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Open share folder faster with \ switch

Postby chicagotech » Sat Oct 25, 2008 9:37 pm

Thank you for the tip.

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>
> Just ran into this after getting my new laptop and trying to transfer
> files from the desktop to the laptop.
>
> Problem: Connecting to a shared folder over the network is insanely
> slow. After initial connection everything is fine.
>
> Details: Desktop machine has C:\ root shared out as \\Desktop\C.
> Laptop accesses share via Start, \\Desktop\C, [Enter] (ie. connect to
> UNC path via start menu). The folder then takes 15-20 secs to appear on
> the laptop. BTW, Desktop is running Vista Ultimate. Laptop is running
> Vista Home Premium. Both SP1.
>
> Work around: And... this is the crazy part. If you access the share as
> \\Desktop\C\ via Start, \\Desktop\C\, [Enter] (note the trailing
> back-slash), the folder comes up instantly!!!
>
> Note: I ran into similar delays when I used a shared printer (connected
> to the desktop machine) from the laptop. 15-20 sec delays connecting to
> the printer, bringing up its properties dialog, printing to it, etc.
> From searching the internet discovered a workaround where you install
> the printer as a local printer but set the "local" port to the UNC path
> of the printer.
>
> I post this message in hopes that someone will know the true answer why
> and offer a better solution and that my work around may provide someone
> else a relief from frustration with this issue.
>
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