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I sometimes need to copy a lot of files from here and there to an external drive. What I do is copy some files, paste it in the drive, copy some more files, then paste again etc. But this makes the files copy parallelly which slows down the drive.

Is there a way (maybe a third-party app to install) that would queue the second copy until the first copy operation is completed?

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  1. Pathfinder from Cocoatech
    It's called Queue file operations or Copy queue:

    Open in the menubar Windows -> File Operations (or shortcut: altcmdP) and enable Queue file operations. All file operations (like copy, move etc.) will be queued then.

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  2. CopyQueue from Curio Software

    You have to define new tasks (New Queue or cmdN) first. You may save them, if you have to use certain copy operations repeatedly.

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  • Thanks! PathFinder looks really great. Still worrying whether the huge price would be worth it. Going to try out the trial. – thameera Jan 4 '15 at 14:13

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