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Autodesk Architechtural Desktop 2007 slow opening files

When opening drawings from our network storage, they take more then a couple minutes to open.  Normally they only take a couple secconds.  I tried transfering files and they transfered from my computer to the server at normal speed (1Gbit).  The computer has Dual P4 Xeon 3.0GHz with 4GB RAM.
Also if I run a script from that same location it has the same slow down.  Once the drawing is open it runs fine and saving works fast like normal.
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woodinvillelbr
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dhsindy SparrowRetired considering supplemental income.Commented:
It usually comes down to these things:
1) the file is just big (which includes x-ref's, menues, etc.);
2) the file paths may not point to where the files are located (see Format/Options/Files) check that the paths points to where those files are located.  Otherwise the program keeps searching the paths until they are exhausted;
3) In layer manager, check that an excessive number of filters have not been carried forward with the file;
4) and, we always have network traffic slowing us down.

Check those things and comment back, please.
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woodinvillelbrAuthor Commented:
I found that there was shortcut in My Network places that pointed to a server that doesn't exist anymore.  Once I deleted this this shortcut, AutoCAD started working fine again.
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