Slow file transfer from Windows Explorer view to another Windows Explorer view of SharePoint.

Today I was replacing certain SharePoint documents for one of the projects we are working on. I noticed that the transfer of the document from Windows Explorer View to Windows Explorer view was very slow!! I mean 16,1 kb per Second slow!!!.

Investigating this problem I found that IE is configured to “Automatically detect settings”:


This was causing the WebDAV connection to work very slow. Disabling this obtain automatically made my transfer much faster. You can find this option by doing the following:

  1. In IE open the tools menu and click on Internet options.
  2. Click on the connections tab.
  3. Click on the Lan settings button.
  4. Uncheck the Checkbox and press ‘Ok’ to save the settings.


  1. Hi there – one question: This setting shall be made on Sharepoitn server itself or on client side?

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