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Cannot open/move/copy some MP3 files

Q: Cannot open/move/copy some MP3 files

On a remote storage drive - my old PC hard drive - I can play/move/copy some of the files, but, cannot p/m/c others. Please, assist this newbie.
Error Message: "Windows Media Player cannot access the file. The file might be in use, you might not have access to the computer where the file is stored, or your proxy settings might not be correct." (the file is not in use.)

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I downloaded some movies , then I can't open them
when I download them they worked but when I moved them to another folder they didn't work
help me plz

tkmplayer error
windows error
are attached

A:Can't rename copy move open files

Lol. That's some nice illegal-sounding file names you have there.

As long as this is 'any old random file' and perfectly legal, then it seems some program has locked your files. Try a restart.

Regarding 'not found' error: the files may be split up, Find the .mkv file and put it in same place.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Professional, Service Pack 1, 32 bit
Processor: Genuine Intel(R) CPU T2400 @ 1.83GHz, x86 Family 6 Model 14 Stepping 8
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 2046 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce Go 7900 GS, 512 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 114470 MB, Free - 29385 MB;
Motherboard: TOSHIBA, Satellite P100
Antivirus: Lavasoft Ad-Watch Live! Anti-Virus, Disabled

When I open Windows explorer via 'My Computer" I can see my files, even open and view. But when I try to move with a drag n dop or cut and paste, explorer pops up a window saying that it has stopped working and looking for a solution to the problem, then shuts down.

Most of windows icons are missing, ie in Accessories, Calculator, notepad, paint etc are all generic.

A:Can see and open files in Explorer but can not move, copy or paste.

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When moving or renaming files I frequently get an error messages informing me that "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program". This typically happens with the second or third folder I try to rename or move. Navigating away to another folder and then coming back or closing explorer and reopening it usually helps but on the second rename or move I'm back to square one. I've been reading and searching on the forum and this is what I have tried so far:

stop the windows media player network sharing service
pause indexing
temporarily disable antivirus software
used the system file checker to check integrity

all to no avail. This is without a doubt the most annoying "bug" I have run into so far as it makes it virtually impossible to get anything done or organised. Has anyone found a real solution to this problem that does not involve manually unlocking every single folder before working with it (using 3rd party software - another option I have tried. Works but slows you down a lot)?

A:Can't copy or move files - error message "open in other program"

Hi linmix, welcome to 7F!

This may seem counter-intuitive, but, go to Control Panel >Folder Options >View Tab, and make sure the first box that says "Always show icons, never thumbnails" is not checked or ticked.

Restart your machine.
Try to replicate the problem.

See if that helps.

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Anytime I attempt to open, rename, move, click on, or in any way manipulate an .avi file, windows explorer encounters an error. I am prompted: Data Execution PreventionTo Help protect your computer, Windows has closed this program.Name: Windows ExplorerIf I tried opening with a media player, it closes as well. I receive the following error:Access violation at address 00000000. Read of address 00000000 AVG reported a shell32 change and windows\system32\drivers\etc\hosts change, citing no specific file. After accepting the changes, AVG no longer displays these files as expected. Troubleshooting includes removing Zplayer, leaving only windows media player and previously installed codecs. I have never had a problem opening any of these avis before. I can open mpgs without any problems. Adaware and Spybot found only tracking cookies. Nothing from stinger. These errors began occurring after installing a few trial Zune Video Converter programs, all of which have been removed. Subsequently, I transported the PC in my car, as securely as possible so that it did not bounce around. After plugging in my system and all and setting up, my computer was no longer able to open .avis.I am going to try reinstalling codecs, but hopefully you see something I failed to find.HJT log: C:\Program Files\CDBurnerXP\NMSAccessU.exeC:\Program Files\NVIDIA Corporation\nTune\nTuneService.exeC:\WINDOWS\system32\nvsvc32.exeC:\WI... Read more

A:Unable To Open, Move, Copy/cut .avi

Avis behave the same way in safe mode (minimal).

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Can someone help me figure this out?
I cannot move or copy files, folders, or pictures when using the XP files & folders task manager LINKS on the left side of window. These links will no longer move or copy files to new locations. I just get instant hangup when I click these links provided in XP view. When I try to close the hungup window it shows that it is not responding. I find no alerts in control panel/administrative tools/event viewer.
I am still able to copy/paste the files and also able to drag & drop. This is a slight inconvenience & hopefully fixable?
Win XP 2002 SP2
Int. Explorer browser
8+GB free space
All Win security updates are installed
Running trend PC Cillin (up to date)

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After a virus messing up my computer, the only solution to fixing it is to reinstall windows, however i have many files that i would like to copy to a CD so i don't lose them, the problem is that since the virus i can't copy or paste, i can't drag files, so i can't move them, and i can't use windows explorer or nero to burn files to a cd, as none of these work anymore. (reinstalling nero also didn't work)

Could anyone suggest a program or something that i could download so that i can burn my files to cd?

A:program to burn files to cd? unable to move or copy files


Give this a try. It's a freebee.

Good luck.

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It is an XP SP2 machine. It will no longer copy/paste, drag and drop doesn't work nor will it allow the moving of files by any means. There is no error message it simply doesn't do anything.

The taskbar no longer works. Minimized programs disappear and can only be accessed thru the task manager.

Task manager says Explorer.exe is running. It was actually running 2 of them last time I checked.

Double clicking of most program icons will not open the program.Occasionally there is an error and other times there is no error, nothing happens. Right clicking an icon and attempting to open it that way does not work. Some programs work, some don't.

