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Windows 7: This item is no longer located in... PLEASE HELP!

15 Jun 2011   #1

Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit
This item is no longer located in... PLEASE HELP!

I am trying to transfer some music files between 2 computers and when I try to copy and paste the files on to my USB I get the error message that says "Could not find this item, this item is no longer located in (path). Verify the item's location and try again." I've read some post that have helped people DELETE files after getting this message but I can't seem to get it to work is I want the file transferred. Thanks for your help!

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15 Jun 2011   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)

Hello sdmoser, i'll be sitting here following your topic until I don't have any solutions left. & Welcome to 7Forums by the way

First of all, try to right click on your item you want to copy, and go to properties, and see if there's another path to this file. It could be some sort of Shortcut. Who knows

Best Regards,
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15 Jun 2011   #3

Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit

Hmmmm, i actually tried that already to no avail. Thanks for the help though
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15 Jun 2011   #4

Microsoft Windows 7 Ultimate: x64 (SP1)

Could you take some pictures in general? Properties, Error etc.
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15 Jun 2011   #5


This may not be the solution to your problem, but it's something to check before you start making changes to your system: Is it possible that those particular music files really don't exist any more on your system? In other words, could you have downloaded only a shortcut to a link that is no longer in existance? I have had this happen a number of times when I believed I was downloading music, only to find out that what I "downloaded" was only a shortcut to the site that was hosting that particular piece of music. So eventually, if the original site no longer had that piece of music available, the result was that my shortcut link was no longer good.

One of the ways you can check to see if that applies to any of your missing music files is, (assuming the system will still allow you to do this) to right-click on the file and go into Properties to check the size to see if it's the size you would expect of a full audio or video download --- or is it only the size you'd expect of a shortcut link.

If that's not the case, the next thing I would do is an Advanced Search for each of those files. By checking "Music" on top, you can limit your search to music files only, but be sure to search your entire system, not just the indexed locationss. And be sure to check the box that says: Include non-indexed, hidden, and system files.
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