Explorer is slow to start when browing with multible network drives.

Posted on 2005-05-10
Last Modified: 2010-04-14
When users are navigating via explorer or are trying to navigate to a file from a application like Word or Excel, the Drop-Down field in the address bar responds extreamly slowly, up to 15 seconds or more.

Their are some remote network drives via WAN, so that seems to be the culperate.
However, this isn't a problem with XP machines.

Is their a way for Windows to cache drive locations in explorer more effectivly? 99.9% of the time, the user is just trying to browse or save to the local server.
Question by:Marketing_Insists
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    >>>Their are some remote network drives via WAN, so that seems to be the culperate.

    To make sure there is some problem with remote drives only. Disconnect all network drive or log on using to local computer and then try to access local drives through explorer. Do you see the same results?

    Let us know.

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    Ah, it's the drives mapped  over the WAN.

    As I was disconnecting network drives I noticed some unused drives letters being mapped to a old server no longer on line.

    That was it apparently

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