Quote: Originally Posted by martinpl
Hi mrdemon - tried that one without success as well.
OK, so you tried "unhiding" the files, that's good.
Just to be sure - you are trying to copy the file and not a shortcut to the file? (I have to ask, sorry.)
I would like you to try something else. Let's see if you can copy the files elsewhere on the source compter, then to the USB drive.
>> Do not plug the USB drive into the source compter just yet. <<
1. On the source computer, create a new folder on the desktop - name it Pics.
2. Open Windows Explorer and navigate to one of the folders that has files you tried to copy but didn't work correctly.
3. Once at the location, click on a file in the right pane, then using your keyboard press Ctrl-A to select all of the files.
4. Now on the keyboard press Ctrl-C to copy all of the selected files to the clipboard.
5. Minimize Windows Explorer - your desktop should now be visible.
6. Double click the newly created Pics folder - it opens as an empty folder.
7. Click in the folder then using your keyboard press Ctrl-V to paste the copied files.
8. Close the Pics folder and close Windows explorer.
9. Plug in the USB flash drive into the source computer.
10. When the system message box appears, select "Open folder to view files."
11. Move the window so you can see the Pics folder on your desktop (or resize if necessary).
12. Click once on the Pics folder on your desktop, then right click it and select Copy.
13. Right click in the right pane of the USB drive window (that you just moved) and select Paste.
14. The files should copy to the USB drive (unless you are copying SHORTCUTS and not actual files).
15. Properly close and eject the media from the computer.
16. Plug the USB flash drive into your new computer.
17. When the system message box appears, select "Open folder to view files."
Are the files listed? If so, right click one of them then select Preview - the picture should display.
If the files are NOT listed, I'll have to give this more thought.