Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


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

30 May 2011   #1
fleamour

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?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
30 May 2011   #2
richc46

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2011   #3
Bill2

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 win7.

Try Teracopy.

Copy your files faster with TeraCopy
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

30 May 2011   #4
fleamour

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Retail
 
 

My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2011   #5
Bill2

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

Some suggestions here.

File Manager that works?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2011   #6
sygnus21

Windows 10 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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2011   #7
fleamour

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
30 May 2011   #8
fleamour

Windows 7 Ultimate x86 Retail
 
 

Copying in chunks seems to be working, dayuuumn?!?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2011   #9
fleamour

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?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
30 May 2011   #10
MacGyvr

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.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

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




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Is there a size/amount limit to AOMEI File Syncing ???
I have successfully been using AOMEI Standard BackUpper to create system images on several machines. Yesterday, I decided to give folder synchronizing a whirl. I set it to work synchronizing one of my pictures folders from one external drive to another; plenty of empty space on both. ...
Backup and Restore
Resized pic won't copy paste new size pic
Dell Inspiron 560 desktop; MS Windows 7 Home Premium SP1 64bit; Windows Live Mail 2012; MS Word Pro 2003; Mozilla Firefox 22.0] Hello, I just resized a picture with Paint to a medium size, then I copied pasted it on my Word 2003 in order to print it from there, but when I pasted it, it...
Music, Pictures & Video
simple question regarding file size of copied and paste file
If you right click properties of both the paste file and original file and compare both of the file size shown there, if both are the same does it mean that the paste file is properly copy over?
Performance & Maintenance
Microsoft increases OneDrive 2GB upload file size limit
Read more at: Microsoft increases OneDrive upload file size limit, no longer capped at 2GB
News
can't copy/paste/cut/ a file?
i need serious help im having a problem on moving a .AVI (716MB) format file to another driver/network it seems when the transfer progress reach to 47% (some circumstances 20% and 30%) it freezes with red progress indicator the transfer and sometimes it effect my entire desktop only mouse is...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 10:33.
Twitter Facebook