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Windows 7: I cant move files and am getting the following error message...

25 May 2011   #1
DeemSLeep

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
I cant move files and am getting the following error message...

I can't move files or rename them, and i keep getting the error message "Could not find this item" and "this file is no longer located in..." Tried contacting support but they were no help


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26 May 2011   #2
JaidynM

Windows 7 Ultimate x64/Windows 8 Consumer Preview x64/Ubuntu 11.04
 
 

Does this happen for all files or just a handful of files in a particular folder?
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26 May 2011   #3
unifex

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)
 
 

That happens when the file is somehow moved or deleted, but the corresponding record was not changed yet. Usually a refresh - or re-login - would simply get rid of the phantom file. Of course in this case you would not be able to open the file either.

Can you open the file in question or you are getting the same error message when you try to open the file?
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26 May 2011   #4
Sam The Techie

Windows 7 Home Premium (64bit)
 
 

I would agree that it is because the file has been deleted but the record has not. You might be able to recover the file by using a recovery program. i would suggest trying one from ninite.com
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26 May 2011   #5
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Hi, tryTHIS to see if it is of any help. It appears you have deleted the file(s) and this should help you recover them.
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26 May 2011   #6
DeemSLeep

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I'm sorry but this happens to every file in the C: drive, it is not just one or two files
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26 May 2011   #7
DeemSLeep

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

If I click try again, it works and i can move and rename but i have to click it every single time
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26 May 2011   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello DeemSLeep, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this may fix this error for you. It's for Vista, but should apply to Windows 7 as well.

Cannot Rename or Move a File or Folder in Vista Fix - Vista Forums

If not, then as a test, create a new administrator account to see if it works properly in it. If so, you could just copy over what you want from your old user account's folders to the new account's, and delete the old account if you like when finished.
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26 May 2011   #9
DeemSLeep

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

It doesnt apply to windows 7 because in step 2, you have to download vista registry files and i have windows 7, i doubt those registry files will work..also i tried creating a new admin account but the problem continues there as well
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26 May 2011   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Please give the REG file a try. It should apply to Windows 7 as well.
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