Windows 10: Alternate file copy settings possible?

  1.    25 Jan 2016 #1

    Alternate file copy settings possible?

    I've never liked the concurrent file copy that Windows has had. I drag a season of TV over to a hard drive, drag another season over while that one is copying, and all of them copy slower and slower to all finish at the same time. I'd like a Consecutive copy rather than a Concurrent copy. Seems like a small thing, and rather than installing alternate file management programs (teracopy) I was wondering if there was a slick way to change it natively in WIn10?

    Lifehacker Alternate File Copiers: CopyHandler, Fast Copy, Rich Copy, Ultracopier
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       26 Jan 2016 #2

    I am not aware of a way to do this in W10 other than by writing a powershell script to do the copying as a series using loops but then you would probably be better off with one of the apps you mentioned.

    May I ask why you think serial or consecutive mode is better? I can understand the hard drive heads are working overtime with concurrent reads and writes but with SSDs there should be no difference.
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  3.    26 Jan 2016 #3

    just prefer it

    Right, there aren't any read/write heads with SSD, but mainly I'm dealing with the network and USB bottle necks. I'll copy three large folders with a dozen large files each. When the connection drops, or the disk is full, I've got three loose ends instead of one single stopping point. That's why I like it. I also really like the feature some of the other copiers offer where it will tell you: you're trying to copy a folder that's too large for the drive (even though it's half way through a write).
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