Windows Explorer Extremely slow over Network

September 2, 2009 at 11:44:09
Specs: Windows XP
I am logged into work remotely over VPN and I notice that windows explorer is extremely slow. It takes like 10 seconds to change directories. However, it's not my networking. When I open Cygwin on the same computer, I can quickly browse between folders. So Windows XP (using version SP3) must be doing a lot of junk in the background -- caching, downloading files, etc. Anyone know how to fix?

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#1
September 3, 2009 at 02:18:43
SNYP40A1, you've fingered a definite possibility. Some software writers figure there's no possible way we could exist without their masterpiece, so they put it in the start menu and have it running. Find 'what's running in the background' @:
http://www.teamcti.com/pview/prcvie...
or
http://www.winpatrol.com/winpatrolp...
or
http://www.sysinternals.com/ntw2k/f...
maybe you can edit?
HTH.
Ed in Texas.

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#2
September 5, 2009 at 06:46:46
The only thing that I can think of might be the virus scanner. But I suspect that there might be some caching going on by Windows XP SP3.

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