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Windows 7: Problem MOVING files across drive letters.

11 Aug 2014   #1

Problem MOVING files across drive letters.

I have a problem when I am moving files via explorer from one drive to another (right click, MOVE) and while the file copies, it appears to remain in the source directory. If I move a file to the SAME drive, the file moves without issue. If I try to move the file across different drives a second time, I get security prompts (event multiple times) that I need permissions! However, if instead, I just wait a while (a minute or two) the file does actually seem to be removed.

This however is fairly intolerable, as I am working with many files and would like to work at human rates of "quickly". For 30+ years I have been operating under computing assumption that machines work hundreds of thousands of times faster than mere humans. I have never noticed this problem before, not that it didn't exist, after all, [rant about Microsoft deleted for both our sakes.]

All that aside, there must be a root cause to the problem and something must be configurable to resolve the issue. I have found many posts across the internet with similar complaints, only to find Microsoft MVPs issuing claims of one thing or another as being the cause. Some users seem to think that turning off Client for Microsoft Networks in the LAN properties resolved their issues. Somehow, I initially trust that answer about as much as the MVPs on the Microsoft sites , although I have to credit the end-users with higher consistency amongst their opinions, than the experts there can muster.

I am reaching out to you guys to help me sort out what the true nature of the problem might be. Sorry, I usually try to spend a good part of the day researching before I post, but the hour is late. Please chime in with things that I should look at in the morning. Thanks!

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11 Aug 2014   #2
Sammy Rosebery

Windows XP Pro ;Windows 7 Ultimate ;Windows 8 Pro 32 bit

Do you log in using a administrator account?
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11 Aug 2014   #3

Windows 10 Pro X64

By right click, Move, do you mean you drag with the right mouse button and when you release the button you then chose Move, or do you mean there is a Move option on the right click menu when you click on a file or folder?
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