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Windows 7: Discovering items (when copying, deleting, etc) takes a long time


11 Nov 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit/Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 
Discovering items (when copying, deleting, etc) takes a long time

When i move files from different partitions or try to delete files or add files to a flash drive it discovers items or calculates and takes too long. Ive read different solutions like check in safe mode, get rid of antivirus software, rebuild index, etc

Since theres so many solutions need to know what to do on my particular laptop.

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11 Nov 2010   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, clean install, upgrade disc
 
 

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11 Nov 2010   #3

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

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11 Nov 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit/Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by richc46 View Post
Ok did clean boot, dont think it helped. When i move a smaller file (60mb) from one partition to another it automatically moves, but a particular file im trying to move (and any big files a few gigs) has to discover all the data.
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11 Nov 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit/Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post

Why do I need to do this, isnt there a fix? I have a xp on another computer and It doesnt do it, even though I've read of it happening.
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11 Nov 2010   #6

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

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Why do I need to do this, isnt there a fix?
No, there isnt.
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11 Nov 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit/Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bill2 View Post
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Why do I need to do this, isnt there a fix?
No, there isnt.
Ok so do one of these programs take over and automatically handle delete, copy, move operations or is there a right click menu or something? And which one would you recommend? Funny that one of them is a microsoft one (why have this program when they could just issue a fix instead, unless MS didnt make it).
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11 Nov 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit/Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Well it seems to be working now that ive tried multiple different folders and files, so what next, find the culprit program?
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