Every time I open My Network Places I wait and wait for the Network Connections
to show up in Windows XP. Is there anything I can do to speed things up?
There’s a common problem in
Windows XP that can make network browsing very slow.
If the 'My
Network Places' folder contains a shortcut to a network share, then
each refresh of the explorer window will attempt to read icon information from
every file in the remote location, causing the system to slow to a crawl.
Removing all shortcuts from 'My Network Places' will return the system response
Every time you open a file via a UNC name,
Windows XP will automatically add
another shortcut to the 'My
Network Places' folder - so the issue tends to get
worse over time.
You can prevent the automatic addition of shortcuts by setting the following
Let me know if you need anything else.
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