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Windows 7: Lost EXE file properties while copying to a thumb drive

08 Feb 2014   #1
bawldiggle

XP/7x32 & x64/8x64/8.1x64
 
 
Lost EXE file properties while copying to a thumb drive

Quite often when copying an EXE file to thumb drive I get this alert

Lost EXE file properties while copying to a thumb drive-property-loss-copied-exe-file.png

What does it mean. I have not had any install problems so far.

Thank you




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08 Feb 2014   #2
Mellon Head

Win 7 Pro x64/Win 10 Pro x64 dual boot
 
 

Every file has properties attached to it. Basically , it's information about the file, like this:

Lost EXE file properties while copying to a thumb drive-capture72.png

In the case of the EXE file above, there isn't much to worry about if they are lost when they are copied. The only time that properties really cause a problem is when you lose the information from photographs and documents. The information may be used by other programs to load information, or to show information about the file.

Basically, Windows is just telling you that the properties will not be copied with the file, and it's checking to see if it's OK with you if they get lost in the copy. It isn't usually a cause for concern.


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