Microsoft is evolving fie management basic actions like copy, move, rename and delete in upcoming Windows operating system. Alex Simons, Director of program management on Windows engineering team revealed new improved file management actions in his post on B8 weblog.

Copy, move, rename and delete are the most used commands with in Windows explorer (based on Windows 7 telemetry data and Microsoft collectively called them as ‘Copy jobs’). And approx. 45% Windows 7 users prefer 3rd party add-ons for high-volume copy jobs.

Now on basis of consistent feedback and to take give a fresh and new look to these operations, Windows team has redesigned the whole file management for Windows 8. Microsoft has three main goals for improvements to the copy jobs:

  1. One place to manage all copy jobs: Create one unified experience for managing and monitoring ongoing copy operations.
  2. Clear and concise: Remove distractions and give people the key information they need.
  3. User in control: Put people in control of their copy operations.

Based on these goals, Windows team made four major improvements to the copy experience. Here is a short video demo of these improvements.


If you don’t see a video here or can’t play it, download it here: High quality MP4 | Low quality MP4

Key Changes:

  • No more animation during copying, moving and deleting actions
  • Allows pause and resume basic file management actions
  • A new detailed view with a real-time throughput graph
  • New Conflict resolution dialog box for resolving file name collisions shows the critical information for all the collisions at once.
  • No more annoying confirmation dialogs

On the whole, now we don’t need any 3rd party add-ons in near future… So it’s time to say bye to TeraCopy, FastCopy, and Copy Handler. Because Windows engineering team is creating a quieter and less distracting experience while basic file management actions are performed and perhaps

One response to “Improved file management basic actions in Windows 8”

  1. Jc Onte Avatar

    nice, improving

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