Have run virus scans, malware scans, spyware scans etc. Should be pretty clean.

System restore does not work. Error say "System restore is not able to protect your computer." Says something about restarting the computer but that doesn't help.

A:XP Will not allow copy/paste, move nor open programs from icons

PLEASE does someone have an answer, i've been searching everywhere, my Dell laptop has done the same thing.
two days ago I picked up a virus, the fake MS antivirus scanner thats clogs up the system with fake error reports.
I went through the manual removal instructions i found on various sites.
seemed to work.
I ditched my antivirus app and installed avast as is has been very good on desktop machine.
everything was fne until i tried internet explorer, i searched something on google then everytime I clicked a result I was taken to a random site, firefox worked as normal.
So I searched and found a lot of people having IE and google redirect problems, I tried to follow instructions to fix this and someone suggested just doing a diskclean using windows system tool....
after doing this my machine rebooted in windows basic mode, no XP options in appearance, AND no network drivers....NO internet.
AND no task bar, managed to bring up a task bar but it is fixed with links for desktop, my documents, my computer, and network places.
programs seem to open ok BUT there is no copy and paste
drag and droping icons doesn't work, I tried to plug in an external hard drive to backup some files and it had to reinstall the drivers, then I couldn't move any files.

I am in real trouble here. All my wife's work files are on the machine, the external hard drive was bought to backup her data, and now the laptop is completely locked in, I can't get anything on to it or off it.

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I went on vacation last week and bosses computer was running slow so he attempted to use a registry cleaner. This of course rendered his computer useless.

It is an XP SP2 machine. It will no longer copy/paste, drag and drop doesn't work nor will it allow the moving of files by any means. There is no error message it simply doesn't do anything.

The taskbar no longer works. Minimized programs disappear and can only be accessed thru the task manager.

Task manager says Explorer.exe is running. It was actually running 2 of them last time I checked.

Double clicking of most program icons will not open the program.Occasionally there is an error and other times there is no error, nothing happens. Right clicking an icon and attempting to open it that way does not work. Some programs work, some don't.

Have run virus scans, malware scans, spyware scans etc. Should be pretty clean.

System restore does not work. Error say "System restore is not able to protect your computer." Says something about restarting the computer but that doesn't help.

Boss bought a new computer. He needs files off the old one.

I was able to get the photos he wanted off the computer by opening the photo it self which opened his imaging program and using the save to disk feature in his image program since I couldn't move/copy nor drag and drop the files. Strangely enough the image program won't open if you attempt to open it from the icon or start menu but double click a... Read more

A:[SOLVED] XP Will not allow copy/paste, move nor open programs from icons

Nevermind. I used XCOPY from the cmd prompt and was able to move the files I needed that way. No longer necessary that I get the copy, paste, move functionality back as I'm taking that computer out back and destroying it "Office Space" style. Its good to be a gangsta.

Enjoy your day

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Is there an automated way to move files from one drive to another so that it can be put on a scheduler to run at predetermined intervals. To be clear, this is a move, not a copy. The files must be removed entirely from the source drive after they are placed on the destination drive.

A:An automated way to Move files (not copy)?

Use the Move command. At a command prompt, type:

move /?

and you'll see the syntax and command line switches.

Then write the proper command for your files and save it as a .bat file (a "batch" file), something like movemyfiles.bat.

For example, to moves the files in C:\Temp to D:\Destination, the line would look like this:
move /y c:\Temp\*.* d:\Destination
The /y suppresses prompting and automatically overwrites existing files with the same name.

If you need to move file from more than one folder, just add additional lines.

Then you can create a Scheduled Task that automatically runs the .bat file whenever you wish, assuming your PC is turned on. Or, you can place a shortcut on you desktop to the .bat file and double-click it run it whenever you wish. Or both!

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When I try to move or copy files i get a message saying it cant be done, the files are not running. this is happening more and more. and it happens with all types of files. Please I need to clean off my drives, and move them to an external. Any help would be appeciated!
Thanks; cottondog

A:can't move copy or delete files

Exact error message...please.

Why are you trying to move files to an external drive?


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I have recently been having problems copying or moving files to my CD-RW drive. It either doesn't work or tells me that there isn't a disc it the drive, even though I know there is. The Wizard is no help. The drive reads fine from CD-ROM and CD-RW discs. Could this be a problem with CD-RW drive itself, or the driver software, or another problem. Any help or suggestions would be much apriciated. Many thanks.

A:Can't copy or move files to CD-RW drive.

Hello Hairymartin1966

What software are you using to write the files to the CD?

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I have a bunch of files I cant copy or move to another external harddrive..I bought the computer used ..Could this be a adminnistration proplem?

A:cant copy or move files to another harddrive

Does it say access denied?

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Hi everyone..

I am in a bit of trouble here. I have 1000+ collection of movies. All these movies are mixed, some are in SD format avi, and some in full HD mp4 format. All these movies are located under one folder, My Movies Collection. Underneath it, all the movies have their own respective folder for example Movie Title 1, Movie Title 2, and so on. Under all this Movie Title X, there are the files (Movie title.avi/mp4,movie title.srt,etc). I am using Media Center Master software to automatically create the folder and rename all the movies accordingly.

Now I am planning to separate these movies to 2 SD and HD folders. Therefore under the My Movies Collection folder, there are 2 folders My Movies SD and My Movies HD. Since the files/folders are more than 1000+. it is quite hard for me to differentiate between which folders having the avi, or which one having the mp4.

