How to fix Windows 10 File Explorer slowdown when copying files?

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    How to fix Windows 10 File Explorer slowdown when copying files?


    Hello! This is my first ever post on this website, so please excuse me if I accidentally don't follow some of the traditions/rules of this site.

    Anyway, so here's why I'm asking about this. On Sunday night of this week I left with my family for a trip to the college my brother will be attending for Freshman Orientation. My File Explorer was acting fine then. Cut to now, 3 days later, and I'm trying to isolate a video for a Communications CBE onto its own flash drive by moving the other files on the drive to a different drive with more space. However, it is taking an unbelievably long time for the files to transfer. I'm looking at task manager and nothing is eating disk or memory space, and other programs on my computer are running fine as well. It's only slowing down when I am copying the files, and it hasn't moved this slowly before.

    I've tried to do some basic troubleshooting, such as deleting the programs I downloaded to convert the video into a format required by the graders, but nothing seems to be working. What are some other, non-risky ways I can try and fix this?

    Thank you in advance.
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  2. bro67's Avatar
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       #2

    Media files will always take a long time to copy to a USB stick.
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  3. Try3's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       #3

    While you are looking at Task mgr, have a look at the Performance tab, select the source disk and post a picture so the speed can be seen. Those able to help with this matter might also appreciate an equivalent picture of some large non-video files being transferred and also some info on your computer & the USB stick being used.

    Denis
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