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Windows 7: Cut and Paste glitch

04 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Cut and Paste glitch

I have searched everywhere and I can't seem to find a solution to this problem.

When I cut a file or folder from my desktop, and paste it anywhere else, another random icon on my desktop greys out as if I had cut that file as well.

At first I thought it might be some hidden malware but scans have come up with nothing.
I have also done a registry clean with ccleaner but the problem persists.

It does not interfere with system functionality, it is just a mild irritation.

However, I would love to hear what people have to say about it.

I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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04 Oct 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Does this also occur when you highlight the folder and use cntl-x to cut
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04 Oct 2010   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

It happens when I press ctrl-x and when I right click and select cut
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04 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

If you then click on the desktop does the grayed out icon refresh
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04 Oct 2010   #5

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

Just to be clear.. when you have the one file you want to cut highlighted, and cut it, another random icon on your desktop also grey's out. BUT, when you paste the wanted file to the destination, the random icon does NOT get pasted?
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04 Oct 2010   #6

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by InTents View Post
I have searched everywhere and I can't seem to find a solution to this problem.

When I cut a file or folder from my desktop, and paste it anywhere else, another random icon on my desktop greys out as if I had cut that file as well. At first I thought it might be some hidden malware but scans have come up with nothing. I have also done a registry clean with ccleaner but the problem persists. It does not interfere with system functionality, it is just a mild irritation. However, I would love to hear what people have to say about it. I am running Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Welcome to SevenForums.

When you say random, are you referring to the location or the particular icon that is grayed or perhaps both?

Would it be possible to make a "snip" showing a specific example?

I'm trying to grasp what is happening and how.

One easy step to try, which can't hurt, requires little effort and time, is to run System File Checker until you get a clean bill of health from SystemFileChecker.

Now let's see here's some info that will be of assistance to you.

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Make a snapshot:
WIN | type SNIPPING | ENTER
Click the New button.
Drag the cursor around the area you want to snip.
File | Save as | select save location and name | Save button

Post the snapshot:
Screenshot - How to post
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System File Checker - SFC /SCANNOW Command
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04 Oct 2010   #7

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Once I have cut and paste the file and the other random file gets greyed out, the only way for it to return to normal is if I copy another file.

When I press copy again to see if the greyed out icon is in a "cut state", nothing happens.
So it seems like it's just icon visually being greyed out but not actually being cut
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04 Oct 2010   #8

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

What about if you click "paste" again, do you still get no action? agree that screen prints would help. Also, does the greyed out icon work?
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04 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

The first screen shot shows some desktop icons.

I cut the GTAIV shortcut and the Half Life 2 Episode Two Shortcut greys out


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04 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Nothing happens when I paste again
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