Could you guys suggest is there any 3rd party tool to help me on this matter? Or built in Windows apps? Just now I tried using Windows 7 search function *.avi, but when I move the files onto the My Movies SD folder, only the file is being moved, not the whole folder.

I would be very grateful if you guys can help me on this.

Pardon me for my English since I am from Malaysia.

Cheers guys!!!

A:How to move/copy files together with it's folder

TSR Copy Changed Files

This software will copy the files and re-create the folders. You can filter by file type too.

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OK guys - My next annoyance with Windows 8/8.1.

When moving items with the same name from one folder to the next, older versions of Windows had an option to Keep Both Items and to do the same for how many other instances there are.

Now though you have to go through to another window and tick two boxes. Now 8 has been out a while, has someone found a way to go back to the quicker, easier system? I'm sure I read somewhere a work-around is available.

A:Quicker Way to Copy/Move but Keep Both Files

I don't know about 8.1. On 8.0 I found Explorer file move/copy sluggish so I set up TeraCopy as optional copy move handler. It gives several options as buttons in the case of a name collision. Seems only one click is required. But I don't save both copies. You'd have to try it for yourself to be certain. The free version works fine for my needs.

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I'm experiencing a problem that I cannot solve even though some people have proposed solutions to it.
When I try to copy files from my NAS (Synology DS207+) to my hard drive over the network, this is what I have to answer to first:

I've tried all the suggested solutions by changing the intranet settings in internet options, done some registry hacks, but I can't get rid of this dialogue.

I'm running Vista Ultimate SP1 X64 and I'm beginning to believe that the issue has come after SP1.

Anyone? Help is really appreciated, 'cause I'm going mad!

A:Do you want to move or copy files from this zone?

Bump! I so desperately need help...

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I'm just starting a major move-round of files, particularly long-term info and photos, from two PCs to a new Seagate Expansion drive.

This is a question that has often occurred to me, and with the volume of 'shift' I'm looking at, it becomes quite significant.

I've always worked on the basis that if you copy files, if anything goes wrong, you still have the source files, which you can delete when you've checked the copy is complete and accurate.

On the other hand, to simply 'move' the files I wanted moved, would be a whole lot less hassle.

What is the risk of a move (particularly a large one) going wrong, and leaving you without what you want to preserve ? What is 'your' considered practice ?


Panttegit, Wales UK

A:Solved: Move vs copy (files)

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Hi all,

I have a few PST files in a folder on my C drive. I cannot copy or move my files on a D drive or an external hard disk.

I tried to use several user accounts which are all of them members of Admin group but unfortunately special permissions are still required.

By reading a few posts on this site, I used takeown -f and icalcs.exe c:\ /grant Administrator:F commands with no success. (The commands are processed successfully).

I booted under Linux and tried to move the files with no success again.

What's wrong?

i don't know what could do now?

Thanks for your help,


A:impossible to copy or move files

Hello Olivier, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this may be able to help.

Outlook PST Data File - Move

Hope this helps,

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I have a networked folder at work. It is our scan folder, so if we scan something on one of our multiuse printers, the file is sent to this folder and then anyone on the network can access it from their PC.
When I go into this folder to retrieve a file, I click and drag it from the network folder to the area on my computer where it will remain, but the original file stays in the network folder. I'd really like to configure the settings so that the file will move, not copy, but I don't know how to do this. Any help is appreciated.
Hope this makes sense...it's 4 PM on a Friday so my brain isn't working at its peak

A:Need files in folder to move, not copy...

Does your user have permissions to delete/write on the shared folder?
Where is the shared folder created (windows server, Linux server, NAS, etc.)?

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Dear All,

Please suggest me a good software to replace the default copy and move system of Win 8.


A:Pls suggest App to copy/move files

You might try GoodSync, I use it for syncing data between workstations and notebooks, It works in sync mode or back up mode

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I have a Elements 400GB external hard drive and I can't copy/move movie files (like: .avi, .mpg, & .wmv) from it and put them anywhere else. My OS is: win xp home edit. I also have another external hard drive, It is a 1TB iomega prestige desktop hard drive. I have no problem copying or moving movie (or any other) files too and from the 1TB drive and my pc. I can even copy/move movies files from the 1TB one to the 400GB one, But I can't copy or move them from the 400 GB one. Also, I can copy/move files to the 400GB one from my pc.

Does anyone have any idea what is wrong and how I can fix it.

A:Can't copy/move movies files from ex. hdd

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I can not move, copy and paste OR cut and past files from folder to folder anywhere (desktop -> folder on desktop, my docs -> random folder, etc).

I am the sole user of this machine and my account is in the administrators group. I have tried taking ownership of the files and folders and it still does not work.

I have searched and searched and can not find a working solution to this problem.

I an running Vista Ultimate 32 Bit SP1 and have not installed any new applications that would cause this type of issue.

please let me know if you need any other information to help in solving this issue

A:Cannot Move or copy/cut and past files

Hello PGU5802, and welcome to Vista Forums.

This tutorial may be able to help you.

Cannot Rename or Move a File or Folder in Vista Fix

Hope this helps,

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In Vista one could move files within a folder to whatever location manually simply by dragging the file to the desired location within the folder. In WIN7 everything seems to be locked and moving a file (for example image file) to the end of a row of other files within a folder won't work. How to solve this. Any setting I overlooked?

A:Cannot move/copy files within folder

They don't give you that option in Windows 7 yet and not sure if they will in latter builds either.

