I am using windows explorer to browse a network drive. The folder in question contains 130,000 .xml files. When I open the folder explorer builds each .xml icon taking a 5 to 10 seconds per page. This makes it impossible to scroll through the folder. This only occurs with folders containing .xml. I have tried copying the folder to the local PC with the same result. I have also checked do not cache icons which speeds up the process but doesn't fix the issue. I have also changed the file association to notepad and internet explorer, same issue. I am using a windows xp sp2 laptop but the issue occurs on all computers when trying to browse folders with .xml files. Thanks for any help.