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Slow access to shares if offline folders is enabled

  1. #1

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    Windows 8.1

    Slow access to shares if offline folders is enabled


    I had to enable offline folders to use libraries with network shares.

    After the computer running for some hours the network access (LAN only) is dead slow.

    After a reboot it is fine again for some hours.

    Is there any setting to look for?

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  2. #2

    Central IL
    Posts : 3,468
    Linux Mint 17.2

    Usually caused by Indexing & Search that causes that. Every time you open up Network shares, or even explorer, Windows tends to want to reindex the network shares. It gets even worse if you have a lot of files in the share.

    I would try turning off Home Group and just browse to the folders on the other computer, see how that works. There are some tweaks you can do for the Network. But you have to go into the registry and do it, unless you have the Pro version of Windows.

    Offline mode is usually used in an Enterprise environment, where you are on a Domain and have a Active Directory server. Also with a computer with Group Policy Management.

    I would just disable Offline mode, since you are not using the computer on a Domain.
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Slow access to shares if offline folders is enabled
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