I have a network with multiple Windows 7 client machines. Since Monday, with no know changes other than maybe windows updates, a temperamental problem has started happening where when a user opens up Windows Explorer it often appear to hang.
Image of Windows Explorer hang
(The small magnifying glasses on 'Favorites' and 'Libraries' move round and round)
If the user immediately opens up another Windows Explorer it opens fine.
A secondary effect is that if a user tries to change the sort order such as ordering by Date Modified it will show the green progress bar in the address box and never actually refresh the view.
I have found that after changing the sort order if I press escape and then F5 the view will update to the new sort order.
I have a Windows 8 installation on my own machine and this problem hasn't occurred once.
I am not hopeful anyone give a clear answer as it's one of those strange temperamental issues but any information on how to diagnose this problem would help. Any questions or any specific details required, please ask.