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Make icons in windows appear quicker
By  Super Admin  | Published  02/24/2005 | System Performance Page 1 | Rating:
Make icons in windows appear quicker

In Windows XP everytime you open My Computer to browse folders XP automatically searches for network files and printers. This causes a delay in displaying your icons. You probably see the "default" windows icon and as you scroll it changes to the correct icon. This is how to stop that...

1. Open My Computer
2. Click on the Tools menu and select Folder Options...
3. Under Folder Options select the view tab.
4. Uncheck the very first box that reads "Automatically search for network folders and printers".
5. Click "Apply" or "OK"

You should see a dramatic increase in speed when Windows displays your icons.

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  • Comment #1 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    easy to do. Very useful
     
  • Comment #2 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    excellent thinking
     
  • Comment #3 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    excellent
     
  • Comment #4 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Very simple and easy to do! Thanks!
     
  • Comment #5 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    little tips like this that we all want aren't made available...cheers
     
  • Comment #6 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Great tip, but it would also be nice to see a bit of dicsussion on the downside of choosing this option -- like when you might *not* want to turn off this option.
     
  • Comment #7 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    usefull
     
  • Comment #8 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i dont even know how to make a damn icon
     
  • Comment #9 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    no comment
     
  • Comment #10 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    because i do
     
  • Comment #11 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    hi
     
  • Comment #12 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Working good but i think before apply better press "apply to all folders" :] and then apply or maybe this is not important i dont know
     
  • Comment #13 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Excellent
     
  • Comment #14 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Already seen this somewhere else before while looking for tweaks.
     
  • Comment #15 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    works great!
     
  • Comment #16 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    i did not notice any dramatic increase in speed, may be little increase if at all.
     
  • Comment #17 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    This help topic was exactly what I was looking for.
     
  • Comment #18 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I would never have thought of that! excellent!
     
  • Comment #19 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Wow they appear more quicker. Thanks
     
  • Comment #20 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    pretty good computer display faster now
     
  • Comment #21 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    It works! RVH
     
  • Comment #22 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    THANK YOU!!!!!!!!!!! :)
     
  • Comment #23 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thankz
     
  • Comment #24 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Quicker
     
  • Comment #25 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    is that only for windows xp ?
     
  • Comment #26 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    cause I want it to speed so I can work on calclus. so thats why I want It to speed
     
  • Comment #27 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Great news! Now I know why my PC always took so long to load up icons & how to correct it. As the company IT guy, I'm gonna apply this tweak to every unit we have. Thanks for the great tip!
     
  • Comment #28 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    TOTALLY AWESOME thank you so much and i im following ur 99 ways to make your com blazingly fast..its really effective..ur great dude
     
  • Comment #29 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Really Clever
     
  • Comment #30 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    idk how to do it would be better if there are pic.
     
  • Comment #31 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    this delay always bothered me and now my problem is solved! Thanks!!
     
  • Comment #32 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    nice except this must not work for vista?
     
  • Comment #33 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    My computer still slow perform
     
  • Comment #34 (Posted by Waseem Arshad)
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    Because my PC still slow in woking
     
  • Comment #35 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    That was quick and useful. Thank you. It definitely seems to have made a difference.
     
  • Comment #36 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it works
     
  • Comment #37 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Sweet.... good insight
     
  • Comment #38 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thank you very much my computer is faster now
     
  • Comment #39 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Easy and made a difference Thanks!
     
  • Comment #40 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it did not work for me !!! i want icons to appear faster as soon as windows starts !!!
     
  • Comment #41 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    thanks for the great help!..keep it up
     
  • Comment #42 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    a1
     
  • Comment #43 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    I'm stunned that my A+ teacher did not mention this simple option. Now my file browsing is instantaneous. Much thanks
     
  • Comment #44 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    fxd
     
  • Comment #45 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    amazing
     
  • Comment #46 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    SO SIMPLE YET EFFECTIVE!!! YES!!!!
     
  • Comment #47 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Quick, clear, useful post: perfect
     
  • Comment #48 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    easy,fast, and effective
     
  • Comment #49 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Thanks! It speeds it up a lot!
     
  • Comment #50 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Excellent
     
  • Comment #51 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    Excellent way
     
  • Comment #52 (Posted by an unknown user)
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    it worked
     
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