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Windows 7: Transfer more files while other files are already being transferred?

02 May 2013   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
Transfer more files while other files are already being transferred?

I'm copying files to an external hard drive.

A dialog window appears with the estimated time remaining.

Should I wait for it to finish before copying files, or is it ok to copy more files and have two or more dialog windows open?

Which process is faster?

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02 May 2013   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-Bit & Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit

Wait until its finished copying over then copy over the other items .
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02 May 2013   #3

Win7 Enterprise, Win7 x86 (Ult 7600), Win7 x64 Ult 7600, TechNet RTM on AMD x64 (2.8Ghz)

I have tried opening several file transfer boxes at the same time. It really slows then all down to a turtle craw
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02 May 2013   #4
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Having more than one copying window open is about the same as selecting that many items to copy at the same time. While it seems like it bogs because the individual windows slow, it takes the same amount of aggregate time.

I haven't seen any buggy-ness in this since Vista.
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