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File Management in Windows 8

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File Management in Windows 8

Windows 8, the next version of Windows to be released, sometime next year will have lots of changes and improvements. Although Microsoft has not given out much details on the new OS, there are some known facts like the Metro UI. Now we have some more information on the file management in Windows 8. Copying, moving, renaming, and deleting are far the most heavily used features within Windows Explorer and Microsoft has added lots of improvement in this section in Windows 8.

Win 8 Copy

Multiple copy commands are grouped into one window, unlike multiple copy paste windows in Windows 7.

Win 8 copy pause

There is also option to pause the copy tasks. The more details option is copy dialogue shows the speed graph and also the average speed, time remaining and also the items copied.

Copy actions

The file copy also has improvements when you encounter a same version of file. You have the option to select the files to keep when you encounter same file names.


Overall Windows 8 file copy has three major improvements;

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

More details available here.

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Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. He can be contacted at You can find Nirmal on , and .

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