Tech Tips Home
The Best Tech Tips And Daily Deals
Newsletter On The Internet!

Shop online 24hrs a day or call us Mon-Fri
8:30AM-4:30PM EST - 1-800-915-2088
WorldStart Tech Tip And Store Search
Email: Password: Login Remember Me

Like what you see here? Subscribe to the Tech Tips newsletter!   Email: Subscribe

Faster Icons

Wednesday, November 22nd, 2006 by | Filed Under: File & Disk Management
 
Loading...


Q:
Whenever I try to use the contents in the My Computer folder, it takes forever for the icons to come up. Is there any way I can speed that process up?

A:
Lucky for you, there is and even better, it’s a surefire way that your icons will appear much faster! Every time you open the My Computer folder to browse through it, Windows XP automatically searches for your network files and printers. This unfortunately causes a delay in the display of your icons. You may see the “default” Windows icon and then as you continue to scroll through, it changes to the correct icon. Well, if you don’t like that, this is how you can change it.

1. Double click on your My Computer icon to open it.

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 and you’re all set.

Well, there you go. From now on, you should see a dramatic increase in speed when Windows displays your icons. It doesn’t get any better than that!

~ Shantala Ramamoorthy

Leave a Reply


Like these tips? Get them for FREE in your email!

WorldStart's Tech Tips Newsletter

  • Tech Tips Daily - Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

  • Tech Tips Weekly - If you don't want our Tech Tips newsletter every day, then sign up for this weekly newsletter to get the best information of the week. Sent on Fridays.

Other Newsletters

  • WorldStart's Daily Deals - Every week, we send out great deals in our Daily Deals newsletter. Many of these deals are exclusively for our Daily Deals newsletter subscribers and can't be found with our regular specials.

  • Just For Grins - Each issue includes a couple clean jokes, some funny quotes, and a hilarious reader's story. Newsletter is sent five days a week.


Enter Email Address:

Subscribe

Your e-mail address is safe with us!
We only use it to send you the newsletters you request. It is NEVER disclosed to a third party for any reason, ever! Plus, if you decided you don't like our newsletters (don't worry, you'll love them), unsubscribing is fast and easy.

Free Newsletter Signup



Tech Tips Daily

Become a tech pro! Get the very best tech and computer help sent directly to your email every weekday!

Tech Tips Weekly

The week's best in tech and computer help. Get your issue sent to your email every Friday!

WorldStart's Daily Deals

The very best deals on the Internet! Get a new set of incredible sales every day of the week!

Just For Grins

Clean jokes, funny quotes, and hilarious comics. Sent 5 times a week straight to your email.


Subscribe


Love Worldstart? Refer A Friend!

WorldStart's Premium Membership

Tip Archive


Categories:
Archives: