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Windows 7: Unable to move files

12 Feb 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit
Unable to move files

This problem started about a week ago.

I am unable to move files/folders to another folders. For example, say I have a file ( could be images, documents, movie clips). I drag and try to drop it into another folder, I get the move cursor animation of windows 7, but the file itself never moves. I cannot move folders either.

This happens, whether I am on desktop or on a folder in a regular partition. I can still cut and paste files, but moving files is much more convenient.

Not sure if it is related. Around the same time this problem happened, I am no longer able to 'right click' on zipped folders. If I try double clicking, I get a 'Data Execution Prevention Error'. My only option now is to manually open winzip and extract the files.

Help please. I am using Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit.

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13 Feb 2011   #2

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Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit SP 1

First, try a System Restore to a date earlier that the origin of the problem . For a protection, have a check with Malwarebytes .
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