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Disable Network Printer Search
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Published on 08/20/2006
 
When browsing through shared folders and network computers Explorer can slow down when it is searching the local network for printers.

Disable Network Printer Search

1. Hit Alt to bring up the menubar if it is not already on the screen.

2. Click on Tools and select Folder Options.

3. On the View Tab, uncheck Automatically search for network printers.