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Windows 7: 'Can't read from source or disk' error message.

18 Sep 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
'Can't read from source or disk' error message.


Since yesterday, I've been getting the 'Can't read from source or disk' error when trying to move a .BIN file (252kb size) from my E: internal hard drive to any other internal or other external drives.

Unlike the other problems I've seen when searching the forum, the file I am trying to move CAN be renamed and deleted. Problem is, I can't open or move it. Attempting to open the .BIN file with notepad will give me the 'cannot open the ~ file. Make sure a disk is in the drive you specified' message.

I have tried the dskchk and it did not work. It seems the problem lies within that file and not the drives because every other files were transferred successfully.

I would be appreciated if anyone have a fix for this.

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18 Sep 2012   #2

W7 Pro SP1 64bit

Welcome to the Seven Forums.

Personally, I would do an offline scan first:
What is Windows Defender Offline?

If that comes back clean, then try unlocker to move the file - but see the bottom of this post first:
Two TEMP Folders
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