LKBEN10837: How to speed up the display of network folders in Windows.




Your Windows needs some time to show you all network folders.


If you have many connected network folders, sometimes it takes a while until the folders are displayed. This may by caused by an undersized buffer. You can increase this buffer by modifying a registry key.

Start Regedit and search for "HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE_CurrentControllSet\Services\\LanmanServer\Parameters". Now you add the registry key "SizeReqBuf" (DWORD) and set a value between 25000 and 65535 (25000 is the recommended value).


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Author: Wim Peeters - Keskon GmbH & Co. KG

Wim Peeters is electronics engineer with an additional master in IT and over 30 years of experience, including time spent in support, development, consulting, training and database administration. Wim has worked with SQL Server since version 6.5. He has developed in C/C++, Java and C# on Windows and Linux. He writes knowledge base articles to solve IT problems and publishes them on the Lubby Knowledge Platform.