to the hub and 1 connected to my laptop (which if off). The network on this machine is configured to bridge the two network cards together.
If I access a file from the other machine that is not configured as available offline on this machine then the access is instant.
This machine has XP Pro and the machine I am mapping has XP Home, both are SP2.
Does anyone know how I can speed this up.