A delay may occur before the contents of a folder are displayed in the Windows Explorer Folders pane in Windows Server 2003 or Windows XP

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SYMPTOMS

Assume the following: In the Folders pane in Windows Explorer, you click a folder that is located on the local hard disk of your Microsoft Windows Server 2003-based or Microsoft Windows XP-based computer. In this scenario, a delay may occur before the folder opens. Therefore, it may take longer than expected for the contents of the folder to be displayed.

If you click the same folder in the main Windows Explorer pane, no delay occurs before the folder opens.

Note The main Windows Explorer pane is on the right side of the Windows Explorer screen.

CAUSE

This problem occurs if the folder contains many subfolders and files and if these subfolders also contain many subfolders and files. For example, you may experience this problem if the folder stores 25 gigabytes (GB) of data and contains more than 1000 subfolders. This problem occurs because the Shdocdvw.dll component does not use a separate thread to extract folder information when you click a local folder in the Folders pane.

RESOLUTION

Windows Server 2003

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

No prerequisites are required.

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.

Windows Server 2003, 32-bit editions

Date         Time   Version       Size       File name
--------------------------------------------------------
31-Aug-2004  22:56  6.0.3790.207  1,395,712  Shdocvw.dll

Windows Server 2003, 64-bit editions

Date         Time   Version          Size    File name
----------------------------------------------------------------
31-Aug-2004  22:56  6.0.3790.207  3,364,864  Shdocvw.dll   IA-64
31-Aug-2004  22:56  6.0.3790.207  1,395,712  Wshdocvw.dll  x86

Windows XP

Hotfix information

A supported hotfix is available from Microsoft. However, this hotfix is intended to correct only the problem that is described in this article. Apply this hotfix only to systems that are experiencing this specific problem. This hotfix might receive additional testing. Therefore, if you are not severely affected by this problem, we recommend that you wait for the next software update that contains this hotfix.

If the hotfix is available for download, there is a "Hotfix download available" section at the top of this Knowledge Base article. If this section does not appear, contact Microsoft Customer Service and Support to obtain the hotfix.

Note If additional issues occur or if any troubleshooting is required, you might have to create a separate service request. The usual support costs will apply to additional support questions and issues that do not qualify for this specific hotfix. For a complete list of Microsoft Customer Service and Support telephone numbers or to create a separate service request, visit the following Microsoft Web site:
http://support.microsoft.com/contactus/?ws=support
Note The "Hotfix download available" form displays the languages for which the hotfix is available. If you do not see your language, it is because a hotfix is not available for that language.

Prerequisites

You must have Windows XP service pack 2 installed to apply this hotfix.

Restart requirement

You must restart your computer after you apply this hotfix.

Hotfix replacement information

This hotfix does not replace any other hotfixes.

File information

The English version of this hotfix has the file attributes (or later file attributes) that are listed in the following table. The dates and times for these files are listed in coordinated universal time (UTC). When you view the file information, it is converted to local time. To find the difference between UTC and local time, use the Time Zone tab in the Date and Time tool in Control Panel.
   Date         Time   Version            Size    File name
   --------------------------------------------------------------
   24-Nov-2004  00:02  6.0.2900.2569   1,484,288  Shdocvw.dll      

STATUS

Microsoft has confirmed that this is a problem in the Microsoft products that are listed in the "Applies To" section.

MORE INFORMATION

For additional information about terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates, click the following article number to view the article in the Microsoft Knowledge Base:
824684 Description of the standard terminology that is used to describe Microsoft software updates

Properties

Article ID: 873414 - Last Review: November 4, 2007 - Revision: 2.10
APPLIES TO
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Web Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Standard Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise x64 Edition
  • Microsoft Windows Server 2003, Enterprise Edition (32-bit x86)
  • Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
  • Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Keywords: 
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