According to MyPCHell, “By default, when opening My Computer, windows automatically searches for network folders and printers. This can cause a delay in displaying your icons and for most users this setting is not needed.”
So how do you disable it? Follow the step suggested by the site, which is as follows:
- Open My Computer,, Select Tools, , then Folder Options,..
- Next Select the View, tab.
- Uncheck the “Automatically search for network folders and printers, ” box, then click Apply,