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Speed up My Network pane when computer not present

I am not sure if this is possible, but I figured I'd ask in any event. My daughter just got an iBook (laptop). I added her to My Network places.

When I try to open My Network and the laptop is not connected to the network, it takes a few minutes to load (presumably the network is looking for the missing computer).

Short of removing the iBook form My Network Places, is there any way to speed up the process?

Thanks!

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The NET VIEW command from a command line is much faster. Try using commands at the command line.

Bob

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Not sure what to do after that

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If I use NETVIEW, I will get a command prompt view of the network. But (yeah, you're not supposed to start a sentence with the word but), when I open up my network, I typically want to drag and drop an application, document or photo onto the other computer. How would I accomplish this?

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If I need to do that, I copy use the COPY command to affect the copy. It's much faster than waiting for Explorer to do its thing.

You are writting about Explorer annoyances. To fix that, use another file browser. Many are out there, but I write about the command prompt since I use it a lot and it doesn't suffer from the issue.

Bob

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Larry,

Not sure if this is a solution or not.

Open Control Panel, in tool bar click on tools -> folder options.

Open View tab, uncheck box "Automatically Search for network...."

Click apply -> ok

Bill

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(NT) (NT) Thanks, will check tonight!

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(NT) (NT) Thanks, but that didn't help :-(

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I figured out a solution!

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(this post is for the benefit of anyone who may have a similar issue)

Instead of leaving the (potentially) slow network connection in My Network Places, I dragged the icon for the computer (in this case a laptop that is not always connected) to the desktop. When I need my network computers, My Network Places opens up quickly. When I need the laptop, I use the desktop icon.

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