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..


  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.

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