Friday, June 1, 2012

Fixing slow network drive access in Windows 7

I have a few Windows 7 devices, and all of them have rather slow network drive access. You click on a share, and you see the green bar just hanging, and it's all rather annoying. Some quick searching around led me to a Windows 7 forum, and the fix was simple:

Go to the Internet Explorer options and go to Tools ->Internet Options -> Connections -> LAN Settings -> Automatic Configurations: Make sure that "Automatically detect settings" is unchecked.

Close Internet Explorer, and that is it..

3 comments:

  1. I've seen this fix some slow network access problems, but this does not work on one of my machines. It is still very slow when accessing network shares.

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  2. Thank you!!!! This worked for us!

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  3. "Close Internet Explorer, and that is it.." - and never open it again :)

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