Windows Explorer closes after copying/pasting files to USB/DVD

  1. Posts : 6
    Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit

    Windows Explorer closes after copying/pasting files to USB/DVD

    Hi All,

    I am currently using Win7 Pro SP1 32-Bit and am having an issue with the following:

    Windows Explorer immediately closes down after copying/pasting files to a USB Stick or a CD/DVD. If I have to copy multiple files to multiple folders, I have to re-open Windows Explorer and drill down to the removable media, which is still plugged in or in the CD/DVD drive as many times as necessary. A search in these forums directed me to a post that did not help.

    Is there any type of fix for this issue? Neither Windows 8 or Win XP do this.

    Mike T.
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  2. Posts : 259
    Win7 sp1 Pro 64bit / XP sp2 Pro (games only)

    There is a tutorial here on adding "copy to" and/or "move to" to the right click context menu. Works like a charm, use it all the time including to Usb stick and from CD's.
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  3. Posts : 25,847
    Windows 10 Pro. 64/ version 1709 Windows 7 Pro/64

    This should be helpful.

    By Brink:

    Context Menu - Add Copy To Folder and Move To Folder
      My Computer

  4. Posts : 4,776
    Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

    Explorer Window Closes

    Hi, I'm not sure why it does that but if you like you could take a look at:

    Q-Dir Portable

    It runs without installation but it's very good when you need to cut, copy and paste or drag and drop multiple files or folders into one or more locations. You can open up a maximum of four windows at the same time and move files to your hearts content.

    Windows Explorer closes after copying/pasting files to USB/DVD-q-dir-5.jpg
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  5. Posts : 6
    Windows 7 Professional SP1 32-bit
    Thread Starter

    Hi All,

    Thank you to all who responded.

    I shall try these out in the morning and let all of you know. I'm sure these suggestions will do the trick.

    Mike T.

    UPDATE: The tutorial did the trick. I'll also be putting Q-Dir Portable on my USB Stick, it also works very nicely. Thanks again to everyone!
    Last edited by hastings; 07 Jun 2014 at 07:25.
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