Explorer Copy/Paste - Possible Sequential Insted of Parallel Option?


  1. Posts : 129
    Windows 10 64
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    Explorer Copy/Paste - Possible Sequential Insted of Parallel Option?


    Is it possible to make the Explorer's copy/paste function work in parallel when multiple instances of use are initiated? Example -- if I wanted to bulk transfer multiple sets of items from one (or more) HDD disk to another, each being placed in different directories. It would be helpful if these could be queued for unattended transfer while not overworking the HDD with overlapping transfers or having to wait for completion of one operation before inputting another.

    Might there be another software with this function?
    Last edited by golem; 03 Jun 2024 at 13:39. Reason: clarification
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    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
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    My first question is why would be important to run them sequentially instead of in paralel?

    While multiple simultaneous copy operations won't be faster (as the bottleneck is the disk I/O) they'll all eventually finish, with the very same result that a one-after-another operation. My suggestion for a lot of file copies would be to launch them all and leave the thing overnight or on any other downtime so that you pick the finish result afterwards.

    If you really want a sequential operation you could write a small bat file with a bunch of COPY commands. They'll be launched each only after the completion of the previous one.
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