explorer timeout variable

March 12, 2009 at 12:29:07
Specs: Windows XP
e.g. for 20 seconds when you open a Save As window and click the drop down for destination choices. mostly seen in MS office apps but that may be b/c those are mostly what i use

expect delay comes from app waiting for a connection to a network resource that isn't available. the timeout for waiting seems to be way too long.

where is the time-out/how do we change it?


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March 12, 2009 at 22:16:34
yellowjacket143, maybe it's not the timeout? Ever deleted your index.dat files? A common ailment is a file called 'index.dat'. It gets read every time and can take quite a while if it’s too bloated. It's like a log file and keeps a record of every site you visit on the web. Empty, it's 32K, but it can grow HUGE. It's a protected file and can't be deleted by normal methods. CCleaner (free @: http://www.ccleaner.com/) can get rid of it (not to worry, it gets rebuilt EMPTY on the next boot.).
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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