In fact, when the “Calculating time remaining” title is shown, Windows is supposedly still calculating estimated time to complete the file operation selected, but the actual file copying, moving, deletion or unpacking process has already begun. It’s not sure why the progress bar takes age to proceed forward, or why calculating time remaining message takes so long to show the estimating time remaining to complete the process visually. Sometimes, worse still, the “calculating time remaining” dialog may simply hangs and stays forever even after the operation is completed.
There is no way to disable or turn off “Calculating time remaining”. In fact, it’s unlikely that is the calculating algorithm that causes the file copy/move/delete/decompress operation to be slow, and the estimated time remaining to complete the process is a good indication how long you going to wait especially if the operation involves big files or files in large size.