View Full Version : Slow file count in "Word"

23-01-2004, 09:42 AM
With "Word" running, and selecting "open" from the file drop down menu, the files listed in "My Documents" are very slow to appear and the file count at bottom left window ticks over very slowly. The operating system is Win 98SE with 256 ram. I have a laptop with 98 and the same number of files but these display in a millisecond. The usual hard drive system maintenance tasks have been carried out and I have used tips from F1 for freeing memory as they are published. Any ideas ?

23-01-2004, 11:40 AM
It may not be an issue but an application called FindFast comes with Office and was notorious in earlier versions as being a cause for memory leaks and a general slow down of systems. If you have findfast.exe in memory (CTRl-ALT-DEL) then close this program and remove it from the startup menu.

Its only use is to supposedly open Office documents quicker but it never worked in my opinion.