I login to a saved connection successfully. I use the Norton style so I get a local directory on the left and my remote directory on the right. I then use the drop down on the left to select Desktop. It can take several minutes to pull up that information. It's not due to a huge file list since the Desktop only has about 20 files on it.
This is using Windows XP SP2. Is there some setting I am using that I should turn off?