I have been trying

I have been trying to migrate a live site to a local server as I have been asked to do some work which I prefer to do locally so as not to mess anything up on the live site.

Whenever I attempt this it seems to hang at 99% of “Checking Files” I have had this running for about 90 minutes and ended up to cancel this.

Can anybody shed some light on why this was taking so long?

This is not just one site but on 2 sites.

Thanks in advance