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    Open File dialog window takes ages to open (Office 2003 - All latest updat

    Hi All,
    My Word and Excel "Open File" dialog box has suddenly started to take up to a minute to open and sometimes even crashes. (Have not checked the other Office progs......). Can anyone suggest why this may have started to happen? Could it be coupled with the latest round of Office updates which I get from the Office update site? The behavior is really annoying as choosing a file to open now takes a long time.
    A similar problem exists when opening the "File - Save As" dialog box.
    Grateful for any clues that will help solve this problem. Thanks! Davy

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    Re: Open File dialog window takes ages to open (Office 2003 - All latest u

    Is this behavior just in Office or is it a system-wide problem ?? If it is occuring throughout your system try dumping your Temporary Internet folder and then defragging your hard drive. It could be the updates, but I'd eliminate the other possibilities before blaming them unless the behavior began immediately after you installed the updates.
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    Re: Open File dialog window takes ages to open (Office 2003 - All latest u

    Hi Doc, Thanks for your reply. I've defragged the disk and things do seem to have improved. Thanks for the tip! Davy.

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    Re: Open File dialog window takes ages to open (Office 2003 - All latest u

    Glad it helped. <img src=/S/smile.gif border=0 alt=smile width=15 height=15> Did you run Disk Cleanup to clean up your Temporary Internet folder ???

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    Re: Open File dialog window takes ages to open (Office 2003 - All latest u

    Hi Doc, No, not specifically as I keep this pretty clean anyway. Cheers,
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    Re: Open File dialog window takes ages to open (Office 2003 - All latest u

    Another cause for this slow-down, especially if you are attached to a network, is drive mappings that have become faulty. Have a look in Windows Explorer to see if any of the drives haven't been mapped correctly.

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    Re: Open File dialog window takes ages to open (Office 2003 - All latest u

    Will do! Many thanks for the tip.
    CHeers, Davy

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