Reply to: keep your desktop cleanOctober 24, 2011 at 7:41 pm
This is likely tied to the “Desktop” tab functionality in the Resource Manager. By default it lists all the files located on your Windows Desktop as the starting point.
An extreme example of this (being slow) might be to have a broken shortcut on your desktop that points to a network share or “My Network Places” item. Ultimately, a request is made to Windows to locate that and it could take a while for Windows Explorer to figure out it isn't reachable and time out.
For .zip files perhaps there is some Windows Explorer add-on being triggered in your case.
I'm not sure, but perhaps removing that tab would help:
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