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When copying files in Windows 7 there is an option to view more details where you can see the transfer rate and how much data is left for copying.

How can I set Windows to always show these details without needing to press the more details button?

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I have been looking around and you're not the only one requesting this feature. But I fear this isn't possible unless you resort to third party software.

In which case I can recommend TeraCopy

TeraCopy is a compact program designed to copy and move files at the maximum possible speed, providing the user a lot of features:

  • Copy files faster. TeraCopy uses dynamically adjusted buffers to reduce seek times. - Asynchronous copy speeds up file transfer between two physical hard drives.
  • Pause and resume file transfers. Pause copy process at any time to free up system resources and continue with a single click.
  • Error recovery. In case of copy error, TeraCopy will try several times and in the worse case just skips the file, not terminating the entire transfer.
  • Interactive file list. TeraCopy shows failed file transfers and lets you fix the problem and recopy only problem files.
  • Shell integration. TeraCopy can completely replace Explorer copy and move functions, allowing you work with files as usual.
  • Full Unicode support.
  • Windows 7 x64 support.

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Thanks. I hope you are wrong :) I will wait acouple more days to see if someone has a solution without a 3rd party software. – Shaihi Jan 23 '10 at 10:55
For your sake I hope I'm wrong too ;-) – Ivo Flipse Jan 23 '10 at 11:21
Unfortunately, no new answers... I guess this must be it! – Shaihi Jan 25 '10 at 12:18

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