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Windows 7: Unable to move documents into folders - on desktop and external hdd

07 Jun 2013   #11
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 

I also have a Seagate 1TB - F: Drive in the case of this question that I posed.

I do drag the items (folders and file) and gain the message of 'File Access Denied'. To a person that does not know that much about computers - this can be alarming.

I am looking at moving quite a bit of data to the drive. I am not too sure if the permissions are correct or if I give access to Everyone - which I really do not wish to do - but may have to in this case.

I very much appreciate the time someone took in trying to assist me.

People have posted links - but I feel very stupid as I still am unsure.

The Recycle Bin error is of a concern - perhaps I will post another forum regarding corrupt recycle bin


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07 Jun 2013   #12
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 

I observed that someone came to this forum to assist me.

I ended up deleting all the files from the external drive recycle bin to assist me in not getting the message again.

I accidently pressed "Yes" - so there is no going back now.

I am engaging other errors now - but I seem to be cursed.

I will come back to it, when I am feeling a little better.

"you learn from your mistakes'.

I do want to get better on the computer


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07 Jun 2013   #13
condooit

Win 7 home premium
 
 

Hi Mel, it's possible you have altered something in your settings on the computer, I'm a noob at computers, so that's just a guess.

You could try transferring single files to the ext HDD, IE don't transfer a folder with multiple levels of folders and files within them.

When I had trouble with my previous computer and tried to dump the whole int HDD contents to an external HDD, the computer blocked it and any folder that had layers of folders and files etc, and in the end I had to just transfer single files one by one to the ext HDD.....took forever.

If all else fails unload all your files to the HDD that you can, or to a CD or USB flash drive if it will allow you, then bite the bullet and re-install all the OS and soft ware etc......start from the beginning with default settings......but..... MAKE A NOTE OF WHAT SETTINGS YOU CHANGE....this is important, (in my case for me that is), as when something goes pear shaped you need to be able to go back and re-change that particular setting.

BTW, I wasn't aware that you have a recycle bin on an ext HDD.....when I delete files from the ext HDD (drive F) or any of the drives they go to the recycle bin on my computer.......that is when you can re-evaluate your decision to delete and recover them later.

You must be very sure when you decide to empty your re-cycle bin, 'cos that's when they're gone forever.
Ian.
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07 Jun 2013   #14
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 

I consider you a new friend - I am up at this hour - worried about my silly external hard drive and all it's contents. What really matters is that you are alive and breathing.

I was in a coma a while back. I am now writing a book. I am on limited drugs - but heck that is life.

I appreciate anyone that has half a brain cell - I sure do not.

The people on here have treated me great - I have done silly stuff and I am surprised that I am not banned.

I drive the manufacturers mad - But - in the end I brought the stuff, most the time they are just googling it and have the only the bare equipment to assist - I am led to believe.

Thanks and I hope that my External Hard Drive does not become a door stop - all my work
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07 Jun 2013   #15
condooit

Win 7 home premium
 
 

Hi, we all need some help sometime.

BTW, looking at your post #12, the file listing looks like you have a lot of links to various areas, these will not be transferred as files and saved to a HDD....as far as I know.
Ian.
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07 Jun 2013   #16
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 

Thanks - you are a great assistance - may try and save some - you need a back up of a back up these days.

You are not that bad, better educated and know more about computers than myself.
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07 Jun 2013   #17
condooit

Win 7 home premium
 
 

Hi Mel, I've learned one thing about computers, don't mess with the settings and it'll function as the makers planned it.......I know hardly anything about the workings of a computer, so I leave it to itself........programs usually work well when they have an operating system that is free from viruses, so I use Nortons to scan anything that I want to look at and don't open anything that I don't know the origin of, especially emails......all the best,
Ian.
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10 Jun 2013   #18
Melissa

Windows 7 Home Professional 64bit
 
 

If you ask most on here - they do not trust Norton. I must admit - they are not the best. Make sure you keep your updates with software - I lost a lot of back ups thanks to them.

They do provide on line support on you computer - but will only stick to their program.

I totally agree. Keep it simple stupid - The good old KISS principle in future for me.

Could cost a fortune in not just time - but effort fixing it yourself. Sometimes - some things are just beyond your control. I do not claim to be an expert - willing to try. But should know my limits.

Thanks again,

Melissa
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10 Jun 2013   #19
condooit

Win 7 home premium
 
 

Hi, like any anti virus software, Nortons can only combat an attack when it has the virus type in it's listing.....any new one and you are open to attack until it get dealt with.....sometimes after it's done it's job.

I may be wrong on that assumption, as that would be closing the door after the horse has bolted etc, but if they have something that detects the virus "fingerprints" as opposed to the actual program, then I suppose one good AV softeware package is like the next.....price accordingly.

At the average 'Net browser level, $100 a year subscription to an AV software package is probably the limit to what you would go to in order to get peace of mind, unless you were really into some serious computing activities and had to have total protection, then the sky's the limit.

With Virus attacks, you only know when you are at risk when get the problems that have not been identified.
Ian.
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10 Jun 2013   #20
FearrowCTT

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Are you the local admin? Meaning if you were to go Computer>right-click>manage>users>Administrator. You would see your name here? To copy anything you will need this type of permissions, not only on the external, but on your local machine.
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