Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Re: calculating time remaining moving, deleteing, copying files verry slow

The link is to a forum post at Microsoft's TechNet about how moving, deleting or otherwise manipulating large files seems to take forever on Vista machines. I don't know if this applies to all Vista machines or just some, but it certainly did apply to mine and is one of the most aggravating things about Vista, in my opinion. The thread is one of the longest seen lately on TechNet.

Microsoft has little or nothing to say on the subject (depending on your interpretation and opinion of their statements) and the idea of a fix has not been mentioned. At least not yet.



  1. Anonymous11:52 AM

    I have been irritated by this issue since I installed Vista Ultimate a few months ago. I have multiple disks in RAID 0, RAID 1, and JBOD. I have updated my Intel RAID drivers, tried various suggestions posted in forums such as "turn on UAC", install the MS hotfix for network copying, turn off thumbnail generation in Explorer properties(this actually works great but I want thumbnails). In the end I just started using PowerDesk Pro instead of Explorer and I have no more issues with copying/moving files or folders regardless of file size or number of files in a folder. It starts the file copy/move immediately and does it very quickly. It allows me to keep the annoying UAC turned off, keep thumbnail generation turned on, and all is well in my world...

  2. paul Klerkx5:09 AM

    I had the issue with not being able to copy large files across a network. "calculating time remaining" stays forever.
    After trying every fix I could find on the net ( and there are heaps of ideas out there), and trying the patch from Microsoft KB931770, a colleague sent me a link to the following site -

    They have a patch that fixed the issue for me.
    It is called "Vista TCP/IP and UAC AutoPatch 6.0 *update* " ( at the bottom of the home page when I went there.)
    After running the patch and a reboot, I am now able to copy files at full speed.
    I don't know why the patch works, but after 2 weeks of trying to get the issue fixed, I don't care why it works, just that it does :)

    Paul Klerkx

    ( the microsoft patch may have factored in, in some way as after running the KB patch, explorer stopped crashing when I tried to copy. - still wouldn't allow a copy though)


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