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Windows 10 Very Slow File Transfer

Updated on Dec 18, 2018 by Jean to PC Transfer

Windows 10 very slow file transfer could be resulted from many factors. Among all the corresponding solutions to optimize Windows 10 performance and speed up the slow Windows 10 file transfer speed, we picked up four immediate solutions that aim to fix the slow file transfer in Windows 10 efficiently.

You are facing problems in Windows 10 regarding copying files and folders. The copy speed is normal in Windows 7, about 200MB/s, however, it drops incredibly to 0-5MB/s in Windows 10. You need to figure out what exactly cause Windows 10 very slow file transfer issue, or change the way of Windows 10 file transfer on your computer or laptop.

All solutions to fix Windows 10 very slow file transfer

EaseUS Todo PCTrans - Fast Windows 10 file transfer software
Change your hardware settings to better performance
Turn off Auto-tuning feature in Windows 10
Convert file system from FAT to NTFS
Defrag HDD or USB flash drive
Check and repair system errors

Next, you're going to learn the real fixes in details and finally solve the problem of Windows 10 slow file transfer speed on HDD, USB flash drive, pen drive, memory card, etc.

EaseUS Todo PCTrans - Fast Windows 10 File Transfer Software

For those who have tried many recommended methods but still failed to recover the file transfer speed in Windows 10, it's time to download EaseUS Todo PCTrans Free. You don't need to worry about the transfer speed at all in Windows 10 with the fast file transfer software because you got many transfer plans, which can transfer files quickly from PC to PC or from PC to an external storage devices with or without the network.


For Windows 10/8/7/Vista/XP


Step 1: Open EaseUS Todo PCTrans on both of your computers.

Choose "PC to PC" to go to the next step.

Transfer files from PC to PC - Step 1

Step 2:  Connect two PCs via network

1. Connected the two PCs on the same LAN and click the "Continue" button to move on.

Transfer files from PC to PC - Step 2

2. Find another PC by IP and click "Connect" to go on. You can also click the "Add a PC" button to find PC by entering its IP address manually.

Transfer files from PC to PC - Step 3

Enter the username and password. If there is no password, click "OK" directly.

3. Choose the transferring direction - "Transfer from this PC to other PC" or in the vice versa.

Transfer files from PC to PC - Step 5

Step 3 Select files to transfer from PC to PC

1. Click "Edit" to select files at the Files column > "Finish" > "Transfer" to confirm transferring the specific files you have selected.

You can also click the "Edit" icon to renagivate a new location to save files.

Transfer files from PC to PC - Step 7

2. Wait for the process finishes. PCTrans will transfer files at a fast speed. It won't take too long.

Transfer files from PC to PC - Step 8

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If it fails to accomplish your task, please contact our tech support team and ask for online assistance as a paid user. (We'll be available online 24*7 for you.)

Change Hardware Settings for Better Performance

The hardware settings require the external hard drive to remove from your machine safely, so safely disconnect your drive from the computer after finishing all the steps.

Step 1. Open Windows File Explorer and locate your external hard drive. Right-click the external drive icon and choose "Properties" from the drop-down menu.

Step 2. Choose "Hardware" tab, which will display the list of all disks mounted on the particular computer. Select the desired disk you want to improve its transfer performance and click "Properties" at the bottom of the window.

Step 3. In the device properties window select "Change settings".

Step 4. A disk window will pop up. Click the "Policies" tab and select "Optimize for performance".

Step 5. Be alert. You must disconnect the device safely. Right-click the tray icon and click "Safely remove USB Mass Storage Device".

change hardware settings to fix windows 10 slow file transfer

Turn off Auto-Tuning Feature in Windows 10

Don't let the auto-tuning feature retards the file transfer speed in Windows 10. You can only disable the feature by five steps.

Step 1. Press Windows key + X and select Command Prompt(Admin).

Step 2. Type "netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=disabled" and press Enter.

Step 3. Now try to transfer the files and check the data transfer speed.

Step 4. Again go to Command Prompt(Admin) and type "netsh int tcp set global autotuninglevel=normal" and press Enter. This will turn on the Auto-tuning again.

Convert File System from FAT to NTFS

EaseUS Partition Master Free allows users to convert FAT to NTFS without losing data easily. Now, download this free partition manager software and let's begin.


Step 1: Install and launch EaseUS Partition Master on your computer.

open EaseUS Partition Master

Step 2: Select a FAT32 partition, right-click on it and select "Convert to NTFS". If you need to convert a storage device such as SD card or USB flash drive to NTFS, insert it into your PC first and repeat the previous operation.

convert FAT32 to NTFS

Step 3: Click "OK" on the pop-up dialog box to continue.

convert FAT32 to NTFS

Step 4: Go to the upper left corner, click the "Execute 1 Operation" button, and you will see the operation details. Click "Apply" and "Finish" when the process completes.

convert FAT32 to NTFS

Defrag HDD or USB Flash Drive

Don't close the EaseUS Partition Master program when finished file system conversion. You can also rely on its another feature of hard disk optimization, which helps significantly in accelerating the hard drive file transfer speed in Windows 10.


Step 1: Install and launch EaseUS Partition Master. Select "Tools" and click "System Optimization".

choose system optimization

Step 2: Choose "Disk Optimization" to optimize your hard disk and improve the disk performance.

select disk optimizayion

Step 3: Select the partition that you want to optimize and click "Optimize". After a while, the defragment is completed. The time depends on the amount of the fragments on this partition.

optimize the disk

Check and Repair System Errors

Corrupted Windows 10 file system could disable, interrupt or slow down the file transfer speed, so let's use the System Maintenance Troubleshooter to repair the wrong files.

Step 1. Open Control Panel and click on the Troubleshooting icon.

Step 2. Select View all in the top left corner.

Step 3. Run System Maintenance Troubleshooter.

All the introduced six solutions are designed to fix your Windows 10 slow file transfer problem easily and quickly. Hope at least one of them helps you restore the slow file transfer speed to normal. Click how to increase transfer speed of external hard drive if you're interested.