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Windows 7: Is there a way to show more details by default when copying files and

08 Jun 2010   #1
Mike89

Windows 7 Pro, x64
 
 
Is there a way to show more details by default when copying files and

When copying files in Windows 7, the box that shows the copying process has the "more details" button that shows more information. I really like to look at that info and would really like to not have to click the "more details" button for each copying process. Is there a way to tweak the registry to make the default show the more detail view instead of the less details view?


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08 Jun 2010   #2
dunfiddlin

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike89 View Post
When copying files in Windows 7, the box that shows the copying process has the "more details" button that shows more information. I really like to look at that info and would really like to not have to click the "more details" button for each copying process. Is there a way to tweak the registry to make the default show the more detail view instead of the less details view?
You must do an awful lot of copying of awfully big files because most of what I do goes so fast that you don't even get to see the dialog! And when it does take a little longer I've usually got better things to do than sit and stare at it especially as all it tells me most of the time is that it's still "calculating".

I doubt that this is possible through the registry (though I will have a delve around if I get the time) which probably means it's not possible period. I guess you'd have to use a third party utility to do your file management if you were that determined.
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08 Jun 2010   #3
Mike89

Windows 7 Pro, x64
 
 

I wasn't really interested in getting into the "merits" of either seeing details or not as every user is different. I just wanted to know if it could be done.
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09 Jun 2010   #4
dunfiddlin

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike89 View Post
I wasn't really interested in getting into the "merits" of either seeing details or not as every user is different. I just wanted to know if it could be done.
Well unfortunately the merits are part of the equation. Everything can be done. It would be relatively simple to set up a hook to intercept the creation of the dialog and press the button for you, for example, but is it actually worth the coding effort and having a program constantly running just for this purpose especially if it's only once in a blue moon requirement? Alternatively it may be possible to locate and rework the dialog so that it always shows all details but again that's gonna take time and effort from someone which almost certainly could be better spent.

It may seem like a trivial matter to you but if MS didn't think it worth the effort to make this an option you've got to assume that it will not be a trivial matter to undo all the knots and retie them according to your own peccadillos!

So the answer is 'yes, it can be done' but the point is that it cannot be done easily so 'how much does it matter to you?' is really the only question that ... er ... matters if you want someone to find a way for you.
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09 Jun 2010   #5
dunfiddlin

 

I've done no more than glance at it but it looks like it might be up your autobahn ...

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09 Jun 2010   #6
Mike89

Windows 7 Pro, x64
 
 

Dude from your rather winded response, it's apparent you have way too much time on your hands. I asked a very simple question. I didn't want or ask for your philosophy that had nothing to do with the question. Do me a favor. If I post anymore questions, please do not make anymore attempts to answer them. I can do without your comments. Thanks
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09 Jun 2010   #7
dunfiddlin

 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Mike89 View Post
Dude from your rather winded response, it's apparent you have way too much time on your hands. I asked a very simple question. I didn't want or ask for your philosophy that had nothing to do with the question. Do me a favor. If I post anymore questions, please do not make anymore attempts to answer them. I can do without your comments. Thanks
I don't see anybody else replying. Guess I now know why!
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09 Jun 2010   #8
Mike89

Windows 7 Pro, x64
 
 

Probably because of your responses. Please go to some other thread where possibly someone can use your infinite wisdom. Maybe with you gone, someone will actually offer something tangible.
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09 Jun 2010   #9
Thorsen

Win7 Home Premium 64x
 
 

Dont worry Mike, there are a few developers on this forum, Im sure one of them will be up to the challenge.

I wish I knew how to solve this one, but I am not familiar with the key that would be used. Someone here probably knows though.
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19 Jun 2010   #10
GeorgeStevens99

Windows 7
 
 

I'd love to know if there is a way to set the 'more details' view as default. I'm always moving files around on my computer and around my home network to different devices. Seeing the full file path and data transfer rate is very helpful info when you have multiple copy operations going on simultaneously to different locations.
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