How To Increase The Browsing Speed Of Your Network’s Shared Folders

Does your computer slow down when you browse your local area network and connect to other computers that are sharing data? One of the most common causes of this slowdown is a feature of Windows Explorer that looks for scheduled tasks on remote computers. This effort can take some time on some computers and can really slow down your browsing. The window with which you are browsing the network may appear to freeze momentarily, as the system is waiting for a response from the remote computer.  Although this problem is a complex one, the solution is very simple.

In order to do this, you will have to hack the System Registry and delete a reference. Make a backup before deleting any file.

Open up the Registry Editor by clicking the Start Menu and selecting Run. Then type regedit in the text box and click the OK.

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Once the Registry Editor has loaded, expand the HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE key.

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Next, expand Software and then Microsoft.

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Locate Windows and expand that as well. You will want to be editing the main system files, so expand CurrentVersion.

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This function is a feature of the Windows component known as Explorer, expand the Explorer key. Next expand the RemoteComputer key and then NameSpace key to show all of the features that are enabled when you browse to a remote computer.

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In the NameSpace folder you will find two entries. One is "{2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D}" which tells Explorer to show printers sharing on the remote machine. The other, "{D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF}" tells Explorer to show remote scheduled tasks. This is the one that you should delete. This can be done by right-clicking the name of the key and selecting Delete.

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Once you have deleted the key, you just need to restart your Computer and the changes will be in effect. Now your network computer browsing will be without needless delays.

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