slow complicated file copying


  1. Posts : 63
    win10 insider
       #1

    slow complicated file copying


    I am using Win10 10240. I have a problem copying a large number of big files. The setup is a bit tortuous.

    The source is an old WD Cloud NAS on ethernet via my ethernet connected router.
    The destination is an external hard drive on USB3.0

    Using file explorer, I drag a bunch of folders to the destination and copying begins but either stalls soon after or indeed never starts.slow complicated file copying-win10copying.png When it works the speed is around 10Mp/s but why does it stall at random places?

    I've tried just copying a single folder too. Single files are OK. I've looked at the resource monitor and so on and can't see anything odd although I'm no expert there.

    I don't know of any other way to get these files across. The WD Cloud software is hopeless and not fit for purpose in my view. Would a command line xcopy batch file be better? Or third party stuff?
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  2. Posts : 14,046
    Windows 11 Pro X64 22H2 22621.1848
       #2

    I'd try xcopy or robocopy.
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  3. Nus
    Posts : 242
    Win 10 Pro 64bit
       #3

    Have you tried leaving it for a day or two until the cack-handed algorithm has verified all the files are valid to be copied and there's enough destination space, heh.

    Yeah, an xcopy batch file is likely to be a ~million times faster.
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  4. Posts : 9,790
    Mac OS Catalina
       #4

    Move the WD to the physical computer. Some routers have really slow CPU's and not enough RAM, to handle everything.
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  5. Posts : 1,937
    win 10 Insider
       #5

    bro67 said:
    Move the WD to the physical computer. Some routers have really slow CPU's and not enough RAM, to handle everything.
    Very much agree. This is almost certainly the problem.
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  6. Posts : 6
    Windows 10
       #6

    In the past many users used a program from Microsoft called Windows Easy Transfer. Windows 10 does not have the Windows Easy Transfer program anymore. You will need to use a tool like PCmover from Laplink to get your apps, data and setting from your old PC to your new Windows 10 computer. Microsoft recommended it and provides a limited use free copy on their site at Free data transfer.

    This program transfers files, and setting only. You can upgrade to the Pro version of PCmover for a discounted price of $19.95 (it is usually priced at $60).
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