Re: Manipulating Shared Drives in VISTA takes forever
I turned off or disabled Offline Files and I was able to move and
rename file sharing files normally.
I found this from another newsgroup post and I think they said some
OEMs turn this on or enable it while an installation of Vista OEM
would have Offline Files disabled.
On Mar 2, 10:57 am, "Stephan G."
> Something must be wrong.
> I am one of the (seemingly) many who are beating our heads against walls
> trying to get XP andVistato share drives. However, I have come up
> against some very disturbing behavior on theVISTAsystem and don't have
> the expertise to figure out if it is related.
> I created a folder, call it "Silly" on the root directory of my C drive
> onvista. So it should be called c:\silly in the local world. I then
> right clicked on the folder, selected "properties" from the drop down.
> The second tab is "Sharing". I select that tab, all is well. I now
> share that directory using the appropriate button. I close everything
> up, the folder icon looks like it is shared, and theVISTAmachine shows
> it when I select "Show me all shared stuff on this machine" from the
> Network andSharingpage.
> Now, while continuing to try to debug (with no success) why myVistaand
> XP systems won't play nice, I go back to the properties of the folder
> "Silly". Say I just want to look at the "Sharing" properties. I right
> click on the folder icon, select "properties" from the drop down. All
> three tab (other than "Sharing") seem to work fine, but if I select the
> "Sharing" tab, the properties window goes into a kind of hibernation for
> at least a minute. At first I thought explorer had just crashed... on
> my brand newVISTA, and would terminate the process, but now I see if I
> wait for a VERY long time, the share information does eventually
> populate that window.
> This extremelyslowand long response to just even viewing thesharing
> information on a folder that is shared seems like something is wrong,
> and I wonder if there is a clue here to getting myfilesharingnetwork
> Any thoughts from the real experts?