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When you try to access files on a network share, Windows Explorer stops responding on a computer that is running Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a network share that is hosted on a computer that is running Windows Server 2008 or Windows Server 2008 R2 in a network environment.
  • You map a drive to the network share on a client computer that is running Windows 7, Windows Server 2008 R2, Windows Vista or Windows Server 2008.
  • You open some applications to query the extended attributes of the files on the network share.
  • You open Windows Explorer and then click the mapped drive to browse the files.

In this scenario, Windows Explorer stops responding for about 35 seconds.

There is a download that resolves this issue. See Hotfixes for details.
32-bit Download: Contact Microsoft
64-Bit Download: Contact Microsoft

For more information on this issue, including potential causes, workarounds, and resolutions, see: Microsoft KB Article KB2550581.

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