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I had a folder from my documents and i placed it into the director of my 2gb thumb/flash drive and it said it moved, then at the end it said that it couldn't move the folder. I just watched it move all these files to the drive that are now gone, just because the folder itself wouldn't move. Any help or ideas will be appreciated, Thank you.

A:File copy/move fail, now files gone?

It should have created a copy...I usually don't pay attention to such, but I think that's what happens.

The files are either moved, copied...or in one location or both.

They don't just disappear, unless one of your drives is defective.

Try running chkdsk /r on the flash drive.


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The main problem is not being able to copy+paste files. This just suddenly happened, and I'm not sure why. When I copy and paste, the copied file doesn't appear. It does sometimes show after a restart though (as if it was just hidden before). When I delete a file, the icon won't immediately disappear until I have refreshed the window or the desktop. I cannot move a file from it's folder into another folder or desktop either.

I should say that sometimes when I press ctrl+C and the 'V' and don't take my finger off of the ctrl button it will work, but only sometimes. If lift my finger off the ctrl button after pressing ctrl+C, and then then press ctrl+v it won't work. If I do this rapidly I eventually can get it to paste, but I have to do it several times.

One thing that works is that when I create a new user for my computer, everything works like it's supposed to, just not on my account.

I've tested this mostly on the desktop.
I've tried the "scannow" in the command line. It showed no problems.
I also ran msconfig from the command prompt and disabled the "startup" of everything. This worked at first, but after a few minutes the problem came back.
I also uninstalled my antivirus software, and doing that didn't help.
I did a system restore and it didn't do anything either.
I ran malware bytes and scanned with AVG Antivirus. It didn't help either.

Again creating a new user on my computer works, but I really need the account I have.

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A:Can't copy+paste, move, or delete files

Have you moved user folders around, such as the desktop or my docs folders?

Tried running CHDSK on next boot for both partitions? Tried reseting your Folder Options back to defaults?

Bad, corrupted, or invalid files can cause Explorer to do this as well. Even unusual file system structures on networked drives, burned discs, or USB drives.

I experience this issue occasionally on Win 7, but a reboot always fixes it for me. Back on Vista it was an everyday problem, but also had it under XP as well...

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I have just set up a homegroup between two Win7 computers, and have logical drives (not the C: drive) mapped in the file manager on the opposite computer. I am able to read files on the opposite computer.

However, I am unable to copy files between the two computers by dragging and dropping within the file manager, nor can I delete files on the opposite computer.

I have been struggling with permissions, but can't figure out what I need to do to make this network fully functional. Can you help?

I have tried right-clicking for "drive properties," then "security," then "advance," and then "change permissions" and "add." But I can't figure out what to type in as the "object name."

A:Can read files over HomeGroup, but can't copy or move

I finally got it running. The solution was not easy to find: ...... so here it is:

1. "Sharing Wizard" needs to be disabled in Windows 7. Then Advanced Sharing needs to be set up, which takes several steps.

2. How to do this is explained in detail in Lessons 6 and 7, for which there are links on this page:
Windows Networking: User Accounts, Groups, Permissions & Their Role in Sharing.

3. In my case, I use a Windows Explorer replacement. So an added step in order to disable Sharing Wizard setting is to disable the replacement, do the disabling, and then re-enable Windows Explorer replacement.

There is no need to explain the exact steps here, since the on-line lessons are excellent.

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Hope someone can help with this as I am very frustrated trying to get it to work correctly!

I currently have a reg file that moves a single file to my reg hack folder.

(code example pasted from reg file extra '\' do not appear within registry itself.)

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Move To Reg File Store]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory\shell\Move To Reg File Store\Command]
@="cmd.exe /c move \"%1\" \"D:\\All Installation Files\\Registry Hacks etc\"\""

No problem works a treat

However it is not available when you right click a folder. so you need to use this
registry entry instead, and possibly one for HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Directory
as well?

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Move To Reg File Store]

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\Move To Reg File Store\Command]
@="cmd.exe /c move \"%1\" \"D:\\All Installation Files\\Registry Hacks etc\"\""

The problem is that the code for copying a folder ONLY copies the folder contents NOT the folder. Any files contained in the source folder are copied but NOT in their source folder.

I've experiment using a cmd prompt window and get the same results. I can find no info or help searching the web.

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A:Copy or move files using right click reg code

I think the move command is for moving files, or renaming files or directories.

I don't think you can use the move command for what you want.

You could use the MoveTo service, by attaching it to the context menu. Not quite the same thing , but it will do the job if you don't mind browsing to the destination folder each time.

Otherwise, maybe call up a .cmd file from the folder/directory context menu , which will copy the folder and contents, then delete the original.

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i had problems with the bsod and reinstalled windows XP Pro but unfortunately instead of repairing the original version I installed a new copy in a new partition so now i have my operating system as drive e: and all my data and programs etc on c: (machine boots from e: without problems)

how do i either fix the original one or copy the necessary windows data from e: to c:

i am not sure that if i change the bios to make it boot from c: will i not just be going back to the problems i had in the first place


A:[SOLVED] move/copy system files

Hi Eddie and welcome to TSF !

Boot on the XP CD and this time try to repair your old installation (c:). Make sure the option you get is "press R to repair the selected installation" else you risk losing your personal data. Once that's done, if c: and e: are on different physical drive then change the boot order to your old drive in the BIOS and see how it goes. If c: and e: are on the same drive then you may need to edit the boot.ini file to boot on c:, report here and we'll tell you more about that if needed.

