In email insert hyperlink dialog box is slow to populate

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Whenever I try to insert hyperlinks in an email (the hyperlinks are to

intranet site) I have to wait a full 2 minutes or more for folders options to

apprear. The dialog box freezes, so I cannot input the hyperlink name



I found your post while searching for an answer to this problem. I had a

similar problem inserting hyperlinks in Outlook 2007, although my delay was

only about 12 seconds. I could not find an answer to this anywhere but

finally figured it out myself.

The cause of my problem was 6 shortcuts I had in the My Documents folder.

These shortcuts were to folders elsewhere on my hard drive. As an experiment,

I added 6 more shortcuts to My Documents, and nearly doubled the delay time.

My solution was to create a folder called Shortcuts under My Documents and

move the shortcuts to that folder. Now my Insert Hyperlink dialog is

populated almost immediately.


Thank you SO much. This has been a major annoyance for so long and your

solution resolved it immediately.
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