I'm having a lot of trouble opening documents from a network share in word using IE.

The documents are located in a network share which is mapped to a virtual directory. The documents are accessed by URLs that link to the virtual directory.

There is now a huge lag (sometimes up to a minute or two!) from when clicking on the link to the document opening in word. The 'loading disc' in IE just keeps spinning and nothing happens. Sometimes a pop up box appears with 'opening file - (address)' but it still takes ages.

I've tried setting in the registry to open the files directly in ie but to no avail.

Anyone have any ideas?



sounds like the network is slow. Depending on the documents. I know there is the same lag when I open a document on Windows Live, but it is only like 2 seconds.

  • Kind of right, see below – Steve McCall Feb 28 '11 at 8:49

Just for information, this problem was resolved by disabling IPv6 on the client PC. Don't ask me why but it worked.

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