Usually when you have shared folder or a drive on a network location, it's browsable through Microsoft Windows Network. This is however painfully slow. Often when the computer or network location cannot be found, it takes ages before you get an error message and regain control over windows explorer.
Most of the time when I accidentally click on a location that is not connected (because I clicked a shared folder from a server at work while at home) I can sit and wait till the error message.
Is there a way to make the process faster? Like cutting down a timeout or make it look for the folders/drives/computers in the background in stead of holding up explorer?
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This option requires me to use a different explorer to browse. Is there something I can do while using normal explorer?
This won't help me to browse between network folder/computers. Only speed up using shortcut folders. But then again, when this folder is not available, the hold of explorer is still there.