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Fixed:File Transfer Suddenly Stops in Windows 10

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Jan 27, 2024 • Filed to: Windows Computer Solutions • Proven solutions

If for some reason you cannot transfer your information from one device to another, this may be due to various reasons and it is important to solve this problem as soon as possible; eventually, errors during data transfer can cause damage to your information. In this post, I will explain which are the most common causes of this problem and I will also explain how to solve it, also, in case your information has been damaged during the process, I will also show you how to recover and/or repair it in a very simple way.

Part 1: Fix It! File Transfer Suddenly Stops in Windows 10

Data transfer is one of the greatest virtues of digital information. To transfer information from one place to another you just need to establish a compatible connection between two devices and/or computers. The connection can be via an information transfer cable or a wireless connection such as Bluetooth or the Internet. Thanks to this, you can transfer information in a very easy way with just a couple of clicks.

Q: "Why does data transfer stop?"

If for some reason, the connection is interrupted during the data transfer process, it is most likely that the process will be interrupted since the information will be incomplete and generally, this also makes it unusable. It is also important to keep in mind that the data that is transferred is usually analyzed in real-time by the antivirus to prevent the transfer of any malicious software, in case your antivirus detects any harmful software, the transfer process would be stopped.

Some other reasons can cause this failure, such as damaged storage units, compatibility errors due to storage device format, outdated drivers, etc., but don't worry, all these problems are simple to solve and, in most cases, it will only take just a couple of minutes.

Part 2: Six Methods of Solving File Transfer Suddenly Stop in Windows 10

Next, I will explain in detail how to solve some of the most common problems related to failure during data transfer.

Method 1: Disable Remote Differential Compression

Step 1: Go to "Programs and Features".

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To access the Windows 10 Control Panel, you must press the Win key and type "Control Panel". Once this is done, you have to click on its shortcut. Once the "Control Panel" tool is open, click on "Programs and Features".

Step 2: Click on "Turn Windows features on or off"

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In the "Programs and Features" section you can see the option "Turn Windows features on or off", click on it.

Step 3: Disable "Remote Differential Compression API Support" tool

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Once you have opened the "Turn Windows features on or off" tool, search for "Remote Differential Compression API Support" and uncheck the box which is located next to it.

Step 4: Click on "OK" to save the changes.

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If you have already disabled the "Remote Differential Compression API Support" tool, click on "Ok" to confirm and then exit.

Method 2: Disable Indexing of your Drives

Step 1: Go to "This PC"

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You can find this option by pressing the Windows key and typing "This PC".

Step 2: Open the "Properties" of your drive

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Right, click on the drive you want to disable its index feature and click on "Properties".

Step 3: Disable the Index option by unchecking the box

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Go to the bottom of the window and find the Index option, once you have found it, uncheck its box and after that click on "Apply". Tick the second option and click on "Ok"

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This will disable the indexing process of any file stored in the drive.

Method 3: Update All Drivers

Step 1: Open the "Device Manager"

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Go to the Windows menu and type "Device Manager", then click on its icon.

Step 2: Click on "Update Driver Software"

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Select the device and right-click on it, this will open an option list, then click on "Update Driver Software".

Step 3: Click on "Search automatically for updated driver software"

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Remember that you must have an internet connection, this online process will automatically search the most recent and compatible drivers for your hardware.

Step 4: Wait until the process finish and click on "close"

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Once the process has finished, the tool will display the result of the process, then click on "Close".

Method 4: Run Disk Defragmenter on both Drives

Step 1: Open the "Defragment and Optimize Drives" tool

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Go to the Win menu and type "Defragment", then click on the "Defragment and Optimize Drives" icon.

Step 2: Analyze the Drive

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Select the drive and click on "Analyze", this process is complex and detailed, so it should take several minutes to recognize all the fragmented sectors.

Step 3: Click on "Optimize"

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Once the analyzation process has finished, you will be able to click on "Optimize" and once it has concluded, you can click on "Close". (This process may take several minutes to optimize the drive).

Method 5: Format the Drive (to which you are copying data) in NTFS

Step 1: Open the "Manage" tool

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You can find this option by right-clicking on the "This PC" icon at the left panel.

Step 2: Click on "Format"

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Once you have opened the "Manage" tool, you will have to click on the "Disk Management" section located at the left side list, then, select the drive you need to convert into NTFS and right-click on it to open the option list, then click on "Format".

Step 3: Set the features

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You can name the drive as you want by typing on the "Volume label" section, then choose NTFS as a format in the dropdown list of "File system". Once you have set up the features, click on "Ok" to start the conversion process.

Step 4: Confirm the process

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Remember that the formatting process will delete all the data stored in the drive, so, please confirm the process only if you have already made a backup. If you haven't made it and you do format, the recovery process may be complicated if you don't have the correct tools.

Method 6: Disabling Antivirus and Windows Defender

Step 1: Open "Windows Security settings"

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Go to the Windows menu and type "Windows Security", then click on "Windows Security Settings".

Step 2: Go to "Virus & threat protection"

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In the "Protection areas" section, click on "Virus & threat protection".

Step 3: Go to "Manage Settings"

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You can find this option below the "Virus & threat protection settings".

Step 4: Disable all the protection tools

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Turn off by clicking on the switch icon; you can see that there are many protection options, so you must scroll down to disable all of them.

Part 3: Recover data

If the above methods were not enough to solve the data transfer problem, you are likely to be afraid of losing your information, whether you cannot export it or even if it was damaged due to interrupted transfer processes. This problem is quite simple to solve with the help of professional data recovery software.

Next, I will show you how to recover and repair the information of any drive using Recoverit Data Recovery. First, you will need to download the software, once you have downloaded it, run the installer and open it.

Step 1: Select the Drive

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Launch Recoverit. Your drive will be there. Select and click "Start".

Step 2: Scan your Drive

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Recoverit will initiate a scan on the drive. You'll have great features you can use to streamline the scan and recovery process. For instance, you can simply tick the file types you want to recover instead of everything.

Step 3: Preview and Recover Drive Data

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The conclusion of the scan will reveal a long list of the files the software found. Recovering them is just a matter of you selecting all the files or specific ones and clicking "Recover". The files will all be retrieved and saved on any location of your choice.

Closing Words

As you may have noticed, sudden data transfer interruption problems are simple to solve and are usually related to a configuration problem, either because of an Antivirus / Windows Defender problem or a reading/writing configuration problem of the operating system, however, regardless of the cause of the problem, these troubles can damage your information and this may generate an even bigger problem which will be more complex to solve. Fortunately, you can use Recoverit to recover and/or repair the information of any storage device in a very easy, quick, and practical way.

Recoverit author

David Darlington

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