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I searched around for information on this, but all I found was articles about Fat 32's 4GB limitation and my problem has nothing to do with FAT 32...

The problem I'm having is in Vista x64, I can't seem to copy files larger than 4 GB. I get an error that says the file is larger than the destination volume can handle.

The volumes are all NTFS. It doesn't seem to depend on the disk. The OS is installed on a RAID 0 array that is about 270 GB in total size. The partition the OS is on is 200 GB, and there are a few more partitions that make up the 70 GB. I'm using using a MBR (basic disk) 1.5 TB SATA II disk formatted in NTFS (1 partition), and am also using a GPT (dynamic disk) 1 TB RAID 1 volume formatted in NTFS (1 partition).

The files were written in Vista x64, but I can't move them. (I'm trying to move them to the 1.5 TB disk) It doesn't matter what volume they are on, as they are on a 30 GB partition of the RAID 1 disk, and won't copy to anywhere I have tried under Vista x64.

I can copy them just fine in XP x32. If I boot into a XP x32 installation, I can copy them around just fine, although GPT isn't supported in XP so I can't see those disks. I can move them just fine using XP x32 from another computer if I share the target and destination directories on my network and give full access.

Anyone know what is going on? I can't seem to find much on problems with files larger than 4 GB in Vista x64 and NTFS. I&... Read more

A:Can't copy/move files larger than 4 GB in Vista x64

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I have numerous family genealogy files/folders on a thumb drive that I want to copy to an existing folder on a HDD, but when I attempt the process it starts and stops at an annoying number of files that are reported to have file names that are too long. Even after I shorten them I still get the same error message and the file will not copy.
Is there a way around this issue?

Any assistance would be appreciated


A:Unable to Move or Copy Some Files to a Folder

You could try using this : Long Path Fixer - Download

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Is it just me or has Win 7 stopped the ability to move more than one group of files/folder at a time?

For example, I'm trying to transfer some music album folders to a USB or another folder. I drag and drop the first album in there, but I have to wait to the progress box to finish before I can drag the next one/group in there.

I KNOW this was never a problem with XP, where every group of files/folders your moved/copied would open a new progress box, each doing their own thing. Why would such a basic function have changed?

A:Can only copy/move one group of files at a time?

HI MyCsPiTTa and a warm welcome to the Forum.
You can do what you want just as in XP. I have just dragged and copied a huge folder to the desktop and before that had hardly got started I did the same with another large folder and it opened a second progress window. I didn't try a third but I am sure it will work as I use this facility quite frequently to copy folders onto one of my external hard drives to use the contents on another PC.
If you are sure a second progress window is not opening, it does happen very quickly in Win 7 and it does hide the original progress window. Try again but this time when you drag the second folder, move the progress window that you can see to one side. There should be the other one below it. Just click on this one and it becomes the active window.

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Hello, I am using Windows 7 Premium and can no longer copy or move files to shares on a windows 2003 server. Also, I can not save documents to the mapped network shares either. This was working at one time, but has since stopped.
It stopped when the server was disconnected from the network switch. The user was trying to save a document to one of the mapped network shares and received message that this was impossible. Once the server reconnected, the Windows 7 workstation could connect to the mapped shares and open files but could not copy the saved file to the mapped network share. I receive the following error when trying to copy a file from my local drive. There is a problem accessing (path to local file) Please check your network connection etc..etc.. The workgroup is set correctly. and as I mentioned before everything worked until the day the server was disconnected. the user has the same authentication parameters on both the server and the work station.

I tried removing the user from the server permissions then adding them back.
I ran registry mechanic.
I tried a system restore from the day previous to the server loss.

What I can do.
1.Create a new file/folder on the same network shares in question.
2. If I create a new text file on the desktop I'm able to copy as expected...strange but true..I looked at the permissions on the newly created file and they are the same as all the other files I'm trying to copy.

A:Can't copy/move files to network share

Quote: Originally Posted by sirjeff2000

If I create a new text file on the desktop I'm able to copy as expected...strange but true..I looked at the permissions on the newly created file and they are the same as all the other files I'm trying to copy.

I know you checked, but I can't help but feel this is a permissions issue.

What if you open a problem file and "save as" to the desktop?

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Various Files in different directories on my larger 1.5 TB drive over the course of a couple days, all of a sudden have become unusable. Some of them are PSDs, others are zips, FLAs, and other work files that I use frequently. When I attempt to open a problematic PSD file, it will open Photoshop, but then freeze. To the point in which even ending the process won't effect it. Copying and trying to move a file also freezes explorer. Canceling out of the process freezes the process window.

When I try to back up the file onto an external hard drive, it freezes the backup program (Goodsync), and once again makes it impossible for it to close... even using Task manager's process ender.

This is very worrying. I'm not even sure the extent of problematic files on this drive. They seem to have happened randomly to different files everywhere in this drive.

I have already defragmented the drive. Problems continue.

I'm not sure how to solve it. Would deeply appreciate any advice that can be given. Thanks!

My Specs:
Processor: Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 2.4GHz (1066MHz FSB) (8MB Cache)
Motherboard: nVidia 680i LT Core 2 Quad (By: eVGA) (nForce 680i SLI) (A1 Revision)
Video: XFX HD-487A-ZWFC Radeon HD 4870 1GB 256-bit GDDR5
OS: Windows 7 64-bit

A:Several Files on an Internal Drive are freezing when I try to use, copy or move them.

