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Windows 7: Cannot copy some files!

29 Aug 2013   #1
peter4076

Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Cannot copy some files!

Unusual problem.
My C drive is SSD, one of my external drives (J) is IDE
I am trying to copy over from my IDE drive a couple of folders to cut & paste to a small USB flash drive (K)
But I get this error message " Could not find this item. " This is no longer in J/???? which I know for a fact is not true because it is, any thoughts forthcoming most appreciated.


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29 Aug 2013   #2
notis

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, *W7 Prem. x64
 
 

Have you tried to open 2 Windows Explorer pages and drag and drop the file. What is then? Again it doesn't find it?
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29 Aug 2013   #3
peter4076

Home Premium 64bit
 
 

notis: I have tried that way, also copy & paste, I've even tried to drag & drop onto desktop, and still will not allow, stating this is no longer in !!!!! A complete mystery to me. Thanks anyway for your input.
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29 Aug 2013   #4
YoYo155

Windows 10
 
 

You're having problems copying from the external storage onto the USB drive, correct?
can you copy from J:\ to the internal storage i.e C:\ or are you having problems copying regardless
of the destination?
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29 Aug 2013   #5
notis

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, *W7 Prem. x64
 
 

If you try to copy that file from J: in another place-folder again in J:, is it possible?
What it tell you?
(I'm not a "Guru", just I'm telling you what I would try if I had the same problem)
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29 Aug 2013   #6
peter4076

Home Premium 64bit
 
 

YoYo155 & notis: I have tried copy/cut&paste to my C drive desktop I still get the cannot find this item it is no longer in ????, I know it is because they are MP3 songs amounting to 80 Mb which I played earlier via my VLC media player. I have downloaded & run folderfix incase it was a registry problem...........it isn't, must admit I am quite savvy with computers but this niggly little problem has me stumped, the only thing I have done in the last 6 days is cloned my C drive (Sata) to my 250 gig Samsung 840 Pro SSD, cheers anyway for replying.
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29 Aug 2013   #7
strollin

W10 Pro desktop, W10 laptop, W10 laptop, W10 Pro tablet (all 64-bit)
 
 

Is it only those particular files? Can you copy other files from that drive? Can you copy files from C: to it?

I wonder if it might be a permissions thing, have you tried "taking ownership" of the files in question?
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29 Aug 2013   #8
peter4076

Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Cannot copy anything over from that IDE drive, will look into Take Ownership?
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29 Aug 2013   #9
notis

Windows 7 Home Premium x64, *W7 Prem. x64
 
 

Another action I'd do is to see in properties if I have to unblock the files. Also if not one file from J: can be copied and after all the above tests, I'd check the health of the external drive, chkdsk etc.
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29 Aug 2013   #10
peter4076

Home Premium 64bit
 
 

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.
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