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Windows 7: Windows 7 stuck 'preparing to move' when trying to move files

16 Jun 2016   #1
Sylveon Fetish

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows 7 stuck 'preparing to move' when trying to move files

I am trying to move files from one external hard drive to another but it has been stuck on 'Preparing to move' 'Time remaining: Calculating. Items remaining: Calculating Speed: Calculating' for 20 minutes now. It has not moved on from that.

Google shows only results pertaining to Mac OS on this problem, when searching the message in quotes, it still doesn't give that exact match (come on Google, we search in quotes for a reason), instead what Google provided was results for 'Preparing to delete'

There seems to be no info let alone anybody having this message when moving files.

Can anybody help me get the ball rolling?


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16 Jun 2016   #2
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I have Windows 7 pro over here on three computers, and yes I too sometimes but not always get that long long long wait time for either copying or moving folders/files from source to target. For now, I recommend you only copy folders/files from source to target. And after you looked at the target, making sure the copies made it over safely, then delete from the source. I'm trying to recall what and where I saw some good answers, will post back if/when I find those URLs.
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16 Jun 2016   #3
Sylveon Fetish

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Well I did find this:

USB External Hard drive Taking Ages to Transfer files

which the suggested seems to work. It is going much faster, Wow! I didn't realize that I had 200 GB worth of screenshots. Even when set to 'optimize for space saving', it really adds up when the software I use extracts every frame from full length movies
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