Slow saving files with mapped network drives
Posted on 2006-10-30
Computer type : Laptop
Windows XP Pro with Sp2 installed
Intel Centrino 1600MHz
Here is the situation: I open Word 2003. I type 1 line of text (or nothing if you want). I go in the File-->Save as
The window opens. And obviously, I'm already in my Documents.
I click on the little arrow to show all the drives and it takes up to 20 sec to show them all.
I'm not connected to my network and I have 4 mapped network drives
I know this might be because Windows is looking to connect to or just to verify the mapped network drives. But my question is:
Is it possible to make Windows not try to check that everytime I'm not conected to my network (everytime I want to save a file)? and if I do, will it interfer or give me any other problems.
I'm actualy not the only one to have this type of problem. Let's think about all the other laptop users that connect to their network with their laptop and have mapped network drives and work on the road. It takes long for them too (I know some people).
I guess it is a real difficult question and I really need to solve that prob. So I give big points. Thank you !!! :)
And by the way, I will answer fast when you'll ask questions.