sometimes file copy takes long time


  1. Posts : 298
    Win10 10.0.18362 Build 18362
       #1

    sometimes file copy takes long time


    on my dad 7 year old laptop, some time copying a small word/pdf file of 4-5 pages takes one minute or more to copy from one folder to another

    this is random problem
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  2. Posts : 18,045
    Win 10 Pro 64-bit v1909 - Build 18363 Custom ISO Install
       #2

    Hello @makhan10,

    makhan10 said:
    on my dad 7 year old laptop, some time copying a small word/pdf file of 4-5 pages takes one minute or more to copy from one folder to another

    this is random problem

    Is it copying to a folder on the same Drive, another Partition, an External Drive, or USB?
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  3. Posts : 298
    Win10 10.0.18362 Build 18362
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Paul Black said:
    Hello @makhan10,
    Is it copying to a folder on the same Drive, another Partition, an External Drive, or USB?
    from download folder to documents folder both on same drive
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  4. Posts : 2,487
    Windows 10 Home, 64-bit
       #4

    Laptop drives are often very slow generally.

    You say the problem is occasional and seemingly at random.

    My first guess would be that something else is occupying the disk or CPU at those occasional times.....perhaps a virus scan or a defrag operation or whatever. I'd look in Task Manager to see what other processes are ongoing whenever things are slow.

    Do you ever notice slowness during normal operation when NOT copying?

    Is this laptop actively maintained....or largely ignored and just regarded as an appliance, like a refrigerator?
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  5. Posts : 1,746
    Windows 10 Pro x64 22H2
       #5

    AV (anti-virus) may sometimes slow down copy operation, ex. copy operation or file access cannot complete until AV scan is complete.

    you can try to turn of AV or real time protection to confirm, although beware that Windows defender is known not to respect this option instantly, ex. pending or scheduled scans.
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