Operating system: Windows 10
Graphics card: GTX 1070 & GTX 970
Broken: 2.80.0-git.860a9f979d60 & Blender 2.79
Short description of error
When Blender is used to save to or load from a network drive, and then the network drive disconnects, Blender startup times can be increased by 10x in my tests. Normally Blender opens almost instantly, but in 2.79 it could take up to a minute after a drive was disconnected. In 2.8 it's a little better, but still noticeably slower.
Exact steps for others to reproduce the error
- Open Blender
- Save or load something from network drive
- Disconnect network drive
- Re-open Blender and it will take a lot longer to open
I have found that clearing the "Recent" files in the file explorer will reset this problem until you need to use a network drive again. I have not tested this with a "Mapped," network drive, so clearing recent files might not help in that case.