Slow access to Windows file server RRS feed

  • Question

  • Hi,

    I am accessing my network shared drive from my PC

    MY PC OS is Windows 7 SP1 and my network shared drive is Windows 2008 R2

    When opening the windows explorer and click on 'My Computer', it will take a while before I can view all the drives

    This happen if my network shared drive is connected

    If I access without the  network shared drive connected, I'm able to view the local drive almost instantly

    Kindly advise if there are configurations that can be made at either my PC or the Windows file server

    Thank you

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 1:58 AM

All replies

  • Hello there,

    This issue may occur if a non-Microsoft program that is installed on your computer uses an outdated driver.  

    Please visit the link to find out more information and possible solutions: https://support.microsoft.com/kb/822219?wa=wsignin1.0

    Hope this helps! 

    Wednesday, March 11, 2015 11:01 AM
  • Hi,

    Thank you for the detail

    I've checked the link but I still encounter slowness

    Thursday, March 12, 2015 6:44 AM
  • Hi,

    What about other machines? Meanwhile, please latest network adapter driver to improve the performance, please make sure that the network connection is fine.

    If issue persists, then I would suggest you use tool ShellExView to disbale third party shell extension in explorer, then check the result.

    You can find the tool and "How-To" in the link below:


    Or use process monitor to trace the process when opening the explorer in the two situations, compare the differences.


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    Friday, March 13, 2015 5:21 AM
  • Hi,

    Thank you for the details. I'm sorry that maybe I've not explain better on the issue. It happens if I am to scroll to the sub-folder of the network drive. Accessing to the sub-folder is fine. However, from the sub-folder, if I am to go click on 'My Computer', it will take a few minutes before it shows all the drives that I'm connected to.

    Wednesday, March 25, 2015 3:57 AM