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Thread: Problem with copying video files on vista

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    I used to keep a large number of various video files (mostly recorded tv shows and such) on discs as files rather than full dvds. Recently I got myself a 1tb drive and sorted media center so it can play everything, all this with the intention of moving all my old stuff onto a drive for nice easy access with media center and a remote.

    However whenever I try to copy the files back to my pc it either doesn't work or takes forever, literally one 4.7gb dvd with 11 350mb files took over 8 hours once and it still wasn't more than halfway done.

    I've done some checking and apparently it's due to the way vista deals with networked/external drives and large files (thanks bill real helpful feature). But i can't find anythign anywhere about how to actual either disable this feature or just let me do what i want. So does anyone know how i can go about getting this to work properly.

    I'm running vista 64 sp1, with the media center tv pack that was put out along with just about everything else i could find to try and no joy.
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    So let's get this straight....
    You have various files on DVD that you are trying to transfer to a new internal drive?
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    YEs, however withing a short time (2 mins tops normally) the drives goes inactive whilst the trasfer window gives me something rediculous like say "time to transfer 23 hours" for a 2 gig file.
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    Have you installed Vista SP1?
    Disable indexing also...some folks say that helps a lot.
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    Is this a networked drive or an external firewire/usb drive? maybe you should do a check disk on your drive to make sure their are no errors. that sounds really weird and what kind of internal hdd drive are you workin with is it Sata?

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    Its just a standard 5.1" dvd drive and transfering to a western digital sata 3.5 internal drive.
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