Windows Explorer too slow



Doron Farber
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
Hi All,

To open Windows Explorer for "My Computer" it takes too much time to show
all folders. How that can be improved? This is Wondows XP service pack 2.
Also how can I make it go into "My Computer" and expand all folders when it
is opened.

Thanks,

Doron

Rock
07-10-2005, 12:50 AM
Doron Farber wrote:

> Hi All,
>
> To open Windows Explorer for "My Computer" it takes too much time to show
> all folders. How that can be improved? This is Wondows XP service pack 2.
> Also how can I make it go into "My Computer" and expand all folders when it
> is opened.
>
> Thanks,
>
> Doron
>
>

For the slow opening try running the edits on Kelly's site, line 157,
both sides at http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm:

"Prevent Automatic Folder and Icon Refresh"
"Prevent Delay Opening My Computer/Explorer"

Read the info at the top of the page about how to apply the edits.

For the second issue see this KB article:
How To Customize the Windows Explorer Views in Windows XP
http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307856




--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User

Chris
07-10-2005, 01:34 AM
I had the same problem with Explorer being so slow. I was using a VPN
connection, and it would take forever to browse the file structure. The
"Prevent Automatic Folder and Icon Refresh" at Kelly's Corner did the trick!

Thanks,

Chris

"Rock" wrote:

> Doron Farber wrote:
>
> > Hi All,
> >
> > To open Windows Explorer for "My Computer" it takes too much time to show
> > all folders. How that can be improved? This is Wondows XP service pack 2.
> > Also how can I make it go into "My Computer" and expand all folders when it
> > is opened.
> >
> > Thanks,
> >
> > Doron
> >
> >
>
> For the slow opening try running the edits on Kelly's site, line 157,
> both sides at http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm:
>
> "Prevent Automatic Folder and Icon Refresh"
> "Prevent Delay Opening My Computer/Explorer"
>
> Read the info at the top of the page about how to apply the edits.
>
> For the second issue see this KB article:
> How To Customize the Windows Explorer Views in Windows XP
> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=kb;en-us;307856
>
>
>
>
> --
> Rock
> MS MVP Windows - Shell/User
>
>

Rock
07-10-2005, 01:35 AM
Chris wrote:

> I had the same problem with Explorer being so slow. I was using a VPN
> connection, and it would take forever to browse the file structure. The
> "Prevent Automatic Folder and Icon Refresh" at Kelly's Corner did the trick!
>
> Thanks,
>
> Chris

Great Chris, glad it worked for you.

--
Rock
MS MVP Windows - Shell/User


Windows Explorer too slow