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Windows Explorer slow to open networked computer, fast to navigate once opened

Windows Explorer slow to open networked computer, fast to navigate once opened

I open Windows Explorer and enter an IP for a computer on my home network (\\ It takes 30 seconds or more to present a list of the shared folders. It does not appear to be an initial handshaking/authentication thing; even if I allow the view to load and then immediately load the same again, it is always slow.

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Guest [Entry]

"Here is an article with a bunch of workarounds to check :

Slow network browsing in Windows XP"
Guest [Entry]

"As it seems it isn't suggested yet:

""Control Panel""
""Internet Options""
""Connections"" tab
Click ""LAN Settings"" button
Untick ""Automatically detect settings""

That's what sped up network share browsing for me. Additionally, there are some registry tweaks that can be done to improve it further, however I cannot remember the details."
Guest [Entry]

Another longshot, make both computers member of the same Workgroup. In SystemProperties>ComputerName>Change.
Guest [Entry]

"Although this is a pretty old question, my solution for this (seemingly) problem was the following (refer to the original article for further info):

In the registry editor, open the key HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE/Software/Microsoft/Windows/Current Version/Explorer/RemoteComputer/NameSpace/{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF} and delete it. Remember to make a backup just in case anything goes wrong!

Apparently, this solved a LAN lookup congestion in Windows 2000 and seems to be working on Windows XP as well. It definitely fixed the root lookup in network shared folders for me. Hope it helps!"