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by Cursorcowboy - 5/23/07 6:04 AM
In Reply to: But wait... by MRodney
The article [Q898612] explains that when SP2 or the hotfix described in (KB) article 840309 is installed that slow performance may be experienced when using the Favorites menu in IE or in Windows Explorer, occurs if the following conditions are true, caused by a bug in the Desktop.ini cache process, and provides some troubleshooting steps:
You redirect the My Documents folder to a network location.
After you install Windows XP SP2 or the hotfix in KB article "Q840309", you enabled the Desktop.ini cache.
The article [Q177482] states that when the Start menu or the Favorites menu is viewed, the sort may not be in alphabetical order, new shortcuts created may be added to the bottom of the menu, and occurs when a user manually rearrange menu items.
Note: For Windows XP, click Start, Run, type regedit, and then press Enter. Progress to Favorites in the following address, right click this key, and then click Delete. Exit the registry and reboot.
1. Something to consider since we're dealing with icons which suddenly change is to increase the capacity of the Explorer's shell icon cache, [Q132668].
a. To start the System Registry Editor, click Start, Run, type regedit, and then press Enter.
Note: Click the Plus box in front of HKLM to expand it and continue clicking/expanding appropriate folders (each word preceded by a backslash in the above address) until reaching the last folder named "Explorer". Click it so it has focus (bolded).
b. Find in the right window frame the key, Max Cached Icons. If this key is there, skip to #1e below. If it is not there, continue next.
c. Click Edit, New, select DWORD value. A new item will be added to that window frame with a default name (most likely, New Value #1) already having focus (animated/bolded) -- so just start typing.
d. Type Max Cached Icons, then press Enter.
Note: There is exactly one space between each word.
e. Click on the Max Cached Icons key so that it has focus (bolded). Click Edit in the main menu and choose Modify which brings up the Edit DWORD Value dialog box. In the Base field, make sure the Hexadecimal radio button is selected, which it should be anyway.
Note: Double clicking that key will accomplish the same thing.
f. In the Value data field, type in the number 1000.
g. Click OK to close the dialog. The entry and value displayed in the right window frame for Max Cached Icons should now appear as:
Max Cached Icons ==>0x00001000 (4096)
2. Click Registry in the main menu and select Exit. Or simply click the tiny x in the URHC of the window to close. Respond with an affermative to save the registry changes.
3. You have effective set the Explorer icon cache size to 4096 icons - enough for any system.
After all of this has been said and done perhaps the FavOrg might be able to function and get things in order as expected -- hopefully.
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