How to skip "Calculating" time when copying files using Windows explorer?

Windows Explorer is a powerful file management tool included in the Windows operating system. It provides users with the ability to quickly and easily copy, move, delete, and rename files. One of the most useful features of Windows Explorer is its ability to copy files while calculating and displaying the estimated time remaining for the copying process.

However, there may be times when you want to skip this time-consuming calculation and simply copy the files without interruption. If you’re in this situation, there are a few steps you can take to accomplish this.

The first step is to launch Windows Explorer. You can do this by pressing the Windows key + E on your keyboard, or you can find it in the Start menu. Once Windows Explorer is open, you’ll need to locate the source and destination folders for the files you want to copy.

Once you have the source and destination folders open, select the files you want to copy and then right-click on them. In the context menu that appears, select the “Copy” option. Now, instead of selecting the “Paste” option from the context menu, you’ll need to press Ctrl + C on your keyboard. This will immediately begin copying the files without calculating the estimated time remaining.

If you’re using Windows 7, there is an additional way to accomplish this task. When you select the “Copy” option from the context menu, a dialog box will appear. In the dialog box, select the “Copy and Replace” option. This will also skip the time calculation and immediately begin copying the files.

Finally, if you’re using Windows 8 or later, you can also use the ribbon interface to get the same result. Just select the “Copy” option from the Home tab and then select the “Copy and Replace” option in the dialog box that appears.

Using any of the methods described above, you can quickly and easily skip the time-consuming calculation and start copying files without interruption. This can be a great time-saver if you have a large number of files to copy or move from one location to another.

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