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Open File Dialog Slooooooooow

Ok I am going nuts. This problem ONLY happens when I use a Microsoft Office
2003 product like word, or .NET development IDE.

WHen I use the Open file dialog and click on a folder to drill down, or up
depending it takes 3 to 5 minutes to open a folder. This DOES NOT happen
with any otehr product unless its a microsoft product. YOu can imagine how
much this sucks when I have to add a refrence that is 7 folders deep.
Impossible.

Anyone ever see this of hear of this? Any fixes etc? I reinstalled .NET,
and Office .. nada.

I am running on XP Professional, Service pack 2 installed (problem same
without Service pack 2 .. inctaleld to try and fix .. nothing.)

Please let me know if you have any ideas. Thank you SO much.

Jul 21 '05 #1
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TOM
It happens to me as well, especially with IE.

By using a LAN sniffer, I was able to trace it down to IE trying to access
an FTP
site, and having to wait for that FTP site to reply. It was a site that I
have a shortcut
for on my desktop. Apparently IE (and perhaps other MS applications) decide
to
'pre-look-up' some IP addresses whether or not you need them or not, even
just
opening a file dialog to the desktop.

Once the app has opened a file, the problem goes away FOR THAT APP while it
continues to run. Once closed then restarted, you have to wait all over
again.

Flushing IE history and deleting any URL shortcuts to FTP sites cures the
problem for
me until I acces that FTP site again, then the problem recurrs.

-- Tom


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Ok I am going nuts. This problem ONLY happens when I use a Microsoft
Office
2003 product like word, or .NET development IDE.

WHen I use the Open file dialog and click on a folder to drill down, or up
depending it takes 3 to 5 minutes to open a folder. This DOES NOT happen
with any otehr product unless its a microsoft product. YOu can imagine
how
much this sucks when I have to add a refrence that is 7 folders deep.
Impossible.

Anyone ever see this of hear of this? Any fixes etc? I reinstalled .NET,
and Office .. nada.

I am running on XP Professional, Service pack 2 installed (problem same
without Service pack 2 .. inctaleld to try and fix .. nothing.)

Please let me know if you have any ideas. Thank you SO much.

Jul 21 '05 #2

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