Saturday, February 16, 2008

Another Annoying Windows Caveat

Last night before I left my house, I started a 10GB file transfer to my external hard drive (over USB 1.1). I figured that by the time I got back from school today, it would be done. It turns out that Windows paused the transfer to ask me if I wanted to move a certain file which had information that may be lost in the transfer. This happens with read-only files sometimes and a few other things.

What should happen: it puts that file in a queue and continues to copy all the other files so that when I get home there are 30 seconds remaining in the transfer, not 196 minutes!
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