here we go again with File Copying issues

#1
trying to copy a wmv file from a cd rom to my hard drive in windows 7 and seeing that stupid "calculating:mad:" message that goes for 200 years with no actual copying being done.
What is this and how do i fix it? I used to see this crap in vista too.
 


dam89

Honorable Member
#2
Are you sure the Disc is not damaged?
If you want there is a free programme Teracopy . Its faster at copying files than Windows explorer (usually) and it can be set to be the default for transferring or copying files instead of Explorer.
 


#3
I have not noticed any problems with large file copy in 7.
It is very fast. Optical Drives will differ in this regard as the media itself may be the culprit.
 


#4
Agreed, the media is most likely the cause.. ;) Windows 7 has drastically improved the file copy system... :) One thing you have to keep in mind is even though it says "calculating", 99% of the time it IS copying the file while saying that.. ;) But in your case, as already said, it definitely sounds like the media is the problem..
 


#5
Download a DVD ripper. It changes the file extension. I have WinX Free DVD Ripper, it works great!
 


This website is not affiliated, owned, or endorsed by Microsoft Corporation. It is a member of the Microsoft Partner Program.