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When I copy large files on Windows 8, it always takes a long time to calculate the time remaining.

How can I disable this feature?

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I think you have a misunderstanding. The way Windows calculates the time remaining is by transferring the file and seeing how fast it goes. Disabling the calculation won't make the file transfer any faster. –  David Schwartz Nov 26 '12 at 7:50
    
Please post this comment as an answer, I would like to accept this one. –  zdd Nov 26 '12 at 14:38

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I think you have a misunderstanding. The way Windows calculates the time remaining is by transferring the file and seeing how fast it goes. Disabling the calculation won't make the file transfer any faster.

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Time calculation is required to determine the I/O speed it is a default feature and cannot be turned off. If you are willing try a 3rd party filemanager such as the 7zipFM from 7zip

IMO it offers much faster file copy speeds

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&zip transfer the files? I never used it for that as well as I know it only can compress the data? –  avirk Nov 26 '12 at 6:04
    
no just transfer files .I am reffering to the 7zFM.exe. Go to view-> select 2 panes . then browse to the directories that you want in the 2 panes and drag and drop –  Shenal Silva Nov 26 '12 at 6:15
    
Aha I missed the 7zipFM term I just thought about 7zip. :P –  avirk Nov 26 '12 at 6:17
    
hope the answer helped you :). Please try my Win8 app and post a review apps.microsoft.com/webpdp/app/ambula/… –  Shenal Silva Nov 26 '12 at 6:26

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