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WinXP's slow at displaying file servers 350 folder view RRS feed

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  • Hello,

    Our WinXP Pro (SP3) users have a mapped network drive to our Windows 2008 R2 file server.  The mapped drive shows all users folders which are around 350 in one big list.  Next year sometime we plan to restructure this view to have departmental views to reduce the number of folders to display as it is so slow on XP machines, but not Vista or 7.  XP seems to show that torch for ages before displaying, but Vista and 7 seem to build the view as it finds the folder.  It seems XP waits to go from folders A to Z before displaying.  

    How can I speed this display of folders for XP users?  Can I get it to display like Vista and 7?  Not sure if there is a registry change or group policy I can amend.

    Any ideas would be great (apart from restructuring the folder list).

    Thanks 

    Friday, October 15, 2010 5:40 PM