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Windows 7: Cannot copy some files!

29 Aug 2013   #11
notis

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, *W7 Prem. x64
 
 

....and like Strollin request, I'd try all the possible relations, eg.To copy from K: to J:, from C: to K:, C: to K:, etc..... So you'll know exactly which device has the problem.
Did you ask how you can run chkdsk in an external drive? You can from properties of the disk and then tools, then check or if you know from a cmd (command prompt) "chkdsk J:"


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29 Aug 2013   #12
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peter4076 View Post
I've thought of that and over the years I have run chkdsk on my C drive, any ideas how I get it up and running on an external drive because I'm running 1 SSD drive (C) 4 internal SATA drives (varying numbers) & 6 external IDE drives (not all connected at the same time) and I would to run it on some of the drives.
I think the answer might be in the red type above.
When you attach an Ext HD to your PC via USB it is given the next Drive letter by Windows. Add another ExtHD and depending whch USB socket you use for the second drive that can alter the Drive letter of the first drive. The way to overcome this is to give all you ext hard drives a dedicated letter each somewhere near the top end of the alphabet so you have V drive, W Drive, X Drive, Y Drive, Z Drive. Then when you connect a USB stick (Which you cant give a dedicated drive letter to) that will use the lower end of the alphabet. J Drive etc. To give a drive a dedicated letter see here:
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ndows-7-a.html
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29 Aug 2013   #13
peter4076

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I'm going into dinner now, will be back in an hour to mitchell65 plausable plan. I'm optimistic
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29 Aug 2013   #14
peter4076

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Yes, that was the answer, disconnected all my external drives via a USB Hub, and just use the one I wanted & woila copied across smoothly, wonderful. Thanks to all for the contributions, I have never had a problem not solved on this forum, long may it continue.
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29 Aug 2013   #15
notis

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, *W7 Prem. x64
 
 

..I'm glad that you did it. I hope someone come in my thread for helping me too.....(but I don't see so much interest around.....hihi!..)...Have a nice night...(mark it as solved)
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29 Aug 2013   #16
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notis View Post
..I'm glad that you did it. I hope someone come in my thread for helping me too.....(but I don't see so much interest around.....hihi!..)...Have a nice night...(mark it as solved)
please don't use somebody else's thread to give attention to your own. Bad form that!
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29 Aug 2013   #17
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by peter4076 View Post
Yes, that was the answer, disconnected all my external drives via a USB Hub, and just use the one I wanted & woila copied across smoothly, wonderful. Thanks to all for the contributions, I have never had a problem not solved on this forum, long may it continue.
Delighted it worked. Thanks for the feedback!
Still worth giving all the drives a dedicated letter. Doesn't matter if you disconnect them, thet will retain the letter when next connected!
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