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copy/move: Preparing
« on: September 26, 2018, 22:33:58 »
When a lot of files are selected for copying, a dialog is shown with the text "preparing" before the actual copy process starts.

This "preparing" takes sometimes as much time as the actual copy process.

What is the program doing at that moment ?

ps: Thx for the great program !

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Re: copy/move: Preparing
« Reply #1 on: September 28, 2018, 07:24:28 »
It is scanning the folders and queuing the files
The scanning is the thing that take times, becuse HDs are slow when scanning and there are a lot of files in a folder, Specially over the network.
But the scanning the folders and finding the files to copy have to be done. Either up front or between all each file.  Doing it upfront then the file directory is still in cache and will be faster than doing it after each file.