I have two Windows 10 PCs on a home network. They access each others files via Mapped Network Drives. This basically works very well. However frequently File Explorer often takes a LONG time to load (20 seconds and often much more, sometimes hanging for over a minute). The Downloads folder and "This PC" most regularly cause problems, saying "Working on it".
- if I disconnect the Mapped Network Drives then File Explorer works very well
- both PCs have the identical problem
- I am using standard Windows firewall & anti-virus software, unchanged from defaults.
- I get the problem with both PCs on, or just one on (and mapped drives unavailable)
It may be worth noting that when I try to map a network drive, I have to type in the other PC's name otherwise it won't appear in Browse. I have enabled Network Discovery on both PCs.
One of the PCs is often sleeping which seems to cause horrendous timeout problems, but the problem occurs when they are both awake too.
I have had this problem for a year or so at a guess.
Both PCs are otherwise very fast and responsive.