If you have ever worked on a network with more than just one machine you must have also experienced that sharing of files by mapping a drive has turned out to be a better option. Network drives, in this regard enable the reading of files by one computer and the same computer writes them onto another machine. This is as if they were connected directly. Most people use the network drives very regularly but they don’t realize that this takes up most of the time and ends up slowing the machines.
The issue with the network drives is that your PC tries to connect with the network drives the moment the PC starts. If the other computers on the network do not respond immediately your PC waits for them to respond. Moreover, there are programs that try to connect with the network drives while you may be searching for files and folders. If you have attempted to open files at such a time you would have noticed that it takes several seconds. This is precisely because of the network connection that the PC was still trying to establish.
In order to resolve this issue you need to disconnect all the connections that are not being used currently. For doing this open “My Computer”. Open the “Tools” menu and click on the label “Disconnect Network Drive”. Choose the network drives you are not using currently and click on Ok. After you have done this the speed of your PC is likely to increase by about 40%.
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