Very Slow Moving/Copying Files

Discussion in 'Windows Media Player' started by SteveJ, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. SteveJ

    SteveJ Guest

    I ahve just installed a new hard drive and want to move the music files from
    the old drive to the new one.
    However, moving standard files is very quick but when I move files from the
    old drive (from a directory that Windows Media "knows" is a music store) to
    the new drive (also into a directory configured to store music) the system
    just goes into limbo!
    It starts quick enough but then freezes - does a littel spurt - and then
    freezes again and copying a single track takes 30 minutes or fails.

    Any ideas - I presume it must be something that the windows Media library is
    doing to keep track.
    SteveJ, Oct 3, 2004
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  2. I don't know why you would be running WMP while doing the file transfer.
    If you're simply copying/moving files locally on your PC then I would
    check for other programs that are running and competing or system resources.
    Mike Williams [MVP], Oct 4, 2004
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