Seems to be 'most of the time' at the moment.. Got a feeling it's cos only half my network has been built so far (moved house) so there are dead shortcuts on my desktop etc. Any way I can stop FARR from going for network links?
i believe you have found the problem, why it is freezing.
it's hitting some shortcuts that are not resolving, and the search is pausing as it hits those shortcuts and tries to resolve them.
now, the new version of FARR is supposed to ignore network links, but it's possible you might have links that are fooling FARR into thinking they are local (mapped drives maybe), or some other circumstance that is confusing FARR into trying to resolve those links..