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Word and Excel document shortcuts slow to open #

Double clicking Word and Excel application icons on the Desktop opened the apps immediately, but double clicking file shortcuts on the Desktop caused them to hang for a minute or more. The cause was an unavailable network printer (due to a recent router change); swapping its ethernet cable for a USB cable fixed the problem immediately (Windows XP automatically changed the printer port from a static IP address to USB when it was plugged in). (Thanks to those who posted in Word and Excel files slow to load, especially jimlloyd3392.)

/windows | Sep 07, 2011

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