Hi patach,

Try scanning your external hard-drive for errors using the diagnostics utility from the manufacturer's website of your hard-drive. Put the diagnostics utility program onto a bootable media(e.g. CD), follow the on-screen instructions, and scan your external hard-drive for any errors. May I ask, did this issue started happening recently? How old is that external hard-drive may I ask?

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  I now use Advanced SystemCare 6 and Wise Registry Cleaner to keep my XP in good working order except:
When booting up my background screen opens then closes to a quarter of the screen. I have to open it manually. The other part of the screen is bone white. The icons and names each surounded with a shadow of the standard greenish. And I cannot copy or move anything around, or to another storage item without renaming the item. And the " helpctr.exe" file disappeared at the same time. Can I fix this? Attached is a screenshot of the opening screen.
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A:Unable to move or copy files or folders without renaming them

I suggest that you...remove both of the programs you mentioned....then run the sfc /scannow command and the chkdsk /r command.
Bleeping Computer DOES NOT recommend the use of registry cleaners/optimizers for several reasons.  Registry cleaners are extremely powerful applications that can damage the registry by using aggressive cleaning routines and cause your computer to become unbootable.
Relevant info per http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Windows_Registry :
 “The Windows registry stores all application settings in one logical repository (but a number of discrete files) and in a standardized form.  The registry contains important configuration information for the operating system, for installed applications as well as individual settings for each user and application. A careless change to the operating system configuration in the registry could cause irreversible damage, so it is usually only installer programs which perform changes to the registry database during installation/configuration and removal.  If a user wants to edit the registry manually, Microsoft recommends that a backup of the registry is performed before the change.  Editing the registry is sometimes necessary when working around Windows-specific issues e.g. problems when logging onto a domain can be resolved by editing the registry.  The Windows registry can be edited manually using programs such as regedit.exe, although these tools do not expose some of registry'... Read more

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I try to move files from one folder to another vista shows the dialog box, but doesn't move anything. . The progress bar doesn't move, and it seems as if the computer is just ignoring my request. This doesn't happen all the time. Quite often it will move with out a problem thankfully. When its not refusing to do what I tell it to do and I try to move a group of files it will move part of the list and then stop and I have to tell the computer to move the files again, and again a few more times. Sometimes it will move all but one. None of thise programs are R.O. btw

I often have a similar problem with delete and when I try to cut and paste from folder to folder or from a folder to a device. The dialog box comes up but nothing happens. None of the other quirks happen like when I try to move.

I don't get any error message, my resources don't seem to be getting tied up, and in task manager the status is always running.Thankfully I don't have to shut down the program in task manager

I'm only really having this problem with mp3 and flv files. If it is any other type of file the computer doesn't do this to me. I've noticed that it is less likely to do this with small files and small groups of files, but the computer really doesn't discriminate that often.

My computer runs on a pentium dual processor 2.16 and 2.17 GHz with 3 gig of ram. I scan regularly with Webroot and the free version of Avira (all up to date) and nothings is de... Read more

A:I try to copy, or move, or delete files and vista just laggs

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Posted under advisement of garmanmaOriginal post: 10/30/2009I'm running Windows XP Professional SP2 with AVG 8.5 as my antivirus. A few weeks ago, I had some pop-ups, random audio ads with no visible windows, and a weird process showing up in Task Manager (svchasts.exe). Then AVG said my E-Mail Scanner wasn't running. Then it stopped updating, then it stopped scanning on schedule. I reported the problem to AVG; they sent me a repair installation that I was able to run and it found and healed a couple of viruses, but there was one that it found and couldn't get rid of: a trojan named Cryptor.So I searched for help on Cryptor (that's how I found you guys smile.gif ) and I got some info about MBAM and SUPERAntiSpyware. However I couldn't install or run either program (even after renaming). I was able to get a bit of a reprieve when I downloaded and ran the Sophos anti-rootkit; it got rid of the pop-ups and ads, but I was still running slow and some of my links were being intercepted by Google searches, i.e. if I opened nfl.com, I'd end up with a Google search for nfl.com.Last weekend, I booted up and was unable to start IE or Firefox; said I couldn't connect to the server. Funny thing is that both my modem and router are showing a full connection to the web (I can still browse on my PS3). In addition, None of my peripherals are recognized: the computer says I have no printers installed, it says I have no access to the Network Connections folder, it says I have no scanner install... Read more

A:No internet, can't copy/paste/move files, no peripherals

Hi, L.Edwards Welcome.Hopefully restoring permissions to svchost.exe you may be able to connect.Please follow these steps:Step 1Open a command prompt. (Start->Run, type CMD and click OK) At the prompt copy and paste the following and press Enter after each line:Copy C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386\eventlog.dll C:\Copy C:\WINDOWS\ServicePackFiles\i386\svchost.exe C:\ExitStep 2Although Win32Diag.exe should be saved on your desktop, we will try this running it from the location you ran it before. If the G:\ drive is a removable drive, insert the media containing the Win32Diag.exe file.Click on Start->Run, copy and paste the following command into the "Run" box (including the quotation marks), and click OK. When it's finished, there will be a log called Win32kDiag.txt on your desktop. Please open it with notepad and post the contents here in your next reply. (Please allow the application to finish. You will know as the last sentence in the report will be "Finished".)G:\Win32kDiag.exe -f -rStep 31. Please download The Avenger by Swandog46 to your Desktop.Right click on the Avenger.zip folder and select "Extract All..." Follow the prompts and extract the avenger folder to your desktop2. Copy all the text contained in the code box below to your Clipboard by highlighting it and pressing (Ctrl+C):Begin copying here:
Files to move:
C:\eventlog.dll | C:\WINDOWS\system32\eventlog.dll
C:\svchost.exe | C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exeNote: the above code was created specifically for thi... Read more

