A month or so ago, around the beginning of the current beta torrent, I started to experience strange behaviour in Directory Opus.
I launched the thing and it would "hang", refusing to populate the display. Tree in the left, but nothing in the right-hand pane. Could not close it from the notification tray. Had to close the dopus.exe service
Launch it again, and it would behave.
But drill down, and the same hang would happen. Sometimes I ended up with a half a dozen Directory Opus windows open before I could reach where I wanted to land.
I raised it here and got the usual – and justified – response. Disable all network stuff and all the other things in the "General slowdown or instability investigation steps".
The same thing hit both of my Windows 7 machines, 64-bit and 32-bit.
I started to work down the long list. (It would be nice if there were some way to home in on possibly troublesome areas, rather than having to go through hundreds of networked shortcuts and links.) Didn't help.
On Sunday, just for the heck of it, I shut down all of my cloud services. (As a cheapskate, I like free and can get a sizeable cloud without paying a penny.)
Lo and behold, Directory Opus behaved all day. Not one hung launch.
This morning, I shut everything cloud like down again. All behaved well. Then I fired up Google's cloud, Google Drive. It "hanged." Did so even when all I had awake was Google's "Calendar synch". Shut that down, sorted.
It will take some work to pin this down to that place in the clouds, but the coincidence persuades me that I am on to something.
Anyone got any suggestions as to what might be happening, and how I can use Google Drive without bringing Directory Opus to its knees.