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Win XP - Slow 'Send To' Menu

By Craig Shepherd ·
Whenever I right click anything and I move my mouse over the Send To menu it will freeze there for a good 10 seconds.

It wasn't like this when I first installed it, it's only happened recently and it gets really annoying.

Same thing happens when I open up My Computer. I comes up with the little animated flashlight for a while before it show my drives.

Any ideas?

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by tekguy610 In reply to Win XP - Slow 'Send To' M ...

how long has it been installed on your system? the slow time for the my computer is due to the looking at the cd-rom drives. Try taking all cd's out of your cd-rom's and refresh it,close it, and open it up again. As for the send-to, try running adefrag or scandisk, or if you have alot of items in your taskbar close them, or disable the items that do not benefit your computer.

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by Craig Shepherd In reply to Win XP - Slow 'Send To' M ...

It's been installed on my computer for a few months now.
I don't usually have any CD's in the drive and I don't like to have much on my taskbar.
Last time I did a defrag was about a week ago.
I don't have many programs installed on there either.
As far as I know I havn't changed anything for a while.

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by Ann777 In reply to Win XP - Slow 'Send To' M ...

Another thing you should do regularly, is look for your Temporary Internet Files folder and clear it out completely. Also *.tmp and ~*.* files should be deleted. Then run a defrag and you should have a considerable speedup if you have not donethese things before.

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by Craig Shepherd In reply to Win XP - Slow 'Send To' M ...

I limit my Temp Internet Files to 50Mb and after I installed everything I cleared out all the temporary files and the Temp folder and that rarely gets above 20Mb now.

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by Craig Shepherd In reply to Win XP - Slow 'Send To' M ...

I figured out what it was. I had My Documents set for a network drive and when the Send To menu was being opened it was trying to validate a shortcut which didn't exist. So I changed My Documents properties and all is good.

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