Windows 10: Moving or copying files on Windows Explorer grinds to a halt

Discus and support Moving or copying files on Windows Explorer grinds to a halt in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Pretty self-explanatory: when I attempt to move, copy, or delete files especially to an external drive, but the problem happens even when just... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by NicholasLyons3, May 29, 2022.

  1. Moving or copying files on Windows Explorer grinds to a halt


    Pretty self-explanatory: when I attempt to move, copy, or delete files especially to an external drive, but the problem happens even when just permanently deleting files from my trash bin, Explorer will, apparently at random, come to a complete halt, such that I can't even open new windows. Eventually it will resume, but there seems to be no way of determining when it will do so, making the supposed completion times for copying useless in practice. This has always been a thing I've seen occasionally, but recently the problem has become extremely acute, such that it's actually impairing my ab

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    NicholasLyons3, May 29, 2022
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  2. Ahhzz Win User

    Windows 10 Tweaks

    Pressing “Windows+Pause Break” (it’s up there next to scroll lock) opens the “System” Window.

    Windows 10: In the new version of Windows, Explorer has a section called Quick Access. This includes your frequent folders and recent files. Explorer defaults to opening this page when you open a new window. If you’d rather open the usual This PC, with links to your drives and library folders, follow these steps:

    • Open a new Explorer window.
    • Click View in the ribbon.
    • Click Options.
    • Under General, next to “Open File Explorer to:” choose “This PC.”
    • Click OK


    credit to Lifehacker.
     
    Ahhzz, May 29, 2022
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  3. temp02 Win User
    Java.nio.file - Copying files

    You can't copy a folder, thats why it generates an exception (you are trying to copy a folder using a copy file function).
    You probably need to list all the files inside that folder and copy one by one
     
    temp02, May 29, 2022
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  4. Brian2090 Win User

    Moving or copying files on Windows Explorer grinds to a halt

    How to clear the 'move to' and 'copy to' lists

    Is there a way to shorten the list of folders in the 'Move to' and 'Copy to' actions of Explorer's ribbon menu?

    I use the menu shortcut keys a lot but the drop down list of suggestions is becoming unmanageable.

    I have to scroll to the very bottom and 'Choose location'. This has been asked before but not answered well.

    The best suggestion I've found is at this SuperUser.com link. Clear them in the View-Options-Folder settings.

    How to clear "Move To" and "Copy To" Explorer Tool Bar on WIndows 10
     
    Brian2090, May 29, 2022
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