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Large Files In Windows Vista

Sometimes I have a lot of problems to copy a large file or directory in windows vista and this becomes a real pain in the a**. Well the other day doing a search I found a website with the solution or at least something that help a little.

When you tried to copy or move a big file you find a stupid screen telling you that windows is trying to calculate the time to calculate the time … to calculate the time he needs to move or copy something. I do not know who was the idiot with this brilliant idea.

Well there are 2 solutions one is:

Open Administrative Mode Command Prompt

Either type cmd into the start menu and use Ctrl+Shift+Enter or right-click the Command Prompt shortcut and choose Run as Administrator.

Turn Off Auto-Tuning

netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled


You’ll have to reboot your system, but once you do, the problems should be resolved. If they are not you can always turn auto-tuning back on.

Other way is:

Use Robocopy

Use the Robocopy utility that is included with Windows Vista to copy the files. For example, type the following command at a command prompt, and then press ENTER:

Robocopy source_path destination_path file_name

For more information about how to use Robocopy, type Robocopy /? at a command prompt, and then press ENTER.

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