I am testing DO 12.3, and when I try to copy several different folders from the root of my external(usb 2.0) bitlocker encrypted hard drive to two different local sata hard drives, Directory Opus doesn't use copy queue. Is it OK? AFAIK Directory Opus activates copy queue when several copy operation from the same source from removable drive are in progress.
[quote]The copy queue is used automatically whenever an attempt to make certain simultaneous copy operations occurs:
If the copy originates from a removable disc, a CD/DVD or an FTP site, the copy queue is used if an existing copy from that source folder is in progress
If the copy is to a removable disc, a CD/DVD or an FTP site, the queue is used if an existing copy to that folder is in progress
If the copy is to a fixed (local) hard disk, the queue is used if an existing copy to that physical hard disk is in progress (multiple partitions on the same physical drive are considered the same)
For all other copy operations, the queue is used if a copy is in progress from the same source to the destination
Is there any simple way to manually use copy queue, like special option or hotkey maybe?
Is the F drive reported as being removable? (e.g. Via the Type column in the This PC folder.)
The Copy command's QUEUE argument can be used to explicitly queue things (or queue things if shift is held down, or similar).
[quote="leo"]Is the F drive reported as being removable? (e.g. Via the Type column in the This PC folder.)
In Computer folder(I am on W7) F drive is grouped(by type) with other hard disk drives and in its properties it is reported as "Local Disk".
[quote="leo"]The Copy command's QUEUE argument can be used to explicitly queue things (or queue things if shift is held down, or similar).
I have already read this section in the manual, I just thought that there is an easier way to use queue when coping files. I'll create my own shortcut then, or at least I'll try to do so.
"Local Disk" probably explains it. That means it isn't mounted as a removable drive, so Opus (and bits of Windows) will treat it like a fixed local HDD/SSD.
Large USB HDDs are not always mounted as removable, while things like small USB sticks generally are.
Sometimes devices have an option for how they will be mounted, but not always. (e.g. Virtual disk tools often do, but physical disks usually don't, at least without editing settings deep in the registry or similar.) Since removable vs fixed can also change the write-caching mode used on a disk, it's often higher performance mount something as a normal drive instead of a removable one, but that also means it's more dangerous to yank the cable out without explicitly telling the OS to dismount it first.
Thanks for the explanation.