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If you want to move Shapefiles across Windows systems, you could do this with RoboCopy. I am not sure if you will see a huge gain in terms of processing time for completing the copy, but you might see 'some' improvement. The challenge is knowing which files to copy for any of the Shapefiles you are concerned with, mainly since each Shapefile contains a ...
Personally I would encourage you to use ArcCatalog as the GIS knows which files to move. People who try to move spatial data outside the GIS often miss important files/folders. I feel that integrity of the data is more important than the speed of copying.
Your symptoms suggest that returning ArcCatalog to its factory settings may be worth considering. To reset ArcCatalog you can delete or rename your Normal.gxt (in a similar fashion to how you may done to reset ArcMap via its Normal.mxt). The Online Help page entitled About configuring the user interface describes where to find these templates: The ...
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