Jul 182008

This tutorial will explain Howto Speed up viewing shared files across a network in XP/2000.Windows 2000 & XP machines delay as long as 30 seconds when you try to view shared files across a network because Windows is using the extra time to search the remote computer for any Scheduled Tasks. Here’s how to prevent this remote search for Scheduled Tasks.

Procedure to follow

Click on Start–>Run type regedit click ok

Now you need to nagigate the following key from left side


Under that branch, select the following key and delete it.


If you want to export the exact branch so that you can restore the key if necessary. This fix is so effective that it doesn’t require a reboot and you can almost immediately determine yourself how much it speeds up your browsing processes.

  5 Responses to “Howto Speed up viewing shared files across a network in XP/2000”

  1. many thanks :)

  2. I followed the advice about speeding up my explorer performance onmy Windows 2000 by deleting under …. remotecomputer\namespace the key D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF. Unfortunatly I was a bit careless and also deleted one othe key under ‘namespace’. Do you know what effect if any missing that will have?

  3. Please let me know what ill effect if any I may have for deleting the other key under remotecomputer\namespace besides D6277990-4C6A-11CF-8D87-00AA0060F5BF

  4. Thanks, was having this pain with accessing my shares on a newly added NAS to my home network.
    It shares now pop-up much quicker when I open the explorer!

  5. The effect of deleting the other key, which is {2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} , is that shared printers won’t be displayed. You can re-create it by creating a key under RemoteComputer\NameSpace named {2227A280-3AEA-1069-A2DE-08002B30309D} , and then editing the “(default)” value under it to have Data that says “Printers” (no quotes).

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