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When you're trying to search and copy multiple files within Windows 7, is there any type of limitations that I should be worried about? When I say that, I mean things like memory, processor, etc...

Here is/was my scenario... I have a 500GB external hard drive with a bunch of music on it. I did a search on the HD for "Type:MP3" so I could find all music on it since it is scattered between a lot of different folders. My search result returned over 8,900 different files and was roughly 6-8GB (can't remember off the top of my head, it may have been a little more). So I did Ctrl+A to select all the files and attempted to copy them to my desktop folder I had created. After a while of watching nothing happen, I attemtped to load something else on the PC, like the control panel, but it was blank, nothing displayed. The "copying files" window never displayed either to show me anything was happening.

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How long did you wait after ctrl+a? it may take some time to select that many files on an external usb drive, be patient, loading something else just made the situation worse. –  Moab Oct 5 '12 at 15:50
I have copied thousands and hundreds of GB in a single operation. Any limits would be in the tens of thousands if not millions and the hundreds if not thousands of GB. –  Ramhound Oct 5 '12 at 16:29
Have you thought about maybe performing chkdsk on your external hard drive to eliminate hard disk/file system problems? –  hydroparadise Oct 5 '12 at 17:14
Well, both drives the be on the safe side. –  hydroparadise Oct 5 '12 at 17:38
It shouldn't be a problem, but if you wanna try using commandline, here's how you could do it: stackoverflow.com/questions/472692/… –  Martin Oct 6 '12 at 14:02

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