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Windows 7: Can only copy/move one group of files at a time?

15 Jul 2010   #1
MyCsPiTTa

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 
Can only copy/move one group of files at a time?

Is it just me or has Win 7 stopped the ability to move more than one group of files/folder at a time?

For example, I'm trying to transfer some music album folders to a USB or another folder. I drag and drop the first album in there, but I have to wait to the progress box to finish before I can drag the next one/group in there.

I KNOW this was never a problem with XP, where every group of files/folders your moved/copied would open a new progress box, each doing their own thing. Why would such a basic function have changed?


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15 Jul 2010   #2
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

HI MyCsPiTTa and a warm welcome to the Forum.
You can do what you want just as in XP. I have just dragged and copied a huge folder to the desktop and before that had hardly got started I did the same with another large folder and it opened a second progress window. I didn't try a third but I am sure it will work as I use this facility quite frequently to copy folders onto one of my external hard drives to use the contents on another PC.
If you are sure a second progress window is not opening, it does happen very quickly in Win 7 and it does hide the original progress window. Try again but this time when you drag the second folder, move the progress window that you can see to one side. There should be the other one below it. Just click on this one and it becomes the active window.
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15 Jul 2010   #3
MyCsPiTTa

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Hi Mitchell, thanks for the help. Actually it seems you are right. I see now my problem is more specific.

It happens when I manually copy/paste from my MediaMonkey song library into the new folder (something I actually do a lot). Once the progress box is appears, you can't do anything with the destination folder (including minimize, close or paste more folders in there) until it is finished . I guess this could be a MM-specific problem, but I know it used to work with XP as I've been doing it for years.

PS: I tested just copying some movie folders to USB as your suggestion. It worked as you said, but when I hit "Cancel" (once I could see it was working) the "Cancel" progress box sits there for many minutes until I pulled the USB out. Another problem I guess...
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15 Jul 2010   #4
Kirsch

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

You can always hit the "Show Desktop Button" on the right of your clock, then open whatever window/browser/program you want.

The folder that is having files copied to it will be minimized
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15 Jul 2010   #5
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MyCsPiTTa View Post
PS: I tested just copying some movie folders to USB as your suggestion. It worked as you said, but when I hit "Cancel" (once I could see it was working) the "Cancel" progress box sits there for many minutes until I pulled the USB out. Another problem I guess...
I have noticed that cancelling an operation of this sort does take some time. I put it down to Windows making sure it doesn't leave a corrupt half copied file behind. I cancel so rarely I don't find it a problem, more an excuse for a cup of tea!
Can we mark this thread as "resolved"?
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15 Jul 2010   #6
MyCsPiTTa

Windows 7 64-bit
 
 

Fine by me. I'll look into the MediaMonkey thing myself. Thanks!
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