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Windows 7: Insert Hyperlink dialog takes forever (several sec) to display folders

18 Sep 2014   #1

Insert Hyperlink dialog takes forever (several sec) to display folders

I am running Windows 7 Pro 64-bit and don't remember having this problem on my system in days gone by, but in recent days (certainly the last month or so) I have noticed that when I want to hyperlink URLs in Outlook, Word and other Office products, the Insert Hyperlink dialog take a long time to populate folders.

I rarely actually use the folder list, as I am just pasting URL text into the Address box, but I cannot paste until the folder list has populated.

The dialog is looking in My Documents by default and displaying folders from the Current Folder. This has become REALLY ANNOYING! Why would this be taking so long?

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18 Sep 2014   #2

Windows 7 Pro 32

Don't know about your problem, but if you're just pasting the URL in the address box there's really no need to bring up the dialog. Just paste the URL directly in an Office program, press Space or Enter, and it will transform to a hyperlink.
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