Startup "Cleaning Up" freezes when mapped network drives are connected but not accessible
After Effects 18.4.1 (Build 4)
After Effects 22.0.1 (Build 2)
Windows 10 Pro Version 10.0.19043 Build 19043
I have 2 drives mapped on my machine one for a local NAS and another for a work server I access via VPN.
When connected to the VPN the NAS drive is not accessible and vice-versa.
AE freezes for several seconds, sometimes a couple of minutes while starting up at the "Cleaning Up" part if any of the drives are mapped but not accessible.
Having File Explorer fail to connect to the inaccessible drive seems to sometimes improve the freezing period.
Disconnecting an unaccessible mapped drive from File Explorer restores AE startup to its glorious fast speed.
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