Long delay when navigating folders in "save as" or "open file" boxes - only occurs in Microsoft products
Posted on 2006-04-24
Any time I attempt to navigate folders from the "save as" or "open file" boxes inside of any Microsoft product (including Office 2003 suite and Frontpage 2003) I must wait approximately 45 seconds for EACH folder level. That means that if I must double click on 4 different folders to reach the one I need it will consistantly take about 45 seconds x 4 folders (or about 3 minutes). It does not matters how many times I attempt to go to the same or different folder, whether it is on my network (Win 2000) the result is the same each time.
As I mention only Microsoft products suffer this problem so I imagine it must have to do with some common faulty library used only by Microsoft's software.
There is no other indication of a problem other than this lengthy wait between folders..... meaning that there is no CPU load during this time and all other programs function normally - even during this delay.