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I am using XP - Service Pack 3. When I restarted my computer yesterday it came back on missing nearly everything - all classic view, missing internet, my antivirus and malware removers were all missing, and I can't copy/paste nor move anything on to my external drive to save it.
All that's left of my software is SUPERantispyware and HijackThis - ran superantispyware in safe mode which removed a few things but nothing major. I have a hijackthis log if it would help - I noticed there are a ton of 023 -- files missing type errors. Depspite my better judgment I went ahead and clicked fix on every single one that said "file missing" which prompted me to restart - when the computer came back on, same problems, and all the 023 errors showed back up in HijackThis.

I can't install anything new from a disk, I can't restore to an earlier date, I can't move anything. It wouldn't bother me to wipe out the whole drive and start over however I have some recent pictures/home videos/ and school related stuff on there that I would like to first get burned on a disk or moved over to my external drive. But I can't send to my burner through windows and neither of my burner programs will respond. Can't drag files and can't copy/paste although it will cut files and delete files.. but will not paste them anywhere.

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A:023-Files Missing NT Services - Can't Move or Copy/Paste anything

Any error messages?


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I'm running Windows XP Professional SP2 with AVG 8.5 as my antivirus. A few weeks ago, I had some pop-ups, random audio ads with no visible windows, and a weird process showing up in Task Manager (svchasts.exe). Then AVG said my E-Mail Scanner wasn't running. Then it stopped updating, then it stopped scanning on schedule. I reported the problem to AVG; they sent me a repair installation that I was able to run and it found and healed a couple of viruses, but there was one that it found and couldn't get rid of: a trojan named Cryptor.

So I searched for help on Cryptor (that's how I found you guys ) and I got some info about MBAM and SUPERAntiSpyware. However I couldn't install or run either program (even after renaming). I was able to get a bit of a reprieve when I downloaded and ran the Sophos anti-rootkit; it got rid of the pop-ups and ads, but I was still running slow and some of my links were being intercepted by Google searches, i.e. if I opened nfl.com, I'd end up with a Google search for nfl.com.

Last weekend, I booted up and was unable to start IE or Firefox; said I couldn't connect to the server. Funny thing is that both my modem and router are showing a full connection to the web (I can still browse on my PS3). In addition, None of my peripherals are recognized: the computer says I have no printers installed, it says I have no access to the Network Connections folder, it says I have no scanner installed, it says I have no CD/DVD drives i... Read more

A:No internet, can't copy/paste/move files, no peripherals

Welcome to BCTry running this applications before downloading and running your scansPlease download Rkill by Grinler and save it to your desktop.Link 2Link 3Link 4Double-click on the Rkill desktop icon to run the tool.If using Vista, right-click on it and Run As Administrator.A black DOS box will briefly flash and then disappear. This is normal and indicates the tool ran successfully.If not, delete the file, then download and use the one provided in Link 2.If it does not work, repeat the process and attempt to use one of the remaining links until the tool runs.If the tool does not run from any of the links provided, please let me know.Any time the computer restarts you will need to run the application again===============================Also try thisWe Need to check for Rootkits with RootRepealDownload RootRepeal from the following location and save it to your desktop.Direct Download (Recommended)Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorZip Mirrors (Recommended if you have a slower connection or if the Direct Download mirror is down)
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorRar Mirrors - Only if you know what a RAR is and can extract it.
Primary MirrorSecondary MirrorSecondary MirrorExtract RootRepeal.exe from the archive (If you did not use the "Direct Download" mirror).Open on your desktop.Click the tab.Click the button.Check all seven boxes: Push OkCheck the box for your main system drive (Usually C:), and press Ok.Allow RootRepea... Read more

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Alright here is the deal....
I popped open my laptop yesterday and it starts to boot up then as it hits the windows logo screen, it restarts itself. It would do this over and over. It wouldnt even boot into safe mode. I dual boot and also have/had OSX on my machine. I could boot into it with no problems at all. Then I was able to boot into XP but it boots slow, there is no taskbar, and I cant copy or move files or folders. I did some searching and other people have the same issue, but everyone else says it is a hardware issue and they never fully seemed to resolve the problem. I dont think this is a hardware issue because I can boot into other operating systems just fine. Currently, I deleted the OSX partition and am running Vista. I was hoping I could get into the XP partition from Vista but it says Access Denied. Im pretty sure I am going to just reformat the whole thing but I am trying to get 3 folders off of the XP half before I do...if it's possible....any help????

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why does my vista home basic freeze when i copy files from my MSproDuo or desktop?

A:My vista laptop freezes when I try to copy or move files to my desktop

could be anything. maybe you state this question here:

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I am currently moving all my Sims games from my flash drive to the computer and it's taking forever. The estimated time for like 14gb is 40 minutes, which is annoying. I figure by the time it actually moves over, I will have a response so for future sake, are there any special methods or programs that move documents of large sizes quickly?

A:[SOLVED] Copy & Pasting takes forever to move large files

14GB is a huge file. 40 minutes would be about right for a file transfer. Since your moving it to a USB its slower then normal.

