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Obviously, this is a very common operation, but I'm annoyed that Windows will not tell me when it is done. I either need to see if the copy / move progress bar still exists, or (worse) look to see if it has disappeared.

Is there a way for me to get notified when the copy / move operation is complete? A simple dialog box would be great.

BTW, I'm using Windows 7.

  • Hi! Welcome to SU! This is a good question and I agree with you, there should be a balloon notification or something to notify us... Maybe windows 10 will have a fix... – rahuldottech Jul 6 '15 at 15:44
  • Whenever I copy anything in W7 i get a dialog box with progress bar. – Moab Jul 6 '15 at 16:09
  • This is so true I completely agree – bs677 Jul 6 '15 at 16:11
  • I would have thought that copy / move action would be logged in the Event Viewer (allowing me to trigger a dialog box after the fact), but I don't see a record anywhere. Hmmm. There must be a way. – EJ Mak Jul 6 '15 at 17:16
  • Using "fastcopy" with the option of having a wave file played at both error, and finish has worked out great here, especially for long term copy/move operations. an online TTS to make the speech to fully inform and be different from bings and doinks. I still use the windows one for quick moves and operations where comparison is unneeded. terracopy also does some kind of beeping to indicate failed or finished too. – Psycogeek Jul 6 '15 at 18:35
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I would suggest using Shutter. I used to use it for shutting down my PC when a particular task is completed. You can use other functions supported by this tool.

  • Thanks, but I'm looking for a native Windows solution. – EJ Mak Jul 6 '15 at 17:16
  • Too bad there isn't a Linux version of this. It would be a solution for my own problem (superuser.com/questions/933863/…). – fixer1234 Jul 6 '15 at 18:06
  • @fixer1234, if you are looking for tasks that can be run from terminal, you can check this link – sdkks Jul 7 '15 at 0:31
  • That won't work for the current problem, but it looks like it could be useful for other stuff. Thanks. – fixer1234 Jul 7 '15 at 5:23

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