It is 2010, and yet when I browse a shared drive over the WAN, explorer slows down to a crawl reminiscent of the days when we were trying to FTP things over a 2400 SLIP connection.
Seriously, what is Explorer doing that it takes a full minute to retreive a directory listing of 16 objects? And why must it completely take over the whole computer while it’s doing it?
Worse still is if you are browsing a very large directory listing, and try to scroll. Then it hangs again, and this time, stops painting, so you get a big white square on the screen. And then the Start menu stops responding. And then you can’t Alt-Tab to other processes.
“Oh, well it’s retrieving information about all the files in the directory.”
No. Because when I click on the file, I have to wait another 30 seconds for the context menu to appear.
“It negotiating security priveledges.”
Uh-huh. We are all in the same domain, and I am several levels deep into the directory structure.
Does anyone know how I can browse file-shares over the WAN in this lifetime?