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AcMac
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File Manager stalls when reading local drives since W10 Anniv Update

Since the W10 Anniversary Update (AU) I am experiencing an intermittent issue where the File Manager stalls while reading the list of local drives, and therefore does not allow file transfers to take place. This happens whether the File Manager is invoked from LMI Client, LMI Central or from the LMI Main Menu using Java, HTML or Client App. I say this occurs intermittently because some days it happens & other days it does not. I am wondering whether additional Windows Updates are affecting the issue, but when this happens, all W10 AU units on my local area network suffer from the same problem. Win 7 units do not ever suffer this problem, and neither do pre-AU W10 units.

 

When the problem occurs I can still use all other aspects of LMI Client & Central, (eg. remote controlling units etc) it is just that the File Manager refuses to progress beyond reading the available local drives.

 

Some screenshots :-

http://multiscreen.biz/ho/x/BadFileManager2.png

http://multiscreen.biz/ho/x/BadFileManager1.png

 

Does anyone else have this same issue, and does anyone have a solution?

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DEisenberg
New Contributor

Re: File Manager stalls when reading local drives since W10 Anniv Update

I have the same problem. I even tried recreating the folder I deleted that it was using in the last file manager session.  Very frustrating.

AcMac
Active Contributor

Re: File Manager stalls when reading local drives since W10 Anniv Update

In my case I tracked it down to having a mapped drive to a shared folder that was not always online. When it was available, the File Manager appeared promptly, however when the shared folder was offline, the File Manager would take seemingly forever before it appeared (if it ever appeared).