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Article ID: NGN1073 — Created: 18 Oct 2017 — Reviewed: 10 Dec 2017
I have large tissue sections that I have scanned. I need to copy these to a thumb drive or to a network folder. However, copying the scans takes a very long time. Is there something I can do to speed up this process?
Each scan creates hundreds or even thousands of image files. Deep zoom images can contain tens of thousands of small image tiles. Copying thousands of small images is very slow on all operating systems.
Copying large files is significantly faster than copying many small files. For the best performance when copying scanned slides, we suggest that you compress the entire job folder into a single ZIP file and copy that file to your destination.
In Windows, right-click the folder you wish to compress and select Send to from the context menu then select Compressed (zipped) folder. A zip file is created using the same name as the selected folder.