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Fix It! File Stops Copying Halfway

Updated on Nov 29, 2018 by Brithny to Partition Manager

When you try to copy files from one hard drive to another, especially large files, you may encounter this - file stops copying halfway. If you’ve waited for a very long time, but the file copy process still hangs on, relax and just find methods here to fix this error on your own.

"Since the release of Windows 8, I‘ve been experiencing a strange issue on my computer. When copying or moving large files, the transfer stops halfway. I can't even pause or cancel the progress. I waited for 10 minutes, but the process still hangs on halfway. Can anyone tell me why the file stops copying halfway? How can I fix this issue?"

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Relax if your computer gets stuck at halfway while copying. EaseUS software has gathered some useful tips and methods for you to follow and stop ‘file copy stuck’ error with ease now.

Three Ways to Solve the "Copying files stops halfway" Error

Follow the three methods below to solve your problem.

Method 1. Wait for the file copying process to complete

If you have time and patience, the first thing that you can try is to wait for the file copying process complete. Do nothing and just wait for the system to complete the file transfer process. The only problem is that you may have to wait for a very long time.

If you don't have enough time or patience, you can try the following methods to fix this error.

Method 2. Update All Drivers to Fix "File stops copying halfway"

If the computer or USB hard drive drivers are outdated, basic functions such as file copying may not be able to work properly. Therefore, it is possible that updating the driver can fix the problem under discussion.

  • Download the latest drivers for BIOS, Chipset, HDD and IDE Controllers.
  • Open Device Manager.
  • Right-click on the device you want to update the driver for and click Update driver.

Method 3. Format the Drive to Which You Are Transfering Data in NTFS

Sometimes the only reason for copying files stops halfway is that the device isn’t formatted properly. So, you can format your USB drives or external hard drives in a proper way. 

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 Windows 10 is supported

EaseUS partition software is a popular disk partition management tool which is available for all disk or partition related jobs such as format disk partition, extend system partition, settle low disk space problem, convert MBR to GPT without data loss and vice versa. You can try it whenever you want to format your device in a proper way.

Before you format your USB drive or other devices to fix "file transfer speed 0 bytes" issue, you'd better back up your data to avoid data loss.

Step 1: Launch EaseUS Partition Master, right-click the partition on your external hard drive/USB/SD card which you want to format and choose the "Format" option.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 1

Step 2: Assign a new partition label, file system (NTFS/FAT32/EXT2/EXT3), and cluster size to the selected partition, then click "OK".

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 2

Step 3: In the Warning window, click "OK" to continue.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 3

Step 4: Click the "Execute Operation" button in the top-left corner to review the changes, then click "Apply" to start formatting your external hard drive/USB/SD card.

Format Hard Drive Partition - Step 4