How to Enable / Disable Animations in Copy / Move / Delete Dialog Box in Windows Vista and Later?

In Windows Vista and later, whenever you copy, move or delete a file or folder, the progress dialog box shows an animated AVI as well as a cool animation in the progressbar as shown in following screenshot:


Sometimes you might face a problem when the dialog box doesn't show the AVI and the animation in progressbar which looks like shown in following screenshot:


If you are also facing this problem and want to enable the animation in progress dialog box, then follow this simple and small tutorial and your problem will be fixed:

1. Right-click on My Computer icon on Desktop and select Properties (or press <WIN> + <Pause/Break> key), click on Advanced system settings link in left side pane (You can also open it by typing sysdm.cpl in RUN or start menu search box and press Enter). Now click on Settings button in Performance section.

2. It'll open another window. Now make sure "Animate controls and elements inside windows" option is enabled. If its not enabled, enable it and click on "Apply" button.


3. That's it. It should solve your problem and you should be able to see the animations in progress dialog box.

NOTE: If you want to disable the animation intentionally, then just disable the above mentioned option and the animations will be disabled in progress dialog box.

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  • i do the following to enable copy animation and it worked. Thanks.

  • Thanks VG.

  • At last!
    This problem has been fixed!
    Thanks VG

  • not working for me
    in windows 10 x64 build 11082 enterprice

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