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Enterprise2002

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#1 12 years ago

Okay, this is somethign that is incredibly annoying because I have to move large amounts of files around on my computer all the time.

Now, I have downloaded a ZIP file that is about 400MB, I do what I normally do, an djust select all the files in it, and copy them out in to a folder. IT starts copying, but for some reason it said ETA over 1 day. It's now been around 5 hours and it almost done.

5 hours is still an insane amount of time for this, compared to about a few minutes if that. It doesn't just do it with this file, it seems to be copying in general has just really slowed down.

Any help you can offer would be greatly appreciated. Thanks.




rob.

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#2 12 years ago

Could be a corrupt zip file.

Have you tried any other Zips?




Enterprise2002

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#3 12 years ago

Yep, I've tried it with other zips and it's the same.

One thing however is that if I just drag and drop with WinRAR it copies at the normal rate, and if I am copying uncompressed files around it does it normally.

It seems to only be zip files which are effected.




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#4 12 years ago

wow mayb cuz it has to be unzipped first and den its abled to be copied ? iono mayb




rob.

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#5 12 years ago

The copying process to the folder, is the unzipping.




Enterprise2002

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#6 12 years ago

I've just opened the ZIP files with WinRAR and copied them out. It does it at the normal speed which I'd expect.

I'm just going to guess something's changed with the integrated ZIP stuff in Windows XP, and that's causing huge slowdown.

Considering it works fine with WinRAR, I'll just use that.

Thanks for your all your help.




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#7 12 years ago

Meh, I've always used WinRAR for Zip files anyway.