Let's try the following procedure. Open Windows Explorer. Click Tools, Folder Options,View Tab. Uncheck "Automatically search for network folders and printers" option.
Trying to unweave, unwind, unravel
And piece together the past and the future,
T. S. Eliot
I have a laptop that connects to network drives in the office and runs without a problem. However, when I work at home and am not connected to the network I get serious problems with most open / save / print dialog boxes.
Specifically, the dialog boxes will take a good 20 or 30 seconds to open especially when navigating to the desktop and actually opening or saving a file is often slow. Some apps even refuse to load (photoshop) until I have switched my wireless network card off altogether.
I am guessing that the problem may be due to the apps trying to connect to network resources that are unavailable but I don't know how to fix this and it's having a serious impact on my workflow.
Any ideas what I can do?
BTW I have shortcuts to network folders on my desktop if that makes any difference.