What exactly happens when i open word file from shared folder RRS feed

  • Question

  • Dear team

    i want to know what exactly happened when i open file from shared drive ? basically i want to know if i open my word file from shared folder (over network) [e.g. \\serverIP\sharedfolder name\filename]

    will it traverse to my local machine and then open ? or it will just open from a shared folder without travel to local ?

    i mean will traverse over network and take band width ?



    • Edited by koolprasadd Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:03 AM
    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 7:02 AM

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  • Hi,

    Sorry, I can hardly understand your question.
    What do you want to know? Would you explain more detail about it?


    Ashidacchi >> http://hokusosha.com/

    Wednesday, March 21, 2018 8:01 AM
  • Hi,

    If you are online, you will just open from a shared folder without travel to local.

    Best Regards,


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    Thursday, March 22, 2018 3:05 AM
  • Hi,

    I'm afraid Tony_Tao would forget a path where an opening document is loaded.
    I suppose an opening file (its contents) is loaded into memory/RAM on a local computer, it takes some band width of network.

    Please check how packets of [Receive] or [Send] is changing (or not) in Task Manager, when you open a document in shared folder.
    [Ctrl]+[Shift]+[Esc] > Task Manager > open [Performance] tab > watch Ethernet or Wi-Fi.

    I've checked it using a PDF file over 200 MB and found packets on my Ethernet increased, and transmitting packets became zero when the file was closed.
    (packets of smaller size of a file will be mixed with other packets, so, please use a larger size file)  

    Ashidacchi >> http://hokusosha.com/

    Thursday, March 22, 2018 4:19 AM
  • Thanks for reply Ashidacchi,

       In simple words my concern is, when i open shared file from local computer does that file traverse to local machine and take band width or what ?



    Thursday, March 22, 2018 5:00 AM
  • Hi koolprasadd,

    As I mentioned in my prior post, it takes band width that we open a file in a shared folder.

    I'm not sure if I can understand the meaning of "traverse".
    A copy of the file will be transferred from shared folder to our local computer (maybe in temporary folder) and it will be loaded in memory (RAM) on our local machine. That is why it takes some band width.

    Does this get to the answer to your question?


    Ashidacchi >> http://hokusosha.com/

    • Proposed as answer by Tony_Tao Tuesday, March 27, 2018 6:43 AM
    Thursday, March 22, 2018 5:12 AM