I was transfering files from my C:\Windows.old\Users\Public to my new \\PATRICK-DESKTOP\Users\Public
folder. I noticed the transfer was going to take like 20 minutes and this didn't seem right to me. I canceled the transfer and instead transfered the files to C:\Users\Public to see if it made a difference, and in fact it almost instantly transfered the files over?
So what is going on here, aren't these locations are both the same thing? Why was it taking a long to to transfer when it was going to \\PATRICK-DESKTOP\Users\Public
Is it actually sending the data over the network in order to locate the \\PATRICK-DESKTOP\Users\Public
share and then just coming back over the network and therefor becoming a network transfer instead of a local transfer?