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very slow copying files and folders


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#1 notamondayfan

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Posted 08 January 2010 - 08:20 PM

hey guys,

im experiencing extremely slow speeds when i copy files. im copying my website folder as a backup, the folder size is arpund 300mb, and contains hundreds of small files. in xp it would take a few seconds, but in 7 its taking over 30 mins!!

anyone have any ideas what could be causing this? im running AVG free, and not a lot else.


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Posted 09 January 2010 - 08:04 AM

AVG can slow it down as it is scanning all accessed files. You can verify if it is AVG by shutting it down for a while.
I recommend you avast! antivirus http://www.avast.com which is free and low on resources.

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 01:28 PM

i thought that too initially, but turning it off doesnt make any difference.

also, my other older desktop runs XP with the same AVG and it doesnt have any problems.

any other sugestions?

cheers, dean

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 03:24 PM

ok its definately related to the amount of files, not the size. im moving 1mb folder with over 800 files and the speed is around 2.2 kbps!! that means its taking about 8 mins, and really taking the piss!!

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 11:01 PM

Are you copying files to and from local disk(s) or over a network?

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Posted 10 January 2010 - 11:11 PM

If it is related to amount of files, then you may need more RAM. Windows stores the files to be copied in RAM before it starts to copy them. Try to close down some unnecessary apps. You can also try, TeraCopy (free for home users) : http://www.codesector.com/teracopy.php

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 07:47 AM

copying over a network, and locally give the same problems.

i have 4gb ram, so that should easily be enough to cope with something as simple as this. my 5 year old xp system as 1gb ram and doesnt have any problems at all.

ill give that teracopy a go, it still seems strange though that win7 gives me this prob.

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Posted 11 January 2010 - 10:55 AM

I saw this and other similar articles http://www.windowsreference.com/windows-7/...al-compression/

however, RDC *should* only effect copies over a network. It may be worth a try, tho.




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