How to Troubleshoot if your Microsoft® Windows® 7 Network file transfer is slow?
Causes of Slow Network File Transfer in Windows 7
If the file transfers in network are slow, it will be very difficult for you to share files. It is one of the biggest problems that every user is facing, however by updating Windows 7 you will increase the reliability and efficiency. This will improve the speed of file transfer over the network. The causes of slow network transfer may due to several factors. The file transfer will be slow due to faulty hub and network adapter. If you use bad CAT5 cable and electrical interface, this will also slow down the network file transfer. If the system contains any malicious software, then also it will slow down the network. So you have to use antivirus software to remove the malicious threats. If you have poor power cable connection, then also it will slow down the network. Connect it correctly to provide speed to the network.
Details below give you tips to fix slow network file transfer in Windows 7:
- Slow file copy or move operations
- Disable auto tuning
- Back up and free up the resources
Slow file copy or move operations
Sometimes the file will copy or move slowly in a network in Windows 7. To increase the speed of file transfer you may turn off ‘Remote Differential Compression’. For that, click on the ‘Start’ button and take ‘Control panel’. From that open ‘Programs and features’ and there you can see ‘Turn on or off’ feature. Click on that and uncheck ‘Remote Differential Compression’. This will turn off the ‘Remote Differential Compression’. This will increase the speed for copying and moving files over a network.
Disable auto tuning
If you disable the auto tuning feature in Windows 7, the network transfer rate will be improved to some extent. For disabling, click on the ‘Start’ button and then on ‘All programs’. Then click on ‘Accessories’ and select ‘command prompt’. Type ‘netsh interface tcp set global auto tuning level=disabled’ in the command prompt. After that restart your computer. Now you can transfer files or anything through network with high speed.
To increase the network performance, you have to back up the strategy. This will make sure whether the network contains any negative impacts. Along with the backup server, you can also use backup power source. This will prevent losing of data due to power failures. Another method to increase the network performance is that, you have to free up the resources. This will help the network to execute commands from one station to the other easily. So you can do the job quickly.
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