Thursday, March 31, 2011


Windows Explorer Not Responding temporarily To File Share Requests When Copying File To A Share

Windows 7 having a problem when copying files to shares on our server (running Windows 2008 ). The file is copied but Explorer continues showing the dialog "Copying". The process cannot be killed with Task Manager and I am forced to restart manually the computer.

Consider the following scenario:

  • You have a computer that is running one of the following operating systems:
    • Windows Vista
    • Windows Server 2008
    • Windows 7
    • Windows Server 2008 R2
  • You share some files or some folders on the computer.
  • Some users try to access the shared files or the shared folders from remote computers.

In this scenario, the computer that shares the files and the folders may temporarily not respond to file share requests. When this issue occurs, users cannot enumerate the shared files or the shared folders on the computer.

Note The computer that shares the files and the folders resumes responding to requests for shared resources after 4 minutes.


The only way to avoid this kind of problem is to try this hotfix:
KB2492806 - A Windows Vista-based, Windows Server 2008-based, Windows 7-based or Windows Server 2008 R2-based computer that shares some files and some folders may not respond to file share requests

Download Location:

Also I found out that issuing the following commands at the Windows 7 machine solved the problem:

netsh interface tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled
netsh int ip set global taskoffload=disabled


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