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    Slow Send To (XP Pro SP2)

    Hello, when I select or mouse-over the send to option on the rightclick dialogue in windows explorer the menu grinds to a halt. I think it is because I have an option to send to a networked computer. When the computer is off the time lag is very bad, I guess because XP is trying to contact the networked computer and not getting a response. Is there any setting I can change to stop XP from spending so long trying to contact the other computer when it is offline? The send to option is useful and I'd like to keep it but the time lag on the menu is too slow to be practical.

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    Re: Slow Send To (XP Pro SP2)

    I wonder how you have this tick mark: Windows Explorer, Tools, Folder Options, View - "Automatically Search For Network Folders and Printers" ? I would un-check it if not already and see if that helps.

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    Re: Slow Send To (XP Pro SP2)

    Thanks for the reply , Big Al, I checked and I already had this option unchecked.

    Chris

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    Re: Slow Send To (XP Pro SP2)

    When you have a network place as a sent to destination you can't stop XP from trying to connect when you access the context menu. There is no way ahead of time from XP to 'know' if you need to access the network location.

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    Re: Slow Send To (XP Pro SP2)

    Thanks, Joe. Actually it appears the motherboard of the other computer has just died so I have removed the link. But is there any way to change the setting that controls how long XP tires to connect to a network location before it gives up?

    Chris

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    Re: Slow Send To (XP Pro SP2)

    Yep. But I'll have to do some digging to find it.

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