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Why vista calculate time before transfering

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February 14, 2007 7:35:17 PM

This is gay; a folder of 23 000 file took me like 20 min to transfers, about 10min was for calculation !!! In Xp there was no *** like that. Why it happen with vista ?
February 14, 2007 9:23:23 PM

That is one of the most annoying things about Vista.
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February 15, 2007 12:01:12 PM

As it does the calculation, it makes sure all the files are accessible and locks them all down so they can't be moved while its in the middle of copying. That way, during the copy, there's no surprises like in XP where XP gets 80% of the way done, the aborts because of some read-only file, leaving you with a partially copied directory where you're not really sure just which files got copied and which didn't - particularly annoying in XP when you were trying to do a "move" and not a "copy".

I like the idea in Vista, but I *hate* the time it takes. I'd rather just take my chances and have it work the same as XP. Or at least let it be enabled/disabled. (Heck, maybe it can be; there's probably lots of little back door registry tweaks in Vista that we don't know about yet.)
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February 15, 2007 3:57:36 PM

The way that it uses the UAC settings would make it difficult for a simple registry tweak, but we'll see.
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