Re: File Managent is making me dislike Vista
I guess that for those things you can try using somehting as simple as
2xExplorer. I use it when I need a old fashioned search in files, copy,
mirrowed browsing and quick file views. It is a freeware.
"just bob" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
> It's been about 18 days since I've complained about this so here I go
> again with a similar but different explanation:
> The one thing that really bothers me, which really makes Vista unusable
> for my production work the file management, and this "Calculating Time
> Remaining" when you try to copy or move files.
> My problem is, when I drag and drop to move a folder of 20GB of photos to
> a different subfolder on my C drive of my Dell D820 laptop running Vista
> Ultimate, there is a dialog box which says "Calculating time remaining".
> And it stays there for a LONG time.
> When I try moving around folders of an even larger size, forget it. Send
> everyone on a break because we're not getting any work done for a while.
> The other thing is the visual you get when you drag and drop folders.
> I'm used to the XP Explorer when you can drag a folder from the right pane
> and drop it on a folder in the left pane. While this still works, the
> animated icon covers up the folders you are trying to drop on. Now, there
> is this little blue arrow, which (hopefully) appears to tell you which
> folder you are dropping on, but the precision is so poor because it
> doesn't really point to the folder that on more than one occasional I've
> put the files in the wrong folder. And then guess what happens: Yep!
> I've got to wait for the bloody "Calculation time..." message to go away
> before I can even begin to fix the problem, which of course it has to
> Calculate all over again.
> I'm trying to stick with Vista but for my last assignment, where I shot as
> much as 20GB of RAW photos in day three days and I had to prepare a
> compilation at the end of the event, I put the XP hard drive back in my
> laptop after three wasted hours on the first day because I just couldn't
> stand the frustration of managing files in Vista.
> I'll post again in another 15 days until this is fixed...