Good day mighty experts,
I do have a question regarding the way Windows 7 handles network shares. I have a few NAS servers on my network (mapped to local drives on my pc), some of which using power saving techniques. As a result, they stop their hard drives after a few minutes idle time. This is fine, but I do experience sever lags on my desktop unfortunately.
Whenever I open the file explorer, right click the taskbar, perform any system task, launch an application, etc, the system (explorer.exe) freezes for 15-20s until the NAS hard drives get powered on. I am not even browsing these drives or using any data out of them - merely performing local tasks or trying to.
When it happens 20 times a day, this behaviour gets highly annoying. Is there anything I can do to tell Windows not to scan the whole network or refresh the whole network neighborhood when I simply want to open a local file?