Fix ‘Computer freeze when copy files to USB’ without Data Loss

When you are copying important files to USB flash drive, and the computer freezes frequently, it is very annoying. But you don’t have to worry about it. There are ways to fix this issue. So let’s see how to fix a computer freeze when copying files to USB without data loss.

Quick Fix:

Sometimes, when the USB port fails to work, or goes wrong when you are copying files from computer, then the copying process will fail. Also, the computer freezes during the process. You have to unplug the USB drive, restart the system, reconnect the USB drive to another USB port, and try to copy files again.

Suppose your data is lost from the USB drive after corruption, format, etc., then we recommend you use Remo Recover tool to recover data from USB drive in a quick and safe manner. This software will restore files from the USB flash drive when it is erased or missing.

The longer method:

If the quick fix method didn’t work out, then you can follow this method to fix computer freezing when copying files to the USB drive.

Update hard drive and USB drivers:

  • Let the USB drive be connected to the system
  • Go to Device Manager
  • Expand the categories, find the hard drive along with the USB drive, right click on both
  • Now select Update Driver and click Search automatically for updated driver software
  • Repeat the steps to update the hard disk drive and also the USB drive drivers


  • Bring up the Command Prompt window
  • You need to run Command Prompt as administrator
  • In the CMD window, type chkdsk D: /f /r /x (Replace D with the drive letter of the hard drive or USB flash drive to repair errors)

Optimize system:

  • Bring up the Run console
  • Sign in as Administrator, type cpl, hit Enter
  • Go to Advanced tab, select Settings under Performance
  • In the Visual Effects tab, select Adjust for best performance option

Speed up the computer:

Disable Remote Differential Compression –

  • In the Search box, type Windows Features and open turn Windows Features On or Off
  • Here you have to uncheck Remote Differential Compression box and hit OK
  • Restart the system

Disable Thumbnail –

  • Go to File Explorer – View
  • Click on Options and a Folder Options dialog will appear
  • Navigate to View tab, under Advanced settings, check Always show icons, never thumbnails option
  • Click on Apply, and OK

This will speed up the file copying process in Windows. After completing this, restart the computer and try to copy files to the USB drive. This time it should copy without any problems.

Note: If you want to fix USB device not recognized issue, then follow the link. The entire fixing process is explained on the page.

Fix ‘Computer freeze when copy files to USB’ without Data Loss was last modified: March 27th, 2018 by John Harris

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