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This may seem like a studpid questions but I do not wish to render my old machine useless if I transfer settings and files from my old Vista machine to the new Vista macgine. I was hoping I could use the WET to set the Vista setting in my new machine. It would saved me a lot of time.
Everything I read said it will "move" not "copy" the settings and files. I just need to know it will not remove the files and settings from the old machine but only copy them.

A:Windows Easy Transfer - does it move or copy the files and settings from the old machine?

It 'copies' the files and settings.
All of the files and settings will remain intact on the old system.
Hope this helps.
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Ronnie Vernon Microsoft MVP Windows Desktop Experience

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Hi all,

I was referenced to this forum by a member of a different comp community specific to overclocking. S/he told me that people here are more knowledgeable about my problem =p. I really hope you can help me.

As the topic title says, I cannot copy, paste, remove or cut files at all. It works fine when it comes to text editing but not when it comes to files. I can't seem to empty recycle bin either.

I'm the admin on my system with full priveledges, and I've never had this problem up until today. I tried a system restore to when it did work, but that didn't help, so I restored it back to how it is now.

Ran Avira virus scanner, nothing came up. I have absolutely no idea how this happened and I really want it to stop, as I need to adjust a few files and remove a lot from my recycle bin aswell. I've tried googling this problem but no answers came up.

Any help would be GREATLY appreciated, I really dont want to do a system re-install >.<


P.S: I also do not remember running a registry cleaner before I had this problem. I do have CCleaner installed and use it on occasion, I just can't remember when this copy/paste problem started because I haven't had to use functions like that for a while. Copy/pasting works when it comes to text on a side note.

A:Vista 32 bit; Cannot copy/paste/move or delete files [Messed up registry?]

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Hi everyone, I hope someone can help me.

As the title says my external hard drive wont allow me to move/copy my files back to my laptop. its a Seagate 500GB external hard drive which I have owed for a few years now with not as much use as id like. I can view photos and other files play videos and music off it but when I go to move a file over to the desktop it pops up with a windows explorer tab showing it has stopped working. which is weird as it has nothing to do with windows explorer then it seems to reload the main screen. I've attached a video showing the problem in the hope someone can diagnose the issue. I did just manage to send a photo and a music file using email back to my computer from the hard drive so its not impossible to get them all back but that would take forever haha. Any help I really would appreciate it and promise once fixed IL use a online cloud service as I know hard drives don't last forever.

it seems I cant upload the video which is annoying as it would make it easier for people to work out the problem.


sorry I thought this was down to just the hard drive but I've just tried copying a file on the desktop screen and then pasting the copied file onto the desktop screen and it seems the issue is happening with the laptop same problem with the windows explorer tab popping up with the message windows explorer has stopped working followed with another message saying windows explorer is restartin... Read more

A:external hard drive wont move/copy files back to laptop

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Hi! I do not know when and why did this happen but whoever invented this paranoid (hidemysecretsfrommywife) control system of sharing and permissions should be declared as the Enemy of Mankind, or the Antichrist!
I can understand that one wants to protect C: from malwares. But have you seen a malware attacking an external drive???

I have Windows7, I have an external drive where I store all my pictures taken and my music files. I already tried everything advanced sharing and so on. Still: I can only create a new folder with a right click in the drive or inside existing folders but I can not do anything else. The disk is write protected, check write permissions.
In fact, the disk isn't write protected.

If I create a new folder, I can put in it and do whatever I want inside the new folder. But I have no permission to do anything outside a new folder, i.e. with my original media files!

Why? Who does benefit from this? What is this craziness???

A:[SOLVED] No permission to create/ move, copy, delete files in external hard drive

Hi akofalvi.

Try this:

1. Start > Run "cmd" (this opens a command prompt window)
2. type--> diskpart (this will open another command window in a few seconds)
3. type--> list volume (this will list all of the volumes currently recognized in your system)
4. type--> select volume # (this number is going to be your external drive)
5. type--> attributes disk clear readonly

I will say this: this procedure has been met with mixed results and your problem may return. Some have even had this issue and it turned out to be a setting in Windows Media Player of all things (whoda thunk?) One responder in a forum had this to say about this very problem: what i found to fix this was to remove the settings in media player allowing it to re-organize and rename files, after which i went to the tools/advanced/restore media library and allowed it to dump my current library and reset it. That's just an FYI.

I hope that'll help. Let me know.

Good day!


PS: As an afterthought, you may need to log in to the REAL administrator account (which needs to be activated manually) and set your permissions there for your regular user name. We'll go down that path if the above procedure doesn't net you anything positive.

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I recently bought an old used PC (Dell XPS Gen. 2 ? Pentium 4 3.0 GHz, 2 GB RAM), installed my 1 TB SATA hard drive and a new install of Windows XP SP3. I?ve also got an IDE hard drive in there with lots of media files on it. I?ve been trying to copy or move files from an external USB hard drive to the IDE drive, but nearly every time I try to do so, Windows Explorer (or Q-Dir) will lock up, with the progress bar showing very little progress. I have been able to copy a few small files successfully, but anything else seems to crash it. I?ve checked for DMA/PIO status and have found that it has reverted to PIO several times, and I?ve deleted the primary IDE channel in device manager so that it would reinstall with DMA mode. The problem persists. My device manager shows two primary IDE channels and one secondary IDE channel. I have the 1 SATA hard drive, 1 IDE hard drive, and 1 SATA DVD burner installed.
Any ideas?


A:Windows XP locks up when I try to copy or move files from external drive to IDE drive

can you write a file to the drive?
any files you can open on the drive? Or do you get access denied when you try to open a file?

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