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Slow opening files from Shared folders in Windows 2000

APPLIES TO:
  • Parallels Desktop 6 for Mac Standard Edition

Symptoms

Opening files from Shared Folders may take up to 20-30 seconds.

Cause

It takes too much time for Windows 2000 to process Shared Folders name resolution.

Resolution

  • Open up your virtual machine and start Windows.
  • Go to  Start --> My Computer and follow this path: C:\Windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts.
  • Open up hosts file in Notepad.
  • Replace 0.0.0.0 psf and 0.0.0.0 .psf lines with 127.0.0.1 psf and 127.0.0.1 .psf accordingly.
  • Save the changes and restart Windows.
  • Try to open AutoCAD file from a Shared Folder.
NOTE: Authorization may be required to access files from Shared Folders (e.g. when attaching files from Shared Folder to Outlook email). Please ignore and cancel these authorization requests.



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