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Windows 7: Is There an Upper File Size Limit on Copy/Cut & Paste?


30 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Retail
 
 
Is There an Upper File Size Limit on Copy/Cut & Paste?

Is there an upper file size limit on copy & paste function? I've tried to copy my music collection (16.5GB) via copy & paste & it just does nothing. Rebooting will result in copy dialogue window showing briefly before disappearing from sight.



Can anyone suggest a good third party file manager?


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30 May 2011   #2

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30 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

That article applies to a BETA release of MS WORKS and is dated 2006. Theres no such thing as a copy paste limit in Windows 7.

Try Teracopy.

Copy your files faster with TeraCopy
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30 May 2011   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Retail
 
 

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30 May 2011   #5

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

Some suggestions here.

File Manager that works?
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30 May 2011   #6

Windows 8.1 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fleamour View Post
Is there an upper file size limit on copy & paste function? I've tried to copy my music collection (16.5GB) via copy & paste & it just does nothing. Rebooting will result in copy dialogue window showing briefly before disappearing from sight.



Can anyone suggest a good third party file manager?
Actaully I've done copy/paste functions of that size and greater without using any kind of file manager. In fact I've copied whole partitions and haven't run into any limit other that paste speed - the larger the file, the longer it takes to paste/copy, or permissions.

You might be running into a file that can't be copied due to a permission.
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30 May 2011   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Retail
 
 

Not sure what the hold up is? FreeCommander will also not copy, unless I'm just being thick?

Individual files will copy but not in bulk.
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30 May 2011   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Retail
 
 

Copying in chunks seems to be working, dayuuumn?!?
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30 May 2011   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Retail
 
 

Three separate chunks copied over. Not ideal, but there.

I originally copied music files from Ubuntu partition to Windows shared partition, maybe that has some weird properties, somehow?
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30 May 2011   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate RTM (Technet)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fleamour View Post
Is there an upper file size limit on copy & paste function? I've tried to copy my music collection (16.5GB) via copy & paste & it just does nothing. Rebooting will result in copy dialogue window showing briefly before disappearing from sight.



Can anyone suggest a good third party file manager?
Drag and drop instead of copy/paste.
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