For the past two weeks, I've been experiencing a change in the File | Open | Browse functions of all of my Microsoft Office 2016 products (not Office 365, but Pro Plus), including Word, Excel and Outlook. When trying to open files and attempting to click on the "Browse" function, the program hangs for approximately 30 seconds or so until an explorer window opens and I can select my file. This happens not only in Excel and Word, but when attaching files in Outlook and attempting to browse to the location.
I've followed suggestions about removing "recent files" tracking and making sure I don't have any mapped drives or printers out there, especially ones that have been removed or are otherwise unavailable. Still, the problems persist. Since I'm in and out of files constantly, it has become quite an annoying problem. Does anyone have any recommendations as to what to try next? I should mention that I'm patched up on both the operating system and Office, and that this only occurs with Office programs. All other non-Office programs allow me to browse explorer locations without delay or hesitation.
Thanks ahead for your help!